Tenancy Sustainment Officer - Buisness Development Volunteer & Activity Coordinator
Kate grew up just outside London and moved to Cornwall in her teens. After completing her degree in Fine Art at Exeter, she earned her TEFL Certificate and lived and worked in France and China before travelling around Asia. On her return, Kate found a job as a Youth Worker and gained her Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Work which led to her embarking on an MA. She managed the Youth Project in St. Austell before moving into a Marketing and Communications role with a Language School which involved travelling in Russia and Eastern Europe. After a three month Artist residency at a local Gallery and Studios, Kate came to Cosgarne Hall in December 2013. She was attracted by the inclusive approach and willingness to innovate practice to best support vulnerable people and she set up the volunteering and activities programme for residents, paving the way for our Tenancy Sustainment Team. Kate’s role has expanded and now includes applying for funding to sustain and develop the work she started and the Charity as a whole. In 2018, Kate enrolled on a PhD and is undertaking practitioner research to produce qualitative and quantative data and interpretation of the unique model and setting of Cosgarne. Her aim is to create robust recommendations improving homelessness accommodation for those in active addiction and influencing the current literature and policy to help meet growing needs.