Our Social Co-ordinator
My name is Karen MacKenzie and I have been the Social Activities Co-ordinator for ENABLE Glasgow since October 2011. My role takes me across the organisation providing an exciting and inclusive activity programme for our members. This involves working alongside staff and service users within the three supported living services on person centred activities for each individual, creating new links within their community and producing a monthly newsletter for families and carers. On a wider scale I oversee the running of our social clubs, supported by a dedicated team of volunteers, organise various events throughout the year and work with students from Glasgow University on the Glasgow Buddies Project.
My objectives are straightforward; to make people happy - the rewards inspire me on a daily basis.
Having worked as a Civil Servant for nearly 19 years, when the opportunity of voluntary redundancy was offered I decided a change was needed. I had been a volunteer at the Wednesday night club for over a year and knew that this was the best time for a career change. After spending 2 years as an assistant support worker between Balshagray House and Alder Road, and spending some time in Fortune Works, I applied for this post and was lucky to be successful. I thoroughly enjoy all the challenges and rewards this job brings and have had a lot of fun extending the social programme to include annual bus runs, dinner dances and some one off events. I am very privileged to be working with so many amazing people including staff and management teams accross the organisation, volunteers, service users and families.
I am always looking for new and exciting activities to add to our social programme, any ideas or comments are always welcome. I can be contacted by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me at Head Office