Karen Marsden

Project Officer

I have a background in catering and have worked in schools as an arts and crafts Teaching Assistant. I also have experience working as a Welfare Assistant.  This role led to an interest in community based work and I now work closely with both families and young people in the Blackburn/Darwen areas of Lancashire.

What I do at Newground

My main role is working with young people and families who are in need of intensive support. I assess their needs and develop a support package that meets both the needs of the individual and also the family as a whole. This holistic approach is extremely effective and always brings about the best possible outcome for the people that we work with.

In my spare time

I like nothing better than a game of arrows followed by a bit of rapping on the karaoke mic. I love spending time with my family and enjoy gardening, travelling and baking.  I've been told on several occasions that my sticky buns are melt in the mouth and a sight to behold!