Our mission is to support communities to realise their full potential

Charlene Maines

Choices for You was founded by me in 2017, with the aim to help those in the community. I am a proud single mum of two children, domestic abuse survivor, a former long-term unemployed claimant, and cardiovascular patient with Marfan Syndrome. I understand the issues and barriers many people face on the ground, with this knowledge, it inspired me to create a brand, new, transparent charity helping those who are hidden within society who face barriers in isolation.

I am currently studying with The Open University – BA Honours degree in Business Management and Leadership, with the ambition to study a Masters in Global Leadership. I have completed Level 3 in Education and Training, ITQ2 and Business administration. I am currently studying Health and nutrition at college. I have experience with managing a large cohort of people across multiple counties.

My hobbies include swimming, reading, running, cooking – creating new dishes, and spending time with my children and our pet dog. I love talking with a nice cup of tea (milk, 1 sugar)

I look forward to working with such a great team at Choices For You.