Why do I want to be a Barnwood Trustee?
I have lived in the county for over 30 years and brought up my family here – I am passionate about social justice and understanding how we can work together to ensure everyone can live well in Gloucestershire. I particularly value the financial independence of the Barnwood Trust as this allows us to take a long-term view and to carry out in depth research into the social, political and environmental issues that particularly impact people with mental health challenges and physical disabilities.
What experience do I bring to the Trust?
I am the founder and now Director of Create Gloucestershire, a network of creative people, venues and organisations across Gloucestershire. Our goal is arts, culture and creativity for everyone, every day in Gloucestershire. Creativity is part of living well and yet access is not yet equal across the county. I enjoy bringing insights and expertise from another sector to the Barnwood Board and always learn something new from other Trustees and the fabulous staff team.