Community Enterprise Catalyst (North Yorkshire)
Kathy has worked for many years supporting people to influence positive changes to the support they receive. She utilises these skills in her work as a Community Enterprise Catalyst in North Yorkshire.
Kathy qualified as a children’s social worker in 1996 and has worked for three Local Authorities in various roles supporting children and young adults. Her recent Local Authority was North Yorkshire County Council working there for over 17 years.
Over the past 10 years she has specialised in youth voice, developed and supported many youth voice groups across North Yorkshire. She has enabled many marginalised and vulnerable young people to have a voice on matters that are important to them and giving them the confidence to inform the decision makers what changes need to be made to improve their experiences of the support they receive.
All the young people volunteer their time to be part of these activities and Kathy ensures that they have access to all the information/training they need to develop their confidence and succeed in what they are trying to achieve.
Kathy is passionate about people having a voice in all aspects of their life, to be listened to and the support afforded to them is what they want and need. She uses this passion in her work as a community catalyst and her knowledge and expertise will ensure that support to individuals improves and unmet needs are met.07503 800094