Meet the staff at Home-Start Wandsworth
Kelly joined Home-Start Wandsworth when it was still run from Sue Winter’s (our founder) kitchen table in 2010. She has a wealth of experience supporting families across Wandsworth, and also leads delivery of our volunteer training course. She previously worked in special education needs in schools. Kelly has lived and worked in Wandsworth borough her entire life.
Contact Kelly: 07500 805912, email@example.com
Carey Davies, Family Hubs Coordinator
Carey has been working with Home-Start Wandsworth since 2013 as our administrator. She is now our coordinator of Family Hubs, developing new programmes for our families providing classes ranging from yoga, baby massage, and budgeting to name a few. She also runs regular cookery sessions and family outings over 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: 07825 917619, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Maher, Bump to Baby Coordinator
Sarah’s background is in general nursing, midwifery and health visiting. She was 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 Bump to Baby programme.
Contact Sarah: 07825 917344, email@example.com
Jenny Price, Coordinator
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. After 3 years working as the Home-Start Administrator, Jenny now works directly with families in her role as Coordinator. Jenny has a young family and is an active member of the community, volunteering at school and in local organisations.
Contact Jenny: 07762 743158, firstname.lastname@example.org
Charline Thompson, Coordinator
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 recently completed her MSc in Child Psychology. She is a parent to 5 children and a keen football supporter.
Contact Charline: 07909 726474, email@example.com
Rose Swainston, Scheme Manager
Rose has recently joined the Home-Start Wandsworth team as our Project Manager. Rose previously worked in the Youth and Community sector, specialising in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. She is passionate about participation, person-centred work and charity development. In a previous life she worked for a television company making documentaries.
Contact Rose: 07584 024624, firstname.lastname@example.org
Melissa Pike, Communications and Fundraising Officer
Melissa has over fifteen years experience working in communication agencies and is passionate about supporting and empowering parents in the local community. She is a local mum and an active committee member on her son’s school’s PTA, organising events and raising money for the school. In her spare-time she runs baby massage courses and has spent the last three years studying parent education with NCT college.
Contact Melissa: email@example.com
Cora Robertson, Volunteer Development Officer
Cora started her career as a housing support volunteer 15 years ago and strongly believes in the power of volunteering to change lives. She went on to train as a social worker, where she helped keep children safe from abuse and violence before returning to the charity sector where she’s worked with Home-Start Haringey, Barnardo’s, Morley College and a number of smaller organisations. Cora’s from north London but has recently moved South of the River.
Contact Cora: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ameena Keekeebhai, Administrator
Ameena joined Home-Start Wandsworth as the Administrator in June 2021 after graduating from Queen Mary University of London. She is passionate about working with families and children and has over 8 years of experience tutoring children of all ages in Maths and English, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds. During lockdown, Ameena spent her time volunteering as a Check In and Chat Responder with the NHS Volunteer Responders, offering telephone support to individuals who were isolating to combat loneliness. Ameena loves cooking and exploring various parts of London!
Contact Ameena: 07704482632, email@example.com