Meet the new programme manager of support service Enfield Connections, writes Andrew Gurr
A new programme manager is at the helm of Enfield Connections – and is determined to improve the wellbeing of residents across the borough.
Enfield Connections is a free information and advice service, funded by Enfield Council, which aims to meet the needs of citizens who require support in their day-to-day lives with issues such as homelessness, accessing health services, and planning for later life.
Angela Greaves joined the Enfield Connections team in December 2018 and has almost 20 years of experience within the community sector in Enfield. Having graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with an honours degree in law, politics and history, Angela started her career at Edmonton County Court as an adviser, through Citizens Advice Enfield. She later sat on the management board of Enfield Law Centre.
Seeking a greater challenge, while continuing to give something back to the borough, Angela joined Enfield Connections with the vision to improve residents’ access to the services they need the most.
She says: “Having worked for Citizens Advice Enfield for 18 years, I understand what issues residents face and what they require, and my role is to ensure the Enfield Connections service matches those needs.
“We are a relatively new service, having been in the borough for just over a year now, but we are progressing forward with the help of our brilliant partners.”
Enfield Connections’ partners are Mind in Enfield, Age UK Enfield, Citizens Advice Enfield, One-to-One Enfield, and the Homeless Resource Centre. Each partner plays a crucial role in ensuring residents in the borough have access to the correct services for them.
Angela thanked each partner for their contributions and said she was optimistic about the future of Enfield Connections.
“Moving forward, we are planning to take on volunteers to work with us and be our ambassadors, who we would like to spread awareness about the Enfield Connections service and support our aims.
“We are an ambitious service and fully encourage anyone, no matter what issue they require help with, to contact Enfield Connections to receive the support they need.”