Who We Are


Name Background
Jools Anderson
Scheme Manager
 Jools has experience of working with families in the community from being involved with Basingstoke Children’s Centre since 2010. Jools was a Children’s Centre service user when she first relocated to the Basingstoke area with her young daughter, then she became a volunteer Partnership Board member and then an employee. Jools had been working as a Senior Family Support Outreach Worker prior to coming to Home-Start. Jools now has two primary aged daughters and volunteers at their school on the Governing body.  Jools is currently Vice Chair which she finds a rewarding volunteer role.

Jools is excited to work as part of the Home-Start team and is looking forward to getting to know the volunteers and families.

  Bethan Rixson    Co-ordinator     (Mental Health             Project)


Bethan joined Home-Start NWH in late October 2018.  She has worked at a local infant school for the last 7 yers, running Nurture provision & providing emonitonal support to the families.

Bethan is a mother to three children aged 17, 15 & 11.    She is excited to be a part of Home-Start NWH and working with families & volunteers in the local area.

Dawn Lyon
Group Co-ordinator
Dawn has worked with children and families for the past fifteen years. She has many years experience working in Pre-School. Dawn worked for six years, both as a volunteer and staff member for Basingstoke Children’s Centres, running family PEEP groups, Rhyme time, HENRY, Cook & Eat and Parenting Courses.  She is the mother of two boys aged 18 & 11.
Katy Carter
MBG leader/Group Worker
Katy has been working for Home-start NWH since April 2016 supporting within the Multiple Birth Group.  However, she was one of the first parents to benefit from the Multiple Birth Group back in 2008 with her 3 months old twin boys and 1 year old son.  She has a background in childcare working as a nanny for 15 years and as a Nursery practitioner.
Anna-Maria Chiappetta
Scheme Administrator
Anna started with Home-Start in September 2015 as the Scheme Administrator.    Having worked within PACEY for 9 years – a charity that supports child-minders within Hampshire.   Anna is excited to be given the opportunity of continuing to work within a charity that supports children.  She has two grown-up children.
Claire Wooldridge  Scheme                    Co-ordinator Claire joined the team on the 4th December 2017 as Scheme Co-ordinator.  Claire has worked with children and families for over 20 years in a variety of different roles and settings in the Community.  Her previous roles include Play Leader, Play Development Worker, Nursery Nurse and more recently Nursery Manager.  Claire is a mother of three girls, aged 10, 7 & 3.




Patrons and Trustees

Name Background
James, Earl of Malmesbury
 James, Earl of Malmesbury has been our Patron since the scheme started in 2004
Dr. Judith Darmady
 Dr. Darmady became our Patron in 2007.
Janette Hewitt
Janette has spent over 30 years in the IT and telecoms industries, mainly in the area of marketing and technical support, where she has held various senior management positions. She is a Parish Councillor in Baughurst, Secretary of the Heath End Village Hall Committee and a volunteer adviser at Tadley Citizen’s Advice Bureau. She has been a Home-Start volunteer since completing her training in January 2006.


 Jeffrey Northam   Company Secretary Now retired Jeffrey’s career was in the London Insurance and Reinsurance markets. He was a Broker then Underwriter in Lloyds of London. Using his experience, he founded and developed a skills training company that provided face-to-face and e-learning courses in London and the USA.

Jeffrey is a trustee of Dummer Village Hall, treasurer of Natural Basingstoke and volunteer with Hampshire Wildlife Trust.

Steve Bushell
Steve works as a  home-visiting Volunteer as well as a Trustee within HSNWH.
Jo Attridge
Jo has spent her working life in Health Service and Education administration. During that time she managed departments at Basingstoke College, Cranbourne Business and Enterprise College. Jo was a secondary school governor for eight years, chairing one of the major committees.  Jo has many years experience of fund-raising, and is also a Home-start volunteer, mother and has two grandchildren.  Her main role as a Trustee is leading Quality Assurance.
Liz Narracott
Liz is a registered nurse and midwife. She has worked with children and their parents/carers of all ages for 18 years within the child health directorate of Basingstoke Hospital and headed up the School Nurse Service for 6 years until retirement in 2003. Liz joined Home-Start 2 years ago as a volunteer and soon after became a Trustee. She is the Safeguarding Children lead for the Scheme. Liz has also served as a school governor of a local infant school and has 3 children and 6 grandchildren.
 Karin Jardine- Brown
 Karin has a wealth of experience in working with families and young people.
 Maggie Bates
 Maggie was a member of the Steering Committee which established Home-Start Clere, and was Chair of the Scheme until December 2015.  She is a retired Teacher /Community manager working in West Berkshire and Hampshire. Married with three children, Maggie has lived and worked in the Newbury area for over 40 years.
Natalie Fletcher Trustee


Natalie has over 25 years HR management experience gained in Medical
Devices & Diagnostics, Lifesciences and Health Care Analytics sectors.
She is currently employed as an International Human Resources Director’.
Mark Flower  Trustee


 Mark is a professional property consultant and property developer/investor and has worked in the Basingstoke Business Community for over 30 years.He has actively been involved in many local charities and is a member of Basingstoke Rotary Club

Mark has recently  trained as a Home Start voluntee




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