Who's Who in Home-Start Cotswolds


From top left to bottom right: Katharine Campbell (Senior Co-ordinator),
Sally Mason (Administrator), Lynn Hurley (North Cotswolds Co-ordinator),
Janice Gibson (Senior Co-ordinator), Kate Rhodes (Administrator).

Trustees and Advisors
Christine Hall (Chair) Jo Verey (Treasurer)

Christine has been interested in the work of Home-Start from it's inception and was pleased to become a Trustee shortly after it was formed. Christine became Chair of Home-Start Cotswolds Trustees in 2016. Her background is in education and she has always had a keen interest in family life.


Jo Verey has lived in Cirencester for 23 years and is an Event Organiser in addition to assisting her husband on their farm. She has 1 daughter. Jo became involved with Home-Start in 2015 when the Spring Hike went across the farm and she joined the team of Trustees in 2016.

Tony Jones (Company Secretary)   Phil Tubbs

Tony Jones was one of the four trustees who founded Home-Start Cotswolds in 2005. He is Company Secretary, and for several years held the role of Treasurer.  He is a retired Local Government Officer, and has lived in Cirencester since 1974.  He and his wife have three grown up children and six grandchildren.


Phil is a retired surveyor and lives in Lechlade. He joined Home-Start Cotswolds as a trustee in 2011 and had the pleasure of being Chairman from 2012 to 2016. Phil finds it very rewarding to work with a team of people who strive to help families going through a challenging time.

Clare Baker   Hilary Morris

Clare was involved with setting up Home-Start Cotswolds in 2005 and continues as a Trustee. She has lived in Cirencester for over 20 years and works locally as a Health Visitor. She finds it a great help to be able to have Home-Start as an additional support for families.


Hilary was involved in setting up Home-Start Cotswolds in 2005. As well as being a Trustee since that time, she trained with the first set of home-visiting volunteers and volunteered for several years. Hilary’s background is in sick-childrens’ nursing and she currently work part-time as an Early Intervention Outreach Worker at Cirencester Opportunity Group.

Carolyn Ford   Fiona Blacker

Carolyn has been a Trustee of Home-Start Cotswolds since 2007 with a fundraising role. She previously trained as a home-visiting volunteer with the Home-Start Stroud scheme, supporting families for 4 years, before moving to live in Fairford. Carolyn is also a volunteer for a major, national grant making charity. She is married with four children.


Fiona returned to live in Cirencester in 2016 after living in New Zealand for 6 years. She joined Home-Start Cotswolds as a Trustee in 2017. She benefited from a Home-Start volunteer for a short period when her 2 daughters were young and her husband was working away. Fiona is a qualified book-keeper, working freelance from home, and is on the Finance sub-committee.

Steve Kaufmann   Mike Hellens

Details to follow


  Mike has lived in the Cotswolds for over 17 years and ran his own advertising company in London for over a quarter century. He is heavily involved with Cirencester Sixth Form College and has 5 boys of his own.

Rebecca Somers   Sarah Smithson (Advisor)

Rebecca specialises in corporate communications and advises and supports Home-Start in this capacity. Currently working for innogy, one of the world's leading renewable energy developers and operators, Rebecca has extensive experience of supporting children and families from her previous roles in both local and national Government. Since a trip in 2003 to work with homeless children in Peru, Rebecca has been a keen fundraiser, organising and taking part in fundraising activities of all sizes.


Sarah works part-time as a Health Visitor within the Fairford/Lechlade area.  She has been part of Home-Start Cotswolds from its early beginnings and acts as an Advisor to the Management Committee.  In her role as Health Visitor, she sees what a positive difference Home-Start can make to families and, therefore, feels very privileged to be part of the team.

Trish Dodridge (Advisor)      

Trish is the Volunteer Representative on the Management Committee. She completed the Home-Start Cotswolds volunteer preparation course in December 2009 and has supported seven families in the North Cotswolds. Trish has three school-age children and draws on her own family experiences in her weekly visits.






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