The Pinpoint Team
Partnership & Participation Coordinator and Volunteer & Engagement Manager
For the past 15 years Linda has worked in the Third Sector researching, designing, delivering and managing services for young people and adults with learning disabilities. Her roles have given her insight into the needs and challenges around disability and allowed her to create services and resources that can alter perspectives, both for those who have a disability and the wider community. Her passion and drive for “normalisation” is for both those living with disability and their families.
Linda also happens to be mum to Jonnie Peacock Gold Medallist for Great Britain. As proud as she is of Jonnie’s achievements, she also remembers the pain and difficulty of the journey from when he contracted meningitis to London 2012 and the dramatic impact it had on the family.
Bianca has been a volunteer with Pinpoint for many years involved with the Continence Action Group, Wheelchair Forum and Lifelong SEND Pathway. Her background is in finance, but she is passionate about many issues across health, education and social care because her 19 year old daughter has profound learning and physical disabilities. Having recently had direct experience of the transition into adult services, Bianca is keen to continue working with various groups and service providers to “raise the bar” where it’s needed.
Kate joined the Pinpoint team in January 2021. She has many years of experience working in the not-for-profit publishing industry. Most recently she has been raising her two young children – one who has multi-sensory impairment. Kate understands first hand about trying to obtain the right support for your child and the benefit of building connections with other parents who just “get it.”
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Karina has been self-employed for the last 10 years as a martial arts instructor, running her own academy. During that time she was also employed for 5 years as development manager for a retirement development company. Karina is also employed as a private carer for one gentleman who she has worked with for 6 years. As well as being busy with various part time jobs, Karina is also studying Counselling at Bedford College and is a mum to 3 boys. All 3 of her children have a hereditary liver disease and 2 also have SEND needs. During the battle to receive help for her youngest son, Karina became very passionate about helping and supporting other SEND parents and this led her to Pinpoint.