I am a Mum of 3 little people who I want to raise with big hearts and an understanding of how valuable and important every age in our community is.
As a family we have loved being involved in Truth Be Told from early on and I am passionate about the positive impact it has on everyone who comes to share in the joy that storytelling together brings.
I am also passionate about the church, my work within children’s social care, about good gluten-free cake and the 5 fluffy chickens that live at the bottom of my garden.
Truth be Told connects everything that I have been passionate about during my work and personal life – family, direct caring, children and older people, my underpinning Christian faith and Church life. Storytelling, singing and activity provide an innovative and exciting way to engage both young and old together. All involved can ‘belong’ and be part of community.
I retired in 2013 as local authority Director of Children’s social care services, after 40+ years working with adults, or children and their families and more than 10 years caring for frail parents. Married to Richard, we have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.
I love to sing and play music. I also spend a lot of time walking around the Jurassic coast in my free time. Excited to be part of TBT and love how It brings generations together to tackle loneliness in such a fun and interactive way. It’s such a privilege to be part of an initiative that brings so much joy and hope to older adults.
Karen loves to see people of all ages come together and come to life and that is what TbT facilitates. She is Director of Communications at Moorlands College and the Managing Director of Simplicate, a concept development company. Both these roles allow her to encourage people to be all they can be. Karen is married with three daughters, a son-in-law and a poochon called Nigel! She loves park run and has the privilege of serving as a trustee in three other charities.