Jill Pitkeathley

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Jill Pitkeathley is a life peer and Labour Party in the House of Lords, becoming a member in November 1997. She is also a deputy speaker in the Lords. [1]


Pitkeathley has spent years serving as a social worker for local authorities and a voluntary services coordinator in the National Health Service. In 1986 she worked as the chief executive of what was then the National Council for Carers and led the carers movement there for the next 12 years, creating Carers National Association now known as Carers UK. [2] From 2003 to 2008 she was chair of Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service and in 2009 she was appointed as chair of the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. [2]

Pitkeathley is currently vice president of Carers UK, president of the Community Council for Berkshire, and a patron of Herefordshire Carers. [2]



  1. Baroness Pitkeathley www.parliament.uk, accessed 6 May 2015
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Baroness Pitkeathley OBE King's College London, accessed 6 May 2015
  3. Channel Islands APPG,www.parliament.uk, accessed 18 November 2015