Type of Fellowship:
Specialist (Part time)
The 2012 Paul Hamlyn Fellowship is for an aspiring leader working with, or coming from, marginalised communities in the UK to support integration, social cohesion and social justice.
The Programme continues to offer me a plethora of opportunities that it would otherwise be incredibly difficult to accessSam Anderson
Sam is the Manager and Founder of The Junction (Young People, Health & Wellbeing), a small, award- winning charity based in Edinburgh which works with and for young people on a range of health issues. Prior to setting up the Junction, Sam spent over a decade working for two Edinburgh-based voluntary organisations with a focus on homelessness, substance misuse, mental health issues and childhood sexual abuse. While of vital importance, these services were reactive; trying to support people in putting the pieces back together after the damage had been done and Sam's experience of this fuelled her drive to develop a proactive, early intervention service, the Junction.
Sam is committed to a community development approach with a deep seated belief in our ability to achieve an equitable world. In addition to her work role, Sam has been an active member of a number of Voluntary Organisations Boards including Edinburgh Women’s Aid, Health Opportunities Team and Pathway (Supporting Survivors).