My interest in youth work stemmed from my belief in equality and social justice. I gained my first experience as a young volunteer and then part time Youth Worker. I went on to gain my Community and Youth Work Degree and completed additional training in Management and Sexual health. For the past 12 years I have worked in a range of settings all over the North East with a special interest in Detached Youth Work and Sexual Health work with further experience in Management and Supervision and Fundraising. I have spent most of my career working for grassroots charities for the benefit and development of young people.