Claire is the strategic manager for Pimlico Million, a community project funded by Big Local.
Since September 2020 Claire has led on Pimlico Million's strategic work, speaking to local councillors and the council to share the impact of the funding.
As part of her role she is focused on writing the plan for the next five years and ensuring that all board members have a role in this, as well as making it happen. She supports local residents and organisations to apply for grant funding and get involved directly within their community to make the area a better place to live.
She has almost 20 years of experience across the field of children, young people and their families, with a particular focus on gangs and young offenders in some of the most deprived areas in London. In more recent years she has taken a keen interest in the arena of older people and those living with dementia and in 2016 she became a dementia champion.
CLAIRE IS PASSIONATE ABOUT PEOPLE - GIVING THEM OPPORTUNITIES AND SHOWING THEM THE CHOICES THAT THEY CAN MAKE
Claire's motivation for making and seeing change resulted in her leading and managing several services for the charity Catch22 over a number of years. She then moved on to a national children's charity as an assistant director and at NACRO, a social justice charity, leading a team of specialist legal advisers to support employers to recruit ex-offenders.
Her role before Pimlico Million was head of department at HCT Group, a national transport social enterprise, where she developed her commitment to making a difference and secured numerous contracts to be able to provide a service to a range of client groups across several London boroughs.
Claire has a law degree and qualified as a barrister in 2000, being called to the Bar for England and Wales. She decided not to practice as she wanted to be at the core of prevention and it was there that she started her role with the Youth Justice Board.
Outside of work Claire is fully committed to her toddler who keeps her on her toes, as well as pilates and running (when she can!).