Our People

Home-Start Redbridge is a charitable company limited by guarantee, incorporated on 10th November 2004 and registered as a charity on 23rd December 2004.The charity is operated under the rules of its Memorandum and Articles of Association.

The majority of our volunteers and many of our trustees are parents who themselves struggled when their children were younger and found Home-Starts support, which helped them to make lasting positive changes in their lives.

Directors and Trustees

Our trustees come from all walks of life, bringing their experience and individual skills to our organisation. A Home-Start trustee is a volunteer taking care of the governance of the charity – planning how it will achieve its goals. They are responsible for making the charity effective, providing overall direction and the sound management of the funds.

Following are our trustees:

  • Siena Parker (Chairperson)
  • Nicola Heath
  • Francesca Hand
  • Cherry Burns
  • Audrey Rowe
  • Anette Grindsted


Home-Start Redbridge employs a full-time Scheme Manager a Co-ordinator, a part time administrator and a part time family group support/outreach worker. All staff understands the local issues particular to Redbridge, participate in local partnership forums and have a great deal of experience and knowledge of family support and child development issues.


The ethos of Home Start is that volunteers who are themselves parents support other parents – not by offering ‘expert’ advice but by sharing their experiences and building confidence and networks of support to avoid families becoming unable to cope.

For further information on Home Start Redbridge Volunteers click here