Sharon manages the VOICES Learning Programme and Evaluation, reporting internal and external data to the national programme evaluators. Sharon has worked in community settings within Stoke on Trent for over 20 years in statutory, voluntary and private sectors and has completed university studies in Youth and Community and Business and Management. She has worked in management and senior management positions supporting people from a diverse range of backgrounds; these have included Youth and Community, Residential Care for Refugees and Asylum Seekers, New Deal for Disabled People and the Staffordshire Mental Health Helpline. One of Sharon’s career highlights was working as the city’s International Youth Worker, organising and leading on youth exchanges between Stoke on Trent and the twin town of Erlangen in Bavaria, Germany. Sharon enjoys to travel and experience different cultures and when at home hobbies include upcycling furniture, cooking and cycling.