Ann started her working career in 1968 as a Student Nurse in Walton Hospital and eventually moving to the Private Sector in 1988. She worked in Care Homes ensuring high standards of care for the most vulnerable in the community and persuading the Home’s owners to embrace activities and train staff to reach their full potential. Ann was offered a partnership to buy a home in Mossley Hill and with the support of her family decided to do so, however she was unable to manage the new home at the outset, because she was not a Mental Health Nurse, so she enrolled on a degree course in Mental Health.
It wasn’t long before the partnership ended so Ann and her husband decided to buy them out but amongst all this her husband was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Ann’s mother, who became her rock throughout her husband’s illness died in 2003 and then her husband 5 weeks later. She has remained strong for her two girls and returned to work setting about changing the home to a Dementia Care Home and now running a successful business employing 70 staff.