Doreen started her career as a nurse but soon moved to work in the voluntary sector where she has worked to help people become full and active citizens since 1986. Doreen has been involved in setting up several small, person centred organisations in both England and Scotland to support people to get a life that makes sense for them and where they can be all they can be as opposed to institutional care and support which can often further damage vulnerable and disabled people. Doreen is the Director of Beyond Limits (www.beyondlimits-uk.org) which is based in South West England. Beyond Limits was set up, originally supported by Partners for Inclusion when Doreen was the Chief Executive, to support people who have labels of being extremely challenging and are piloting this tailored approach using Individual Health Budgets (IHB’s) in the form of an Individual Service Fund (ISF). Doreen is also a board member of Manavodaya International UK as well as in Control Scotland.