Esther is the lead officer for projects and engagement, joining Healthwatch Rutland on secondment for 2 days per week from Healthwatch Northamptonshire. Esther trained with the National Childbirth Trust to become a Pregnancy Birth and Beyond Practitioner and has been involved in healthcare in Northamptonshire for a number of years. She was previously the Co-Chair of Northamptonshire Breastfeeding Alliance (NBA). While in this role she has attended many meetings regarding children and families in the county and helped to raise funds to keep vital services open. Esther has also previously worked as a Youth Worker in rural Northamptonshire. While working for Healthwatch Northamptonshire Esther has successfully relaunched Young Healthwatch Northamptonshire which is now an active group of young people that actively contributes to health and social care issues locally. Esther hopes to use this experience to start a Young Healthwatch Rutland amongst other things.