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Helen Bateman

Head of Community and Voluntary Action

Helen Bateman

Head of Community and Voluntary Action

Helen has joined the team as the VCSE Youth Development Officer with a background in youth work and travel, in the public and private sector. Helen is passionate about helping communities to develop great projects and activities for their young people. She spent 10 years with York Young People’s Services, looking after a variety of intensive and open access services, from mentoring, small group activities to detached youth work. Her role aims to build capacity within the community to develop quality youth support provision across Suffolk, by drawing together resources, information and training and building the strong partnerships and networks within the sector. She is very happy to talk through any new ideas for youth projects or help with ongoing support for existing groups.