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.

Louisa Bleasdale 

Play Leader 

I’ve been working with Family Link since 2019 and became a Play Leader in 2021, which involves planning and running the sessions, overseeing all our staff and young people.  It has meant a lot to me to see our young people grow and develop over the years with the support of our dedicated, close-knit team.

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


Hi my name is Rebecca and I joined Family Link in December 2022, and I have found it so rewarding.  I love organising Family Links Fundraising Days and seeing the Children and Young People have fun.  I am a highly experienced Personal Assistant and Administrator.  My administration role allows me to provide a huge amount of support to all the staff. 

Kenzie Castleton

Deputy Play Leader

My names Kenzie, I am the Deputy 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.

Renée                   Bel-Momodu

Senior Playworker

Hi my name is Renée and I’m a Senior Playworker.  I’m currently taking a BA in Curating and History of Art at the University at York. I’ve worked at Family Link for almost two years now and my younger brother also attends the club. I absolutely love working in such a loving environment with so many wonderful people, helping young people with complex needs learn and play.

Meghan Kelleher

Senior Playworker

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.

Georgina Senar


Hello my name is Georgina and I am a Senior Playworker.   I have been with Family Link since 2017 and I have found it to be a kind and caring place for both staff and young people who attend. I have enjoyed getting to know each young person separately and have loved every session there!

Senior Playworker

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.


Rebecca Williams


Staying active is important to me, and I love that my job at Family Link allows me to be active while working with the kids. I admire the safe and free space Family Link provides for the young children.

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. 



Hi I’m Francesca I’m 18 and currently studying for my A Levels at sixth form.  I love helping out at Family Link as a carer looking after everyone, creating special memories and having lots of fun! 

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 ! “

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. 

Family Link Trustees 

Brian James 


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


Caroline Kelleher