We work as a team to implement our service model to improve the social wellbeing of our members. Within this team structure each of us focuses on a specific area, for example, Patrick manages organisational systems whilst Sue and Kelly deliver the activities identified by our members. We blend our talents in networking, for example, Sue and Patrick have worked together on strengthening links with Nottingham Remploy.
There are always new faces when it comes to volunteers! To match the diversity in our group we have volunteers that are young and old, have families or not, are at university or who are looking for a new challenge. The one thing that unites them is wanting to make a difference.
Our current volunteers are; Rahul, a student who is working with us to get experience of working with vulnerable people. He is supported by Sue our lead facilitator to provide a “techno” problem solving group during the main meeting. Carla, an italian who has a background in mental health. Carla supports Sue to deliver our workshops and peer support groups. Andrew works for the NHS in Nottingham. He helps support members at workshops and on out an about days. Connie is the newest member of our team and brings youth and enthusiasm to the group.
We are always on the lookout for volunteers so if you or someone you know is interested then please fill out the form on the contact us page or give Patrick a ring on 0115 934 9521
Our management committee consists of some of the best business minds in the area! David and John both have business backgrounds which are utilised effectively to help with strategic and business planning as well as providing many excellent contacts which results in our members having amazing opportunities.
Tony and Bobby are both service users and sit on the management committee. Their input at meetings is vital in making sure our service is member led.
The committee is fairly consistent with David and John being there from the start. They have always believed in and share a passion for this service even after all these years and always have the members best interests at heart.
Left-right: John, Tony, Guest speaker, Jeremy, David, Nathanial, Michael, Sue, kelly, Bobby & Patrick
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