Karen has been working in a range of public sector organisations for over 25 years but has been a strong ally for grassroots community activities. In her most recent role, she has been working to support and encourage public sector organisations to commission in a more collaborative, community-informed and ethical way. She also has been supporting teams and organisations pioneer the implementation of a Human Learning Systems approach across areas such as recovery communities, frequent attenders of A&E and ‘No Wrong Door’ model.
Always keen to #GetStuffDone Karen has a pragmatic approach to helping change and improve systems in order to best support people in their communities. She is always making connections across public and community and third sector.
She lives in Perthshire with her partner and two sons and has found herself on a rapid learning curve as she has found herself in the unusual role of being a ‘Lawn Bowls’ Mum!
The Thrive Outdoors team has today (Monday 12 February 2024) launched a new website to showcase the work of the fund and share resources with the play and outdoor sector. The new site will be a hub for outdoor play champions, offering support, guidance and resources – a one-stop-shop for practitioners, education professionals and childmindersRead More
We kicked off the new year by hosting the first online conference of its kind in Scotland – Infant Mental Health: Babies in Scotland 2024. This event was in partnership with the Scottish Government and was our biggest event yet with 588 people attending on the day. It was incredible to get that manyRead More
The Scottish Government has recently asked for views on their proposed Care Leavers Payment. As Scotland’s national mentoring programme for children and young people with care experience, our Fund Manager Christine was in a unique position to gather valuable insights from the young people this will affect. Here’s what she found out… In myRead More