Job Title: Coordinator for Breckland and North Norfolk
Bio: Andrea works coordinating the CAN Connect service. Previous to joining CAN Connect in November 2022, Andrea worked in federal government in Mexico, and as a political and strategic communications consultant. She came to England to do her Masters in International Development, where she started placing her focus in community development. She has previously lived in Mexico, Canada, and Germany, and deeply enjoys travelling and experiencing other cultures and foods.
Job Title: Life Connector – North Norfolk.
Bio: Previous to joining Can Connect, Karl has spent his time working in the Voluntary sector as a Service Manager for a Health and Wellbeing Service. Karl began his career at Future Projects in July 2020 as a Life Connector covering North Norfolk area and works alongside his colleague Natalie Hickman. In his spare time Karl enjoys Comedies, Gardening, Fashion, Travel and is an avid supporter of his local team Norwich City.
Job Title: Senior Life Connector – North Norfolk.
Bio: I cover the North Norfolk and work alongside my life connector colleague Karl Hills and also line manage the life connector team. I’ve been in post since November 2018, since the very start of the service and seen the service grow and all the wonderful work that is being done to support people who are experiencing loneliness and isolation.
I’ve worked in the voluntary sector for the past 13 years and prior to this worked as a mental health nurse in a few areas including London and Germany.
I love everything to do with crafting and being creative, have my own Youtube channel and online shop. Avid letter writer, journal writer and currently writing a fiction book. I enjoy mini breaks and love everything Italian including the place and the food!
Job Title: Life Connector – Breckland.
Bio: Emily works as a community support networker- encouraging adults, on a one to one basis, to access clubs and activities of interest within their local area; thereby addressing and finding solutions to alleviate the individuals’ feelings of loneliness and isolation within their home and community.
Fun fact: having rented a half plot allotment for approx. 10 years, it has taken a pandemic and (what was 2 lock downs) to enable me to actually grow some produce, as I haven’t had the time to actually knuckle down and do it successfully before- Here is me and a cauliflower I grew!
Job Title: Life connector – Breckland.
Fun Fact – I am an October girl and I love the sea and the country side.