Eddie began his career as a social worker, later becoming Director of Care and Support within Adult Social Care at Sheffield City Council. He has worked in Lancashire and Cumbria in a range of managerial roles and during the flu pandemic was seconded to the Department of Health in London.

For nearly all his career, developing personalised services for older people has been central to his life and work. He has worked alongside a number of voluntary or private sector organisations seeking to plan, run and improve services in partnership with older citizens. Eddie has led on establishing amongst many others: the 50-plus congress and the expert elders network in Sheffield, along with a range of modern housing with care support services.

As Director of Care, he saw at first hand the benefits of the work of Action For Elders to older people in the projects run both within the council's own directly managed resource centres and independent sector care homes. Eddie is keen to use his passion, knowledge and experience to assist Action for Elders grow and provide opportunities for older adults to sustain or improve their health and wellbeing.

Since his retirement in 2013, Eddie has become a keen photographer. He is also kept very busy with four grandchildren. He drives the lunch club minibus, helps out with a soup run for the homeless and is treasurer at his local church. In between, he and wife Sue like to escape in their touring caravan for some peace and quiet!

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