Ben presently works in mental health; here he supports vulnerable people in their journey to recovery. His deep passion for empowering people is also shown in his work in local politics where he has helped the development of several new services within the local community, specifically those to do with learning disabilities and Autism. He has also recently set up a Charity to tackle substance misuse in the LGBT community. He sits on the Board of Trustees for GroundWork West Midlands, a large West Midland’s charity which champions green issues, showing his passion for local communities and green issues. As well as these issues, Ben has keen interests in global affairs, defence, global security and cooperation.