Established in 1999 we have a core team of 7 members of staff that operate across all areas of Warrington, as well as a board of trustees. We are part of a national organisation, but operate as an independent charity and raise all our own funds.
We have a team of trained volunteers, who offer support to families in their own homes for 3 hours a week.
Kate joined Home-Start in July 2006. She is married and has three sons. Kate started her career as a Nursery Nurse working for Social Services with families and children. She had a career break to spend time with her young family. When she returned to work she embarked on further training and taught in Early Years. She has also worked for the Local Education Authority and Sure Start before joining Home-Start. She has a great passion for helping children and families. Kate believes that parents play a key role in giving their children a good start in life.
Chris Murphy works as our Development Officer. He joined Home-Start in November 2010. His focus is on fundraising and obtaining funding to enable Home-Start to provide this worthwhile service in Warrington. Chris has a lot of involvement with the local and wider community. He believes that through these links families and children can receive support and grow in confidence. Chris has a long background in the Public Sector having worked for Government Office, Northwest Regional Development Agency and the Learning & Skills Council.
Steph Scully is our Office Manager. She joined Home-Start Warrington in July 2002. Steph is married and has two daughters. Steph attended Halton College of Further Education where she gained a diploma in secretarial skills. She has since carried out further training to enable her to carry out necessary skills within Home-Start. Steph has a great belief in family life and is an integral part of the Home-Start team to ensure families receive an efficient service from us.
Leanne joined us on 11th November 2013. Leanne is our Finance Admin Assistant. Leanne’s previous role was a Manager at Ace Promotional Travel, Golborne, where she managed the company accounts, payroll and other office admin tasks. Leanne has a partner and a son.
Rachel was formerly a Home Visiting Volunteer from June 2010. Since 12th July 2012, she became employed as our Outreach Worker. Rachel is able to work more intensively with families referred into our service that need immediate help. Rachel has 2 sons and a daughter and a grandson.
Tracey is our Family Support Co-ordinator. She joined the team on 20th March 2013. Tracey brings a wealth of experience working with families and children, in both the Voluntary Sector and Local Authority. Her most recent role was the “Think Family” Principal with Halton Borough Council. Tracey has been a Programme Manager, developing a Sure Start Children’s Centre, a Programme Manager with NCH and she has managed a Family Centre with Lancashire County Council. Tracey has also been involved with local strategic groups and multi agency forums.
Helen Fearon joined Home-Start on 12th November 2013. Helen is a Family Support Co-ordinator and joins us from her role as Volunteer Co-ordinator and Support Worker at YMCA, Warrington. Helen has a partner and a son and daughter.