Lynda Pace Avery - Women's Aid
After many years of drug misuse Lynda went to City Roads for a 3 week detox before going to Phoenix Futures London on the 27th of March 1984 as one of the original cohort of residents who moved to Sheffield to kick start the programme. Lynda graduated on the 28th of March 1985 and went on to study at The University of Sheffield, receiving a BA (Hons.) in Economics and Social History.
Since then Lynda has set up a Phoenix Futures Family Unit, worked for Doncaster Social Services in Fostering and Adoption, Emergency Social Work and Training as well as working for NCH Action for children as a manager of two family centres and set up a children’s centre. Lynda is also a member of the DMBC Safeguarding Board and a member of Sheffield City Council’s Adoption panel.
Following a period of ill health Lynda moved to the smallest town in Britain, home of Bog snorkelling, Man vs Horse and various other quirky sporting events. Lynda ran the Beaver Scout group for 3 years until it folded due to lack of volunteers, she then got involved in various community projects such as; Secretary of the Festival Committee, Oral history co-ordinator for Heritage Centre and Town Councillor.
Lynda is currently employed by Radnorshire Women’s Aid.