Val Shaw has been a resident of Barking and Dagenham her whole life. After various jobs, including being a legal secretary she was made redundant and therefore decided to put something back into the community by volunteering.
Val volunteers at a number of the different places including the Broadway theatre, Barking Community Hospital and assisting the local council.
She is interested in improving health and social care services for everyone.
As well being on the board Val is also an Enter and View Representatives and the Healthwatch Champion for Longbridge Ward.