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Welcome to our Meet the Team page! Here you will find a little more information about our two Young Adult Carer workers. David Jackson is our Young Adult Carers Project Lead and Support worker and Karen is our new Activities Coordinator.

Though they are a small team, they work very hard ensuring that our Young Adult Carers are supported and have opportunities to develop themselves! They also work closely with our Young Carers Team to ensure that the older young carers have a smooth transition between the two services once they reach 16.

To find out more about the Transition work that we do, please click here to visit the Young Adult Carers Transition page.

     

Getting to know you... David!

Q.  What was your very first job?

A.  I worked for Whitby Seafoods, working with frozen scampi all day! Smelly and cold work!

Q.  Have you ever met anyone famous?

A.  I’ve been lucky to have met quite a few famous folk! Jinkx Monsoon, Billy Joe from Greenday, Rowan Atkinson, Brian Molko (from Placebo)… I’m quite the celeb magnet!

Q.  What are you reading right now?

A.  The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch… it is SO good!

Q.  If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be?

A.  Saxophone, I’d love to just pick it up and play Baker Street! 

Q.  Who’s someone you really admire?

A.  Arnold Schwarzenegger, he is a real ‘rags to riches’ story of having a dream and working really hard for it!

Q.  What’s the best advice or motto you’ve ever heard?

A.  Ain’t nothin’ to it but to do it – The Muppets

Q.  Do you collect anything?

A.  Horror film memorabilia and Yu-Gi-Oh Cards… I’m a real geek!

Q.  Who would you most like to switch places with for a day (could be anyone — a celebrity or even an animal!)?

A.  Donald Trump… so I could wash my face, give away all my money to charities and needy causes and then resign!

Q.  What fictional character would you be best friends with in real life?

A.  Karen Walker from Will and Grace… I’d love to go out for cocktails with her!

Q.  If you could change the ending of any famous movie, which movie would it be? What would your new ending be?

A.  Hearts in Atlantis – I’d have Mr. Brautigan escape and take Bobby with him (If this makes no sense… watch it, it’s great!)

      

   

Getting to know you... Karen!

Q.  What was your very first job?

A.  My very first job was in a supermarket on the checkout, which I really enjoyed.

Q.  Have you ever met anyone famous?

A.  Unfortunately, I have never met anyone famous.

Q.  What are you reading right now?

A.  I read a lot of non fiction and I am reading about the microbiome.

Q.  If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be?

A.  Skydiving.

Q.  Who’s someone you really admire?

A.  My husband – he is amazing.

Q.  What’s the best advice or motto you’ve ever heard?

A.  Live in the moment, it’s the only place that’s real.

Q.  Do you collect anything?

A.  Glass bottles.

Q.   Who would you most like to switch places with for a day (could be anyone — a celebrity or even an animal!)?

A.  A bird, as they soar and glide in the sky.

Q.  What fictional character would you be best friends with in real life?

A.  Superman, I would love to fly.

Q.  If you could change the ending of any famous movie, which movie would it be? What would your new ending be?

A.  Titanic –Rose and Jack would both survive and go on live a long and happy life together.  Maybe have some sequels.