Karyn is the Chief Executive of KeyRing Living Support Networks, she has
been with them since 2000, initially responsible for developing new business
for KeyRing which led to them achieving national presence, from 2003 she has
been the Chief Executive.
KeyRing is a charity supporting vulnerable people, mainly those with
learning disabilities to live in their own homes, as tenants or home owners.
The KeyRing model encourages people to develop skills of self-reliance, using
targeted paid support, peer support,
volunteers and community engagement and involvement to build long term
sustainable support networks.
Karyn was also the Valuing People Now National Housing Lead at the
Office of the National Director at the Dept. Of Health until March 2011.
Karyn is currently Chair of Housing Options, the national housing
advisory service for people with learning disabilities, their families and
Karyn Kirkpatrick, CEO at KeyRing, writes for the ResPublica fringe magazine
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