Information & Support Worker for Gay & Bi-Sexual Men
MSM & BAME
Mobile: 07957 656295
About: Since graduating from what is now Anglia Ruskin University in the early 1990’s I have worked in the voluntary and community sector. I’ve worked in youthwork, homeless hostels, sexual health, victim services and community engagement. I originally joined Cambridge AIDS Action as a volunteer in the late 1990’s and as a staff member in 2001 as a Health Promotion Worker. I left in 2004 as Health Promotion Manager, having been responsible for outreach activities (to the general community and targeted communities such gay and bisexual men), talks in schools and youth groups, targeted work with sex workers, and training to external organisations. In 2004 I left to join Victim Support as a National Services Manager with primary responsibility for their national helpline. As part of this work I worked on projects with the Home Office to implement recommendations from the Macpherson Report – the report in to the death of Stephen Lawrence. In 2014 I returned to working across Cambridgeshire as part of an engagement project to work with people with disabilities, carers and older people; working with them to raise their voice and improve health and social care services. In 2015 I re-joined Dhiverse on a part time basis to facilitate the Interact groups for Men who have Sex with Men; initially the Cambridge group, and the expansion of the groups in to March and Huntingdon. The ethos I have always taken in to my work has been about providing people with information so that they can consider their options and make decisions that are based on fact. I think it is clear that as a member of the team who has now worked for Dhiverse twice, I love the work and enjoy working with such a great team.