– Caroline Tomlinson is the Founder and CEO of My Life Legacy. The charity provides education, health and care services on an 84-acre farm and a sports village, as well as in the community, to over 100 people every day.
Caroline pioneered the personalisation agenda nationally after she convinced Wigan Council to give her son Joe, who has complex disabilities, the first personal budget in the country. Joe, who has lived in his own home since the age of 18 years, has a fabulous team of people supporting him to have a meaningful life.
Working in both the statutory and voluntary sectors, Caroline has driven the agenda for change for those who need support. Caroline has worked with most councils in the country, spoken internationally and has written various books and articles.