Kirsty Lewis

Age Positive Project Coordinator 

I’m Kirsty, Coordinator for the Age Positive Project – a project aimed at over 65s across Plymouth. We’ll be working hard to encourage people in this age group to get involved.

I started at Plymouth University in 1992, graduated in 1996 and have never left!  I’ve worked across Plymouth doing lots of different jobs within the youth and community sector since then and have met many amazing people along the way.  Anti-poverty work, advice and information, debt advice, careers advice, supported teenage parents, youth work, participation work with children in care and care leavers so their voice is heard, advocacy work with SEND young people, supported parents experiencing relationship breakdown and supported university students.

I’ve had the privilege of helping people discover their potential and self confidence and then watched them fly.  Working with people is what I enjoy and I believe that together we can build stronger communities and networks.  Timebank South West has given me an amazing opportunity to continue to work in this way.  A project that believes that everyone can get involved, has something to offer and be someone else’s hero.