Welcome aboard Katie

We’re delighted to welcome Katie Barber to our Board of Trustees.

Katie, who is currently in her second year studying Politics & Sociology at Warwick University, joined us earlier in the year for a very successful internship, which has led to her appointment to the Board.

Katie says: “During my studies I came across an internship at Heart of England Mencap, through a University programme. I applied as I have a strong passion for equality and enabling people in society, especially those who are underestimated. During my internship I made strong links with the people and community, so when approached to join the Board I had zero hesitation. I am glad to be able to represent the important area of Customer Engagement and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion.  

“I am interested in the progressions of care and enabling people to have the most fulfilling life possible. After my studies, I am looking to go into social research, in order to inform better policy.  

Katie developed a real understanding and passion for our charity during her internship, as she adds:

I really believe in the organisation and wanted to support the community and knew that being a trustee would make my voice heard. It is an experience that you can take a great deal from in other ways too, such as gaining organisational understanding, developing a range of skills and meeting new people. For anybody thinking about becoming a trustee I would say ‘go for it!’. It truly is a special opportunity that you can take so much from.”

Thank you Katie – we’re thrilled to welcome you (back!)