Kate Young is currently the Director of the All Wales Forum of
Parents and Carers, which is the national network for family carers
of people with learning disabilities, engaging with over 4000
families across Wales.
She holds the Chair for Wales Carers Alliance, is the Health and
Social Care representative for the Third Sector Partnership
Council, sits on the Ministerial Advisory Group for Carers and is a
citizen member of the National Partnership Board for Social
Services. She also serves on Government policy groups attached to
Direct Payments, Regional Partnership Boards, Advocacy, Inspection
and most recently the group addressing Isolation and Loneliness.
Kate is also the Chair of Vale People First and for five years was
the Wales Trustee for the Family Fund UK.
Kate has a sound understanding of the devolved administration in
Wales and the cultural, social, economic opportunities and
challenges it offers to the sector. She has a strong commitment to
the Third sector and the power of community engagement, believing
that our unique and diverse nature, when brought together, is a
real force for change and innovation.
She is a passionate advocate of rights and personal choice, with
a particular interest in learning disability and carers. As a
sibling carer to her brother who lives with severe learning
disabilities and autism, she has a personal understanding and lived
experience of the social model of disability and of the inequality
issues within society in Wales.
Kate believes that WCVA as the
National Umbrella organisation is uniquely placed to empower the
sector to deliver a unified voice for positive cultural change in
Wales, and has welcomed the opportunity to engage with them in this