It is essential that our board consists of a diverse range of people and perspectives. This includes ensuring that our board of Trustees has access to and hears the views of young people with lived experience of the communities we support. These people, aged between 18 and 25, are motivated and committed young people who bring new ideas, energy and perspectives to our board of Trustees.
They attend regular board meetings as guests of our Board, contributing to discussions around our goals and strategic direction. They have the opportunity to develop leadership and strategic decision-making skills, and expand their professional networks.
“This is a great further step for us in diversifying the range of perspectives available to our board of trustees, a commitment we have made to be more inclusive and representative of our service users and the communities we support. Having Sumaaz’s lived experience, insights and passion to change lives feeding into our board of trustees will add a new and extremely powerful perspective and voice.” Fred Sharrock, Chair of Trustees
Maaz brings with him lots of lived experience, having worked closely with one of our practitioners, who supported his brother and family. Maaz has told us he believes he can learn and gain lots of different skills and experience from his role as a Young Advisor to the Trustees, which he can further use to make a positive change in his community. He wants to be a part of School-Home Support’s mission to help as many children and families as possible.