Our team

We currently have 5 part-time paid staff that are employed and managed by a Voluntary Trustee Board that includes representatives from local agencies.

A paid manager is responsible for managing the scheme on a day-to-day basis.

Louise Jones, Scheme Manager

Louise was appointed as Scheme Manager in March 2017. Many years ago Louise volunteered for and then worked at Home-Start Slough so has a good idea of the work that we do. More recently she has worked at Volunteer Centre Slough and at Depression Alliance. With two almost grown up sons she is looking forward to to the challenge of helping to secure the long term future of Home-Start in Wokingham.

Elaine Strange, Administrator

Elaine is the team administrator and has worked for Home-Start since August 2009.

Elaine’s background was not in the voluntary sector but, as a parent of two sons, she quickly recognized the need for Home-Start and the benefit of friendly, informal support to vulnerable families.

Lindsay Browne, Scheme Co-ordinator

Lindsay has been a Home-Start trustee and volunteer. She has a teenage son and has been heavily involved in voluntary projects as a volunteer and trustee, after taking redundancy from her corporate career.

Mandy Ozficici, Scheme Co-ordinator

Mandy is a mother of three children, 2 boys and a girl. She really enjoyed supporting families as a volunteer for a couple of years before becoming a Scheme Co-ordinator 5 years ago.

Eileen McKenna, Play Leader

Eileen runs our Family Group at Rainbow Park. She is there every Thursday morning welcoming the families that attend.


 Our volunteers

We have around 50 volunteers supporting our work. We can’t list them all here, but they are a valuable part of our team and we wouldn’t be able to exist without them. Our special thanks go to all of them.

Our Patron

HRH Princess Alexandra, The Hon. Lady Ogilvy, KG, GCVO