Words that make an impact
Elizabeth writes and mentors for the Third Sector. She has had 100% success with the Pre-Qualification Questionnaires required by statutory funders. Her formal tenders have won contracts up to £960,000. She is expert at promoting equality and social change in realistic and pragmatic ways.
She has written a bestselling carers' handbook for Mind UK and lobbying materials for the pan-London Homeless Network Information Project. She is skilled across social media, marketing, campaigning and networking platforms. She writes regularly on housing and issues of social exclusion including articles and blogs for the Guardian, Chartered Institute of Housing and 24 Housing Magazine.
She writes for arts organisations too, most recently creating the words for an installation at the music and performance venue Acklam Village in London W10.
While CEO of older people's charity Elders Voice, Elizabeth formally reviewed and reported on the London Borough of Brent's dementia services. Following this she was asked to write the local authority's Older People's Strategy and co-write their Voluntary Sector Strategy. She was also an elected board member of the Brent Local Strategic Partnership, giving her an excellent grounding in long term planning and strategy across business, housing, social services and sustainability themes.She has written websites, annual reports and campaign literature and successful funding bids for national and regional charities including Kensington & Chelsea Social Council, Elders Voice, AgeUK, Beauchamp Lodge Settlement, Family Lives, Gingerbread, Home-Start, Everyday Magic, the Westway Trust and Venture Community Association.
She has raised grants from trusts and foundations including Cripplegate,Tudor, Richard Cloudesley, Bridge, Rank, Lloyds TSB and Esmee Fairbairn. She has had consistent success with Lottery, Parenting Fund, Supporting People, DoH, DCLG and ESF bids and is expert at developing cross-sector partnerships.
Elizabeth is currently working with a network of residents groups and funders in Kensington & Chelsea to scope out and develop community-led housing options in the borough.