Helen joined the Fund in October 2014 as a Community Development Worker.
Helen started her career as a mental health support worker with Impact Housing Association and then as a residential social worker for Cumbria County Council.
Helen progressed to health/social care and youth sector charity management before working for Cumbria CVS for many years as a Development Officer. Her specialisms there were volunteering, training, health/social care and education based projects.
Helen has a Degree in Education and postgraduate Diploma in Management. Since joining the Fund she has become a qualified APM Project Management and recently completed a Certificate in Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement with the University of Cumbria.
She is local to Whitehaven and enjoys family, community life and gardening.