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Jul 11 2013

Harrow Conservative Group: Cllr Simon Williams

SONY DSCCllr Simon Williams is founder of Together4Health, a social enterprise promoting quality of life for people living with a long term condition by promoting best practice, innovation and partnerships. Simon was elected Councillor for the ward of Harrow on the Hill in the London Borough of Harrow in 2010, Harrow Conservative Group Secretary and lead on the Shadow Cabinet for Health. He is also a member of the Health & Wellbeing Board and former member of the Health & Social Care Scrutiny committee, Chairman of the Standards Committee and Supporting People Advisory Committee.

Additionally, Simon is a member of the Planning Committee and Local Development Framework Panel, Vice-Chairman of Harrow Town Centre Forum, a Trustee of Harrow Heritage Trust, a representative on Harrow on the Hill Forum, Harrow on the Hill Safer Neighbourhood Team and Grange Farm Estate Tenants and Leaseholders Association, which he helped set up.

Simon has helped with individual residents on matters ranging from missed bin collections to rehousing a family with four children living in a one bedroom flat. He has organised many crime prevention and awareness initiatives in the ward, visiting many roads with the local police to offer advice and equipment to prevent burglaries. Simon has helped residents with petitions, including parking restrictions on the Hill and is currently active in making the ward cleaner and tidier, including protecting grass verges and a road safety campaign.

Simon says that he has an enormous sense of satisfaction by helping those in the community that need some help to get through bureaucracy, overcome unfairness and giving a voice to people who aren’t always listened to.

Simon in a member of the editorial board of The British Journal of Health Service Managers and editor of its supplement on long term conditions.

During the 2010 General Election Simon was Campaign Director for the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Harrow West, 2010 General Election and subsequently Campaign Co-ordinatior for the 2011 AV Referendum for NW London.

Simon was formerly Director of Policy at the Patients Association and a Director of the Patient Information Forum.

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