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Name:

Robert White

Position:

Director of Self-Directed Support

Career:

Robert has over 25 years of experience working in central and local government and has a keen interest in the interaction between social welfare and social work and is a member of Poverty Alliance Scotland and Social Work Scotland.

Robert began his career in the Department for Work and Pensions undertaking various roles, from Benefits Officer to Social Fund Officer, before becoming a Social Worker, Mental Health Officer and Chair of a Practitioner forum in Ayrshire. Prior to starting with ILF Scotland, Robert was a social work manager within South Lanarkshire Council. Robert is a Board member of Speak Out Advocacy and strongly believes in the power of advocacy to promote person led services. Robert manages the ILF Scotland social work managers and provides strategic lead in managing relationships with statutory partners in 37 health and social care trusts/partnerships across both Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Contact Details:

Email: Robert.White@ILF.scot

Phone: 0131 244 6421