Ismail Kholwadia

Acting Head of Strategic Development


What am I responsible for?

I am Acting Head of Strategic Development. I oversee the relationships between Barnwood and the VCS including our Strategic Partnerships. I am also available to support organisations in developing community connections and other opportunities for disabled people and people with mental health challenges in the county.


What brings me here?

I am interested in the opportunity of looking at possibilities differently whilst putting people with a Disability and Mental Health challenges at the heart of everything we do.


What am I working on?

With a background in Youth Work and working at a grassroot level, my focus is looking at young people and Mental Health Challenges. Secondly, looking at outdoor and recreational spaces through the lens of inclusion and accessibility.


What do I enjoy spending time doing for my own wellbeing?

Most things to do with the great outdoors. (He/him)