Equal Futures
I’m Suzanne Cockburn, Administrator at Equal Futures.  Previously I’ve worked in hospital administration and with young people who have disabilities in the education sector.
I am the E-Development Advisor. I look after the Equal Futures website, Facebook page and Twitter page. I also help the team with electronic forms and email accounts. I became involved with Equal Futures in 2008 when I joined Ewen’s Circle.
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I am Fiona Wilkie, and started working for Equal Futures as a Community Connector about 3 years ago. I was lucky that I inherited an already established Circle, this made life easier for me, being new to the job. Last year I started working as a Development Worker in a joint project between EF and Capability Scotland. I am trying to establish “Circles” for four people who live in Upper Springland, Perth, which is run by Capability Scotland. I love this job as I have met some extraordinary people, but it is also very challenging.
I’m the Director of Services with Equal Futures.  I started with the organisation in 2010. I worked with a Support Provider for 12 years before that.  One of my roles was to help people plan what they would like to do in their life. Sadly, these ideas often stayed as ideas on paper because there was no one to help make it happen.  This is what drew me to Circles; very practical ways to bring people together who will find positive solutions.  Most importantly, this is out of the commitment which comes with genuine and lasting friendships.
“I joined Equal Futures as a Network Coordinator in 2012. Prior to that I worked with older carers to help prepare emergency plans, I also worked with young people with learning disabilities in various schools around Glasgow to support them in finding work. The work I do with Equal Futures is very challenging but very rewarding. I have met some amazing families and some equally amazing Community Connectors. We also have a very supportive and inspiring team. I trained as a graphic designer many years ago and now have responsibility of putting the newsletter together.”
“I’m Ekta Marwaha. I joined Equal Futures as a Project Coordinator in August 2017.  I will be working on a new pilot project based in the East End of Glasgow, which will be looking at developing circles for individuals with autism, their families and carers.  Within this project we will be working slightly differently from our current circles approach, with us developing circles of support with Volunteer Community Connectors. I am looking forward to working with all at Equal Futures and hopefully having the opportunity to meet some of you in the coming months as well as those who may be able to assist in the development of this project. Before commencing my work with Equal Futures, I have worked in a variety of roles which included co-ordinating, managing, providing training, auditing and the commissioning of services.  The vast majority of these positions were for charities who worked with individuals with disabilities or autism; with all jobs focusing on equal opportunities and person centred approaches.