Pat has worked at Signpost for over 20 years with a gap of 18 months when she was with Information and Advice at Stockport Town Hall; it was during this period that she gained her specialist knowledge of disability benefits.  Pat spent many years balancing work with caring for her elderly mother so she has first-hand experience of the challenges of being a carer. Pat is now semi-retired but continues to work at Signpost one day a week.