Michele Finney qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1984 and has worked in local government and management in London and Kent. For 18 years, she has been an OT in Specialist and Accessible Housing in the Northwest. She has previously been the NW representative and Vice chair of the College of OT Specialist Section-Housing. She recently was part of the project team providing professional advice to an extra care and supported living scheme where dementia friendly design was included. She is an active member of the Age Friendly Manchester Design Team. Michele is now working in Independent practice specialising in housing.