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“Home-Start Dover District has an excellent record of supporting families throughout the Dover District since 1995”

Penny Stephens

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Meet The Team

From Left to Right: Claire Coombes, Suzanne Gadd, Suzanne Letchford, Vicki Weller and Tracy Perrow.

Tracy Perrow

Scheme Manager

I joined Home-Start in September 1998 when my youngest child started primary school, and she is now a mother with her own child at nursery. So I think I can say with some assurity that at times, I feel like ‘part of the furniture’. Over this time I have seen the Charity grow and evolve in order to meet the needs of the local community.

I am proud to be part of team, all of whom are committed to the organisation and are passionate about enabling families to make positive changes in their lives and giving children the best possible start in life.

Suzanne Letchford

Operational/Financial Coordinator

I joined Home-Start Dover District in November 2004 on a part time basis when my youngest daughter started primary school. Over the years, as my daughters grew older I have increased my hours and taken on additional roles and now enjoy working full time.

Even though my role is predominantly office based I enjoy being able to engage with the families we support and to see the difference Home-Start and our lovely volunteers can make to achieve better outcomes for families.

Claire Coombes

Family Support Coordinator

I joined Home-Start Dover District in July 2001, initially on a part time basis working 10 hours a week as a Group Play Worker. This involved working alongside Tracy, providing play activities for the children attending our Family Groups. That all seems a very long time ago now and during the years my hours and roles have varied considerably and I am currently a full time member of staff supporting families in the community.

I work closely with all of our lovely volunteers to help make a difference in the lives of the families that we support and try and give children the best start in life. I love my work and although it can be challenging at times, it is also very rewarding.

Vicki Weller

Family Support Coordinator

I have worked with children and families for just over eight years. I am passionate about supporting families with whatever issues they are facing, I will do my very best to help a family as I believe that all children deserve the best possible start in life.

I have two of my own children and understand that at times being Mum can be difficult but with the right support and encouragement it is the most rewarding role ever.

Suzanne Gadd

Family Worker

I am the newest member of the team having started here just over 2 years ago. My work involves supporting families where there is a child either diagnosed, or awaiting diagnosis with autism.

As a Mum myself with an autistic son who is now a young adult, it is a privilege to help other parents understand their child’s differences, and to suggest strategies to help manage both their children and family lives fully in what can initially seem a very confusing and lonely place to be.


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