Pippa Jones


As a Trustee of Barnwood I have learnt so much from the staff and other trustees- as an example I took part in a session run by the staff on mental health issues and the impact of the pandemic.

Georgia shared research that the team had collected about escalating need for mental health support and the serious impact that delays in accessing timely and appropriate support was creating for individuals and their families/carers. Trustees asked questions, shared their personal insights, and thought hard about how Barnwood could best respond.

We were challenged to think about how to respond to the very immediate needs of people but also to take a long-term look at how the statutory and voluntary sector could work together better.

There were different views and that’s what being a Trustee is all about- listening to others as well as sharing what you think, so that the whole becomes greater than the sum of the parts.