Meet the team

Jackie Curtis

Senior Co-ordinator & Regional Co-ordinator – West Reading

Jackie joined the Engage Befriending team in January 2019.

She has a heart to help older isolated people make connections with other people on a personal level and to help increase their self worth.

In her spare time she enjoys reading, dancing and walks in the countryside.

Sheila Cox

Regional Co-ordinator – North and East Reading

Sheila has spent most of her working life supporting vulnerable people. She’s committed to supporting older, isolated people through the work of Engage Befriending, and by leading a Pastoral Care Team at her church.

Sheila enjoys singing, walking and being with her five grandchildren during (any remaining!) spare time.

Jo White

Regional Co-ordinator – South and Central Reading

Jo joined the Engage Befriending team in February 2020. She has working experience in both counselling settings, and providing support for vulnerable adults.

She enjoys seeing people flourish through the benefits of positive relationships.

In her spare time she loves seeing friends and family, swimming, spending time outdoors, and card making.