We are a trio of professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.
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Julie has worked in the third sector in various roles for many years. She is passionate about levelling the playing field for everyone and tackling the barriers that prevent fair opportunities.
She has a keen interest in building and strengthening the capacity of organisations so they are fully equipped to respond to local needs. She understands the real life dilemmas and inequalities that lead to poor health outcomes. For example; living in poverty leads to poor mental and physical health. Poor health outcomes are determined very early on in life and sadly children growing up in poverty, experience more stress and trauma than other children.
Evidence suggests that positive interventions can reduce some of the risk factors and it is important that organisations and services are supported to do this.
The Third Sector plays a vital role to address inequalities in Caithness and throughout the nation.
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Stephanie has a keen interest in social equality and social economics. She has a Degree in Peace Studies & International Relations and a Masters in Sustainable Energy Solutions.
Originally from Manchester, her family have lived in Caithness for the last 20 years. Stephanie has lived in Caithness for the past 6 years and lives with her partner Michael and their son.
While in Caithness she has been working in the community supporting Mental Health.
She has worked all over the world in countries such as France, Belgium, Geneva, India, Kurdistan and Cyprus.
Stephanie has worked in the third sector for over 15 years working on projects from nuclear disarmament with the Mayors of Hiroshima & Nagasaki to local community projects such as art exhibitions and the Manchester people against austerity campaign.
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Kay is passionate about connecting people, with a particular interest in the strengthening and development of communities with limited resources and opportunities.
Having grown up in a community with varying levels of privilege, and substantial divide in access to support, Kay was drawn to the Adaptive & Collaborative Communities Project by its aims to enable inclusive growth in rural and underfunded communities, understanding and empathising with the challenges a lack of resources can bring to communities. While studying in Aberdeen, Kay became involved with community projects in underprivileged areas of the city.
Her previous role at Caithness Chamber of Commerce provided further insight and experience from a business perspective, and she took a particular interest in the establishment and nurturing of start-ups and young entrepreneurs, energised by the ingenuity and enthusiasm of the participants in their development initiatives.
Kay has a degree in Contemporary Art Practice from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, and runs a creative business with her husband, Michael. They live in Wick with their son.