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Meet The Home-Start West Berkshire Team

The Home-Start West Berkshire Team comprises of the following people.

Grace Ryder

Grace is our Scheme Manager. She previously joined Home-Start as a volunteer and became Scheme Manager in September 2016. Grace is responsible for the overall management of the scheme.



Julie Kaesser

Julie joined the team in September 2011 as a Family Co-ordinator, having previously volunteered for us as a home-visiting volunteer. She now supports families & volunteers across the region. Julie has done extra training and specialises in Perinatal Mental Health, supporting parents suffering from mental illness through our PND Support Group and Parent and Toddler Group.


Sam Raw

Sam joined the scheme in December 2012 as an Family Co-ordinator. Sam supports our Thatcham and Greenham Groups, as well as supporting families & volunteers across the region.



Clare Watkins

Clare joined the scheme in May 2014. As our team administrator she is responsible for the smooth running of the office.



Clare Gumley

Clare joined as a volunteer in 2011. She then became a member of the team as a Family Co-ordinator. She now works with families and volunteers as well as supporting our Home-Start Group Families.



Sara Kordowski

Sara joined the team in December 2016 as a Teenage Parent Co-ordinator. Sara supports teenage parents help to build their confidence and to access local services.


Renà Fuell

Renà is our Family Group Worker and is responsible for running our family groups.


Lucy Walton

Lucy is our Group Cook and is responsible for providing a healthy family meal every Wednesday at our Greenham Group.


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