Churchill Fellowship Update from CREATE CEO, Jacqui Reed – Leeds & Bath

Hi again!


We took the long trek from London to Leeds today and we were up at 5:30am to get to the station. Had a wonderful meeting with Julie and Belinda from ‘Platform 89’, a great service providing training and support to workers in the out-of-home care field in the UK. We enjoyed a long conversation and are very hopeful that Belinda (who is an Aussie) and Julie will make it out to our Youth for Change conference in October!

Here are some happy snaps of us working on the train!

Jacqui train         Joseph train


Another freezing (but Qld standards) day, complete with rain! Today I met with Dr Justin Rogers from Bath University. Justin’s research interests are very much aligned with a lot of the work we are doing at CREATE especially around transitioning from care and sibling contact. It was great to hear his views of the care system from a practice and research perspective. I hope that we will work with Justin in the future and will eagerly await his next research project!

I had morning tea at the oldest tea house in Bath called “Sally Lunns” and had what they call a “cream tea” which is fresh scones with jam and clotted (very thick) cream. We then visited the “Wookey Hole” caves which are amazing caves in the Somerset countryside. There were many attractions at the caves and I got to meet Paddington Bear!

Here are some more photos,

Jacqui cave entrance   SallyLunn cafe  Paddington BEar


Until next time,

Jacqui Reed