Amy is a highly experienced welfare rights expert who is passionate about making the benefits system understandable.
Since completing a law degree, Amy has worked in a variety of benefits settings. Including:
- Specialist Mental Health advice worker within a London Welfare Rights Unit
- Training Manager of a London inner-city council Housing Benefit Service
- Manager of a London local authority Welfare Rights Team
- Social Welfare Team Leader and Caseworker – TV Edwards Solicitors
Since 1998 Amy has worked as an independent trainer and consultant in all aspects of welfare benefits. Her training style is known for being lively and interactive. When not in the training room, Amy provides benefits support and consultancy for a wide range of clients, but specialises in working with those with disabilities – whether physical or sensory, those with learning disabilities or mental health needs.
Her experience includes direct advice to individuals and families, including representation at First Tier and Upper Tribunals and preparing cases for Judicial Review.
Getting to know Amy
If you were not a benefits specialist what job would you do?
I’d love to be a detective – of the Miss Marple variety!
If you were given a day off work where would we find you?
At my allotment.
What can you do that no one else in the office can do?
I play the piano pretty well (and the violin really, really badly).
If you could go back in history to a specific date or time, what would it be?
I would like to go back to the time of the suffragettes. The year 2018 is 100 years since (some) women got the vote. I’d like to see that struggle, meet those women, and congratulate them for the result they achieved.
Where in the world would you most like to visit?
I would love to visit Rwanda to see some amazing mountain gorillas.