Karen Fenton joined Forum Central in August 2019 as the Development Worker for the Physical and Sensory Impairment and Mental Health Network.

Karen joins us from her recent role as Project Coordinator for one of the Forum member organisations, Leeds Cancer Awareness, a public health funded social enterprise, where she worked closely with many of our other members and the people who use their services across the city.

Karen has good knowledge of the opportunities and issues affecting third sector organisations and people they support.

Previously Karen held roles at LYPFT with responsibilities and interests around service user involvement, anti-stigma, membership and social marketing to name a few.

She also therefore brings experience and knowledge of working within the public sector and a drive to help make health services the best we can for the people of Leeds.

She is passionate about health and wellbeing, enjoys partnership working and is looking forward to meeting as many members as possible over the coming months.

Her role is to support the development of good links, provide information to members as well as encouraging your feedback, promote and create opportunities for members to work in partnership across the sector and with statutory organisations and help facilitate a diverse representation of third sector involvement in planning and development of services.

Karen will shortly be contacting members to arrange informal meet-up’s, to introduce herself and also find out from you what it is you gain from being a member and what opportunities we have to support you further.

If you would like to meet up in the meantime, please contact [email protected] or call 0113 2421304.