Jenny Ballard is the current chair of Care for the Carers and has been a member of the Board since 2006. Jenny is a carer of an adult daughter with learning difficulties, and has extensive experience and knowledge of carers’ issues and learning disability services in East Sussex. As a long-standing member of Care for the Carers and Royal Mencap, and as governor of a special needs school, Jenny worked on the new GP contracts raising and ensuring an awareness of carers' health issues, and currently chairs a Patient Participation Group. Jenny has used her experience to advance the cause of carers and improve services to the benefit of service users and carers in East Sussex.