Laura Cook

ESOL Policy and Programme Manager

Laura joined The Bell Foundation in July 2020, from Scope, the disability equality charity, where she managed the #WorkWithMe programme in partnership with Virgin Media to build an engaged network of businesses committed to disability inclusion. She also led a programme within the Department for Work and Pensions to improve services to disabled jobseekers using Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Jobcentres. Prior to this, Laura worked in public policy for charities, including Alzheimer’s Society and Action on Hearing Loss, developing expertise in health, social care and disability employment policy. Laura also has a PCGE in Secondary Modern Foreign Languages.