Lead for social care
Harjinder has over 23 years' experience in local government, the Third sector, and a shared service. She is a former Managing Director of a supported housing provider. Since then she has held high profile commissioning positions in two London Boroughs, and at the West London Alliance. She has spoken at a number of conferences including Skills for Care and the National Contracting and Commissioning Conference for Adult Services.
Harjinder has been fortunate enough to have worked in a wide range of organisations, on both a voluntary and a paid basis, and this has given her exposure to a range of services and enabled her to build on her knowledge skills and expertise across both adults and children’s services. Her experience and exposure includes frontline services, operational activity and strategic work. She has also continued to build on her knowledge and skills through personal time and investment in local community services, and playing an active role within her community. She believes these positions have enhanced her operational and strategic overview on the development and delivery of community services and the ability to plan and initiate new enterprises and projects to develop the growth of community cohesion.
She was also a contributor to a chapter in the Home Office publication “Diverse Britain 2008”.
Harjinder has lived in Barking and Dagenham for over 22 years.