Introducing our new team

Charline Thompson
There have been many new developments at Home-Start Wandsworth all made possible with our amazingly dedicated and hardworking team. Here is an introduction to them all, old and new.

Charline Thompson, Home-visiting coordinator 

Charline Thompson

Charline Thompson

Charline is a parenting and child development specialist who has been volunteering and working across the Wandsworth borough for over 10 years. Formerly an outreach worker in a local children’s centre, she has a vast amount of experience working with families and a wealth of information on parenting programmes, group work and engaging with families with a wide range of issues. She is currently completing her MSc in child psychology. She is a parent to 5 children and a keen football supporter.

Contact Charline: charline@homestartwandsworth.co.uk

 

Sarah Maher, Bump to Baby coordinator

Sarah’s background is in general nursing, midwifery and health visiting. She has been a Home-Start home-visiting volunteer for over 4 years and is qualified to teach mental health first aid to new volunteers. Sarah became a trustee in 2016, bringing her health visiting and mental health expertise to the board. She has now taken on the role of coordinating the new Bump to Baby programme.

Contact Sarah: sarah@homestartwandsworth.org.uk

Carey Davies, Family Hubs Coordinator

Carey has been working with Home-Start Wandsworth since 2013 as our administrator. She has recently been promoted to coordinator of Family Hubs, which involves developing new programmes for our families providing group sessions with classes ranging from yoga, baby massage, and budgeting to name a few. She also runs regular Recipe Clubs and outings in the holidays. Carey’s background is in fashion; she ran a fashion designer’s busy office for 8 years and before that had her own fashion shop in Fulham for 8 years.

Contact Carey: carey@homestartwandsworth.org.uk

Jenny Price, Administrator

Jenny trained as a Home-Start Wandsworth volunteer before joining the office team. Her previous experience is in digital media and cultural heritage, having worked in London galleries and museums. Jenny has a young family and is an active member of the community, volunteering at school and in local organisations.

 

Contact Jenny: jenny@homestartwandsworth.org.uk

Laura Ferreira, Project Manager

Laura recently joined the Home-Start Wandsworth team as our new Project Manager. She has more than 12 years experience working in the charity sector, with a background in public health, community development, and sustainability. Laura is supporting the development of local Family Hubs and helping HSW build capacity to demonstrate the lasting impact of our work. She is also a local mum with a young family.

Contact Laura: laura@homestartwandsworth.org.uk


Kelly Murtagh, Senior Coordinator

Kelly joined Home-Start Wandsworth when it was still run from Sue Winter’s (our founder) kitchen table nine years. She previously worked in special education needs in schools. Kelly has lived and worked in Wandsworth borough her entire life.

 

Contact Kelly: kelly@homestartwandsworth.org.uk