A family from the travelling community has been attending Homework Club at HMP Oakwood FPC each Tuesday evening for 12 months; within the family are two boys aged 5 and 3. The elder boy would enter the centre initially quite boisterous, running in and out of the play area, around the tables where people eat, pushing his little brother around on a
Louise SpinkFinance Manager (P/T, self-employed)
Louise has held the positions of Senior Finance Manager, Director and Company Secretary within private industry, charities and non-profit making organizations. She has a wealth of experience within finance. She became self-employed in 2012 working with companies in London and the West Midlands and has been with HALOW for over 12 months.
Debbie JohnsonAdministrator (P/T, self-employed)
Debbie has been self employed for over 20 years providing secretarial services to a wide range of professional clients in different fields. Previous experience include an office manager in a Building Surveyors practice and before that a senior secretary in an Architects practice. Since becoming self employed Debbie has worked for HALOW (Birmingham) for over 12 years providing all administrative support including HR and payroll, reporting to the Board of Directors. Other clients include contractors, solicitors, publishing, quantity surveyors, private dental practice, students and national organisations such as NSPCC and English Heritage. Software packages used include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Sage and publishing software.
Judith CrabbFunding Manager (P/T, self-employed)
Judy started her career as a local Authority Principle Planning Officer before making the move to the voluntary sector. She progressed to Business Development Manager with the WRVS over 15 years and was involved in setting up services run in prisons by the WRVS. After 8 years as Chief Executive of the Federation of Stadium Communities she moved into self-employment as a funding consultant in 2013. Judy has a wealth of experience in funding development, evaluation and monitoring. She is active in the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England, serving as Vice Chair of Shropshire CPRE.