Thrive Lead

Helen joined the team in January 2017 managing 'Thrive' our service supporting people with learning or physical disabilities and mental health issues to enjoy learning practical skills in our extensive gardens and joinery workshop. Helen has 30 years experience of working in support services in public, private and voluntary sector roles. She is also an experienced trainer and since 2003 has worked on community integration following the closure of traditional, segregated day care provision.

Helen is passionate about improving opportunities for disabled people and believes that ensuring our centre is accessible and welcoming for everyone is crucial to a strong and vibrant community centre.