Caroline Watson - Scheme Manager, email :
I am the Scheme Manager for Home-Start (Hull).  My job is to run the scheme on a day-to-day basis on behalf of the Trustees.  I am also the Organiser for the West Locality.  I live with my husband and our teenage son and I have a grown-up step-daughter.  I have worked for Home-Start since April 2007 and it is a challenging and exciting job where I get to meet a wide variety of people.  I am passionate about what we do and it’s always fascinating to meet someone who has had a life changing experience because of Home-Start, whether as a volunteer or a family. 

Jo Boasman - Organiser, email:
I am an Organiser for Home-Start (Hull) for the Park, East & Wyke areas of the city.  Before I became an Organiser I was a volunteer for Home-Start as well as working for my family business.  Becoming a volunteer enabled me to use my parenting experiences and knowledge to help and reassure other parents.

Being an Organiser gives me a sense of pride and achievement especially when I have introduced a volunteer to a family and I know this is going to make a real difference for them.

Phil Vincent - Organiser, email:
Phil has worked for Home-Start since June 2009 and is currently the organiser for the North Carr and North Hull areas of the city.  Phil was also the Organiser until October 2012 for a project supporting families with learning disabilities funded by the Baily Thomas Charitable Fund.

Bridget Marvin-Smelt - Organiser,
Bridget has been with Home-Start for over 6 years first as a volunteer and then as an Organiser.  From January 2013 Bridget has been the Organiser for the Mental Health Improvement Project funded by the lottery.

When not at work Bridget has two teenage boys, husband and dog to keep her busy.

Kelly Sykes - Administration and Finance Officer, email:
I am the Administration and Finance Officer here at Home-Start (Hull).  My main role is to over see the smooth running of the office, day to day accounts, monthly payroll, monitoring and evaluation of the support to families and to support the Scheme Manager with funding applications.

Helen Percy - Admin Support, email
I started working for Home-Start in 2009 as an Administrative Assistant.  I am really enjoying my role and find the work that I do for Home-Start very rewarding.  Before this, I was a full-time mum for 5 years and before that I worked in the Personnel Department at Hull College.

When not at work I am a busy mum to four children.

Gemma Brown - Sustainability Funding Organiser, email

I have been the Sustainability Funding Organiser at Home-Start (Hull) since May 2018. J have 10 years experience working in mental health and in another lifetime was a Business Development Manager for the North of England for a mental health organisation. In this lifetime I am mum to a two year old and enjoy the luxury of sleeping and eating my own snacks in secret!