In this feature where we spend time getting to know some of the team that make Sue Lambert Trust who we are. In this edition of getting to know… we interviewed Kate our Outreach and Groups Coordinator in Norwich

Working life

1. What lead you to your role working at Sue Lambert Trust?

I previously worked in the third sector, including at Voluntary Norfolk and some youth work charities in Norwich. My background is also in activism, so I jumped at the opportunity to take on a role that allows me to amplify the voices of marginalised communities.

2. How would you summarise your role at SLT?

As Norwich’s Outreach and Groups Coordinator, my role focusses on 2 aspects. Firstly, I coordinate the delivery of our peer support groups, particularly the Norwich ‘SLT Crafters’, the online LGBTQ+ group ‘Unity’ and soon the Norwich face-to-face ‘Women’s Peer Support Group’. Secondly, I coordinate and deliver outreach projects in Norwich, such as the ‘Doorway Women’s Wellbeing Group’ for multiply marginalised women, and various other collaborative projects, as well as events such as stalls and awareness training. Essentially, the role is about understanding the barriers facing different groups when accessing our support and helping to navigate these barriers. Everyone deserves support after experiencing sexual abuse or violence- ensuring that everybody has access to support is top of my agenda.

3. What do you like most about working for Sue Lambert Trust?

The Sue Lambert Trust is full of kind people who’re passionate about supporting our clients. It’s an honour to be able to help ensure that we’re meeting the needs of a diverse range of clients, and advocate for change where necessary to make sure we’re meeting the mark.

Home life

1. What do you like doing in your spare time, what are your hobbies or interests outside of work?

Beyond work, I’m involved in various causes and campaigns around social justice outside of work. I’m also a part-time student, completing a MA in Public Policy and Public Management. To wind down, I love cooking, watching musicals and spending time with friends, as well as chilling out with my pooch.

2. What’s your favourite food or meal?

I’m a massive foodie so this is a tricky one- any vegan food, especially Mediterranean food, is good for me. I do have a soft spot for ratatouille, and you can’t go wrong with a big ol’ roast with all the trimmings!

3. What’s your favourite place to visit in Norfolk?

I like going to the beach, wild swimming and just spending time on friends’ sofas whilst scoffing a takeaway.

4. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Without a doubt, Cuba!