Lorraine Morgan is the Carer representative for Torfaen and also for Stakeholder Reference Group for ABUHB since 2011, where she became Chair 2015 - 2018.
She supported her parents to stay in their own home until their late nineties in 2012, and now supports her adult daughter who is autistic. She lives in Torfaen now but is originally from Newport. She has 3 grandchildren who live in Germany.
Lorraine is a former registered nurse, social care and housing practitioner, manager and academic retiring in 2013 from the Open University in Wales with the lead for Health, Nursing and Social Care. Her whole professional and now volunteering life has been about the participation of people in their receipt of services, community development and the effective monitoring and evaluating of care and support. From 1990s she studied gerontology, citizenship for older people and the management of care, worked for 12 years in Housing, writing aspects of a new housing degree, teaching social work and various Non Executive roles in national boards in Wales and England, and UK registered charities.
She has worked in appointed advisory roles for Wales Older People Commissioner, Welsh Government Strategy for Older People and Expert Housing Group.
She was a Melin Homes Board member 2010-19 and a TVA Board member from 2019.
She is Chair of a new award winning UK charity based in Wales called Action for Elders. The charity now provides programmes locally.
She has used the pandemic to reflect with some expert innovators on the present status of institutional long term care for older adults. She has recently jointly set up a social enterprise to lead, with partners, the creation of a demonstrator site for testing and evaluating a new eco-system for long term care. This will involve co-design and production and support people to stay at home or where they choose, despite health and care conditions, all of their lives.