Meet The Team

Rachel Palmer

Project Manager 

I joined Family Link in 2017, it is the most rewarding job I have ever done.  Supporting young people and their families/carers, watching young people grow in confidence and becoming resilient, being part of a community and seeing those happy smiley faces is the focus of what we do.  Family Link is a huge part of my life and it is where my heart is.

Kenzie Castleton

Play Leader

My names Kenzie, I am the Play Leader at Family Link. I have been working at Family Link for a couple of years now and I have loved getting to know all of the staff and young people. Family Link has been such a lovely place to work, seeing the young people engage in fun activities. Working with the young people has inspired me to start working at Riverside school in September. I cannot wait to continue to see the young people grow in years to come, through my journey at Family Link.

Jane Winter

Play Leader/Safeguarding Lead

I love working with the young people at Family Link because they as so deserving. I love seeing their happy faces and they are a pleasure to be around.


Rebecca Owlett


I love working for Family Link and setting up fundraising events and planning trips out for our children and young people.  I love to see the smiles on the children's faces and it gives me huge satisfaction to see all the children and young people so happy and enjoying life.


Renée                   Bel-Momodu

Deputy Play Leader

Hi my name is Renée and I’m a Deputy Play Leader at Family Link. I’m currently taking a BA in Curating and History of Art at the University at York. I’ve worked at Family Link since 2021 and my younger brother has attended the club for over a decade. I absolutely love working in such a loving environment with so many wonderful people, helping young people with complex needs learn, play and grow.

Meghan Kelleher

Senior Playworker/Safeguarding Lead

My name is Megan kelleher, I have worked for Family Link since 2021. Alongside Family Link I work in early years supporting young children where I have the pleasure in being a key worker to children with different abilities which includes children with SEN .  I heard about Family Link and my background inspired me to support the young people that attend the sessions.  I have found the young people at Family Link inspirational and I admire how they overcome their individual challenges.  Working at Family Link has encouraged me to volunteer at Riverside school where I have the pleasure to continue supporting young people.  I am looking forward to spending more time at Family Link with the young people and staff.

Lucy Tomlinson


I have a NVQ2 in Early Years Care and Education, and I am an apprentice working towards my NVQ3 in Early Years.  I enjoy working at Family Link because I get to interact with young people and support them with various fun activities throughout the day in a safe and friendly environment.

Senior Playworker

Caroline Kelleher

Senior Playworker

My name is Caroline. Family link is delightful place to work. I enjoy seeing the smiles on the young peoples faces and supporting them in their freedom of play.

Kellie Holt 


Daisy Bell


My name is Daisy and I am a Playworker at Family Link. I am currently studying Special Education at the University of East London alongside my role at Family Link, and I look forward to each weekend working with the children and young people here. 



I enjoyed attending Family Link as a child because I like making people laugh.  I also liked being with the other young people and adults that attended.

When I reached the age of 25 and was too old to attend, I decided to join Family Link as a working member of staff. I still enjoy bonding with the staff and young people as well as supporting the young people doing activities at the club and supporting them on off-site trips.

Jamie Gower

Emma Castleton


My name is Emma and I work as a play worker at Family Link. I am enjoying getting to know all of the young people and helping them to get the best out of their time spent at Family Link.

Ryan Su


Hi, I'm Ryan a Playworker here at Family Link. I am a final year student studying Management at the University of Warwick. Family Link provides an incredibly warm and supportive community for our young people and I am extremely privileged to be working alongside such an amazing team to make a positive impact towards such a tight-knit community. Seeing our young people light up with smiles when immersed in the countless activities reminds me why I love doing this work. 

Niamh Begley


Hi my name is Niamh and I’m a Playworker here at Family Link! I’m currently a third year student at the University of York, so I work at Family Link during the school holidays. My younger sister attends the club and loves taking part in activities. I very much enjoy coming to work, in particular I favour the relationships I have formed with the young people and my colleagues. It is so rewarding being a part of a team that is as warm and welcoming as this, working together to provide fun and fulfilling days for our young people. 

Alicia Su


Hi, My name is Alicia and I am a Playworker here at Family Link.  I have recently finished A Levels after studying Economics, Media and Drama and I am hoping to study Theatre and Performance studies at University.  After finding my passion working with young children through tutoring Maths and English, I really enjoy putting a smile on children's faces and most importantly having fun with them!  I love being part of the Family Link team as we work really well together and it is so rewarding to be part of it.

Lucas Crickett


“I'm currently studying Theatre at The Brit school and enjoy all aspects of performance , especially comedy acting.  I’m hoping to go on to University to study performing arts but stay in London so I can continue working at Family Link . I like to bring my acting skills to my work and enjoy making the children laugh and generally having fun together  . Family Link is a great place to work as we work well as a team and really enjoy what we do . This is a great first job ! “

Noa Coussy


My names Noa, I work as a Playworker here at family link. I am going to study English Literature at Cardiff university. I really enjoy working at family link as it’s such a rewarding job as you are able to make some difference in a child’s life. 

Vieran Vgdwa 


Amanda White 


Vicky Gulliver


I currently work in a SEND school in Tonbridge as agency staff. I'm a Mum and I have one adult son and a teenage daughter. I enjoy baking, making things and learning new things. I like working for family link as I can put some of my skills in place and help others as well as learning new skills and ways of working. 

Rashma Ahmed 


In 2013 I worked for a breakfast club and I took  care of the elderly from 2013 to 2019.  I worked in my own restaurant in the kitchen.   In 2020 I started working at the Princess Royal Hospital for two years.   I worked two months in the GP Alliance and I done my course for my level three diploma.   I am now working as a PCO driver for children going to and back from school 

Heather Parker


My name is Heather and I have been a Part of Family Link since 2015. I was at first a Playworker for a few years, then became an Playleader for a short while and have now returned as a Playworker again. I have an NVQ level 2 in childcare and have a younger brother who attends Family Link occasionally. I am Makaton and PECS trained and have worked with children and young adults with SEND for the past 9 year's.  I love working for Family Link as it is such a rewarding job, watching the young people grow and learn whilst having fun. It brings me so much joy to see the young people be able to interact with their peers whilst enjoying the range of activities provided.

Colette Harbutt


I started volunteering for Family Link back before it had a name when I was 15! Then I worked for Family Link off and on for the next 35years. It has changed hugely throughout the time but the ethos is the same. The focus is to make sure the children and young people have an enjoyable fun day whilst looking after their cares and needs.

Family Link Trustees 

Brian James 


From education through to Brian’s most recent role as Chief Executive Officer with Cedarmore Housing Association Brian has had the opportunity to support and enable vulnerable people in our society. The first half of his career was with M&S in Human Resources during which time he volunteered in school and college governance with an interest in special educational needs. Together as a family they grew through fostering and adoption supporting children into adult life, with support. This led Brian into the role of Chair at Advocacy for All. Other volunteering roles developed including sitting on the local adoption panel.

The second half of Brian’s career has been as a leader in the not-for-profit sector developing and providing community, support and accommodation for older people. Working for three different organisations over the years he has led on culture change, leadership development, digitalisation, mergers and strategic planning. Most recently as CEO for Cedarmore Housing Association (CHA) Brian is leading on strategic development and developing partnerships with the Local Authority. CHA has a residential home and three locations across the borough for sheltered housing.

Other experiences include being an Expert by Experience for CQC due to his experience of living with young adults with a range of disabilities. Brian is also chairman of Family Link providing leisure opportunities for children and young people with a disability.

Brian’s strengths are stamina, high energy, ability to motivate and a passion for supporting and enabling vulnerable people in our society.

Julie James 

Trustee/Safeguarding Lead

Rachel Cross


Hi I'm Rachel, I've been working with Family Link since 2012 and have been a Playworker and Trustee. I loved spending my Saturdays with the young people, supporting them in activities and having a lot of fun together! I enjoy my role now as a Trustee, working with our fantastic staff, parents, careers and young people.

Laura Mawbey


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