Emma joins Age Concern Colchester & North East Essex as Operations Manager for Bereavement and Compassionate Companions. Emma brings a wealth of skill and experience in setting up and running support and information services for the third sector. Having previously worked for organisations including Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, Bowel Cancer UK, Breast Cancer Care and Victim Support, she has established a range of successful projects within telephone and email support; health promotion and outreach; information provision for patients and families and peer support volunteering. Emma is also a qualified holistic therapist and trainer. Her strengths include volunteer management; developing support services and providing accessible information and training. She has a passion for finding sensitive and person centered creative solutions for individuals and families in need of help.