Debbie Possee, Social Prescribing Coordinator

Debbie has over 6 years’ experience working in the voluntary sector.  She joined Red Zebra in 2016 as a coordinator for the Connect Well Social Prescribing project bringing skills in volunteer management, youth work, careers guidance and information and advice.  In her spare time she actively volunteers for Girlguiding, running a Rainbow unit for 5-7 year olds and overseeing the local Division; recruiting, coordinating and supporting volunteers as well as organising events and training.

"The value of volunteering is often overlooked, it has enhanced my life experiences and given me skills that I otherwise would not have."

– DEBBIE POSSEE

Gary Smith, Social Prescribing Coordinator

Gary has 16 years of experience working in the voluntary sector.  He joined Red Zebra in 2016 as a Connect Well Social Prescribing Coordinator, bringing a range of skills that includes youth work; information and advice giving; advocacy and community work.  Gary is keen to ensure that people are given the opportunity to improve their health and wellbeing by becoming more active and less isolated, whilst at the same time recognising the contribution individuals can make to their communities.

“Healing is impossible in loneliness; it is the opposite of loneliness. Conviviality is healing. The aim is to create stable and active communities in which the disease of loneliness can be cured.”

– GARY SMITH

Trevor Skelton, Development Officer

Working in the sector since 2011 Trevor has experience in a number of areas including community transport and parish planning and is now focused on empowering community groups to develop and sustain projects they design to meet the needs of their communities.

So much of our community life depends on the energy and determination of volunteers. It is my job to provide them with the tools so that they work as effectively as possible and help them secure funding either from grants, or increasingly from their own income generating efforts.”

– TREVOR SKELTON