Clare has been working in women specific services for most of the past 30 years and 18 of these with the same organisation, WomenCentre, based in Halifax. During this time she had the opportunity to join a team of inspirational women to develop the first women’s one stop shop known as Calderdale Women’s Centre. The difference made to so many women’s lives encouraged them to share this holistic and gendered approach and their on the ground knowledge of women’s lives and the problems they face. In 2012 She was awarded a CBE Honour for work with vulnerable women. She currently work as the national development worker, raising the profile of the principles of women centred working and supporting the development of new women centres.