Paul has worked in local mental health services since 1989 previously for Bedfordshire County Council and now for the NHS following the transfer of mental health Social services in 2006. Paul’s previous roles include working with ex-offenders and as a social worker. As a governor, Paul wants to ensure service users and their carers receive the best possible services from ELFT. To do this Paul feels it is essential for all services to work in partnership, which includes ELFT, local authorities, voluntary and public sector services. Paul would like to use his skills and experience to develop joint working.