As well our wonderful and amazing volunteers we have a superb team of dedicated, expert staff supporting them in the background and making everything tick!
Scheme Manager - Iain MacDonald
Hello! I'm proud to be the manager for Home-Start Renfrewshire and Inverclyde, and honoured to lead this great staff team. Previous to joining here I was Senior Coordinator for two years at Home-Start Glasgow North, where I cut my teeth working with families. 5 years ago I was working in academia at the University of Glasgow. However, I eventually decided to take my head out of researching and rejoined mainstream society, working with SAMH in North Lanarkshire and then the Mental Health Foundation in Forth Valley. Both of these were peer support projects which placed great emphasis on the value of lived experience. As a service where parents support parents, Home-Start also fits neatly into this agenda. I am passionate about Home-Start's role in sustaining and developing our local communities, particularly in field of social isolation, and encouraging preventative approaches to mental health and wellbeing. I also live in Erskine and love a free round of golf if anyone is offering!
Paula Gibson - Coordinator (Renfrewshire)
Julie Goldie - Coordinator (Renfrewshire)
Lisa Carberry - Senior Coordinator (Inverclyde)
Mags Gibson - Coordinator (Renfrewshire)
Jane Hamilton - Coordinator (Renfrewshire)
Kerry Dickson - Coordinator (Inverclyde)
Norma Martin - Group Sessional Worker
Jim McEleny - Co Chair
Innes Turner - Co Chair
Fiona Whitefield - Trustee
Mari Lee - Trustee
Geri Taylor - Trustee