Max is Vice-Chair of PCV Herefordshire and is a mum of three, a self-employed researcher (“Data is my bag”!) who lives in Hereford.  My middle child has a severe learning disability and various (as yet un-diagnosed) medical issues.  I initially joined Parent Carer Voice as a way to meet other mums going through similar issues therefore understood what life is like as a mum of child with additional needs and find out all the things I need to know that no-one thinks to tell you!  More recently I took a more active role to help make sure the group continues to run and provide a source of support for other parents and help make sure services are good for our children.