Helen first experienced beautiful Devon during summer holidays from University working in a pub in Salcombe. After graduating from the University of Sheffield with a BA in Sociology, Helen set up home with her now husband, Matt, in Kingsbridge and immersed herself in the local community.
Helen’s background has predominately been in the Welfare to Work sector, working for a number of years in Torbay and Plymouth for an international company. This experience brought her a wealth of knowledge in understanding the barriers that individuals may face in their day to day life. Working alongside partner organisations Helen was able to support individuals to overcome their barriers to employment, whilst providing a holistic approach to other lifestyle factors which may need to be addressed.
When hearing about SHAW’s inception Helen made her interest known to the trustees that she would like to be part of this initiative. An opportunity arose in 2020 and Helen started as SHAW’s Community Builder, supporting the Social Prescribing method. Helen has been making great strides engaging with all the fantastic organisations that already exist in the South Hams to further develop links and ensure everyone knows what is available in our thriving community.
Helen loves being outside, whatever the weather. With two young boys, husband Matt and black Labrador in tow adventures are always around every corner! Fortunately, with the fantastic South Hams as the backdrop, the beaches and countryside enable these adventures!