no image availableKaren Barber
Operations Manager

I have worked in the voluntary sector for 20 years with children, young people and their families.

I have worked with many diverse families, in particular with families who had a disabled child/young person.

This has given me the opportunity to gain a wide range of knowledge, skills and experience, and to facilitate families being the best they can be.

My role involves managing and supporting staff of the 2 projects, and the refuges (currently 3 refuges). We support women providing advocacy, guidance, workshops, and assistance with benefits, and housing.

WAITS can support, signpost and refer to appropriate agencies, giving a holistic support package.

Contact Details:
Switchboard – 0121 440 1443
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W.A.I.T.S. Vision and Mission

  • Nuture a society where women are safe, valued and fulfilled
  • Empowering women to make positive choices in their own lives

W.A.I.T.S. Values

  • Empowering – We empower clients and staff
  • Clients and Value – We are client-focused and deliver holistic, quality services that provide value for money
  • Dignity and Respect – We treat people with dignity and respect
  • Integrity and Honesty – We act with integrity and honesty
  • Innovation – We are innovative, using creative solutions to meet challenges
  • Diverse Communities – We respect and value the diversity of people in our communities and are committed to fair access to services for all