John has worked in social care since 1965. He has worked with people of all ages mostly in residential care, and has led therapeutic communities for children and young people and for older people. He has also been a social care inspector for local authorities and briefly for the CQC.
John is a writer, consultant and campaigner. He trained in organisational consultancy at the Tavistock, has a master’s degree in public policy, advanced social care qualifications and a diploma in counselling. He is an OPUS Associate and a Fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs.
John's latest book is Leading Good Care: the task, heart and art of managing social care, Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015.