Victoria Armstrong – Bluestone Collaborative
What is your current role?
Chief Executive Officer of Disability North. Disability North is a user-led charity working in the North East of England to promote independence, inclusion and choice for disabled people throughout the North of England and our base is in Newcastle.
What are the key things you learned?
I learned to more deeply appreciate the perspectives of others working in different sectors throughout Newcastle but within the same themes that our organisation delivers on in health and social care.
What did you gain from doing this course with people from other organisations?
It was an enriching experience to learn from leaders from other sectors; the challenges they are facing and how they overcome those barriers with an openness to joint working. I gained a much more profound understanding of how we can work together to make Newcastle a better place to live.