The DRC Generations Board and their Advisory Directors have over thirty years’ experience in the Community, between them they have a wide variety of skills and experience including that of the Innovation Development Director who is responsible for the day to day running of the organisation and acts as Company Secretary.
Prevention & Education - Mentor, Transition & Support service.
Board Member Profile
Current Position on Board:
Board Member since
Appointed in 2012
What is your current board position?
I am currently Treasurer.
Tell us a bit about yourself?
I am married and have 2 daughters and 2 Grandchildren, I work as a support worker with The We Step Together (West) Group.
What made you want to get involved in your community?
I have always had an interest in community projects and helping people to have some control of issues that affect them and their families and the environment they live in.
How has the community you live in changed in the last 5 years?
Things have been made more difficult for community groups because of cuts to services and the ecenomic situation, services are being sustained by the voluntary sector and community projects are more important than ever to help tackle the needs of people in the community.
Why did you decide to become a board member with DRC Generations?
I liked the project, the staff and the young people involved at DRC and when the opportunity arose to become a board member I didn't hesitate.
Prevention & Education
Mentoring, Transition and Support Service.
The project does not condone the use of drugs or alcohol, but is realistic about the fact that young people do experiment, and therefore provides training, advice and support to minimise the associated risks. Our Programmes have been set up with the following aims:
To deal with the uncomfortable reality of drug and alcohol misuse targeting young people in transition.
To meet young people’s demands for training and volunteering.
To adopt preventative measures and early intervention programmes.
To inform and equip young people with skills to deal with media and peer pressure.
To complement the school curriculum.
To allow young people to take responsibility for their own actions.
To enable young people to make positive contributions to their own communities.
To invest in peer-led approached to health promotion and prevention strategies to ensure our current and future young population are informed and able to deal with the relevant issues within their own communities.
To allow young people the opportunity to be involved in decision making on issues which affect their lives.