Val Hewison is the CEO of Carers Leeds, the vital support service for Carers throughout Leeds.
Working at a strategic and at a local level, Val has led Carers Leeds for over 10 years. Her determination and hard work has transformed the support available to carers by working together with other services in Leeds to develop a single Point of Access service. The positive impact that this has had for the 72,000 unpaid carers has focused Val’s determination to ensure every carer is recognised and supported to continue caring.
This passion for supporting carers was developed through Val’s personal experiences of caring and her extensive qualifications in social care and management.
Working with businesses, communities, health care and social care, Val aims to keep carers at the top of the agenda influence positive change to improve the lives of carers.