Introducing our board member Zandra Pitt: Zandra is the Project Officer for a lottery-funded project - Connected Generation - in which five organisations work together with people over 50 in Powys. She has worked in a variety of roles over the years, in England and Wales, including women’s aid and homelessness charities, a children’s legal centre and various community advice services. I studied law as an older student.
Zandra was the Advice Manager at Cardiff University Student Advice Service for nearly seven years and saw a major increase in mental health problems whilst she was there.
Her interest in the project stems from the fact that it involves five partner organisations, each bringing their own scope of what they can offer. That, and the person-centred approach of the project, really interested her.. The project will raise a lot of the challenges that people over 50 have but also the opportunities that are available to them.