Mark has a broad range of experience across social care with several client groups and in varied settings. After completing his degree, he spent a couple of years on voluntary projects with disabled adults living independently, and with homeless men in an emergency night shelter in central London. From this Mark had subsequent paid roles including community support work with disabled adults moving back into the community following long periods in residential hospitals.
Mark has also spent time as a residential care worker in adolescent residential units. The last 30 years has seen a focus on Adults and Children with Disabilities in both a Day Service and Residential Home setting. As a Manager of Services in these fields Mark has increasingly focused his support autistic children and adults. It is this interest that has led to an involvement in a mentoring role with AS mentoring and employment over the last two years.