Jaqueline Atkinson started her Unlock work as an Unlock Worker, based on the Town End Farm Estate in Sunderland, at the beginning of March 2015 and is finishing in August 2018. Jacqueline is comming to the end of her time working for Unlock and local people will be carrying on with the groups that she has encouraged and developed.
She has mostly been based at the dissused and decommissioned church of St Bede's, at the heart of the estate, where she has facilitated the local community association in creating a chapel and has provided regular short times of reflection. In a community that 'doesn't do church' Jacqueline has also established a holiday club, a local community choir and a packed out Christingle service. From September 2017 her work has included FAB (Faith at Bedes) which runs for most of the day on Fridays including work with young parents and carers, an after school club for 5-11 year olds and a Bible study group.
Sunderland Stories >> is a taster of some of Unlock's work in Sunderland. The full story of Jacqueline's Unlock work on Town End Farm, including this material, will be available here by the end of Septemer 2018.
Profile of Jacqueline Atkinson >>
Jaqueline Atkinson - Former Unlock Sunderland, working on Town End Farm Estate, North Wearside.