Central Staff

Louise Spink

Finance 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 Smith

Administrator (P/T, self-employed)

Debbie has been self employed for over 25 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 15 years providing all administrative support including HR and payroll and reports to the Board of Directors. Other clients include contractors, solicitors, publishing, quantity surveyors, solicitors and national organisations such as NSPCC and English Heritage etc. She is an 'all rounder' and able to adapt to the charities needs, as and when required.

Sophia Ireland

Fundraiser (part-time)

HALOW Case Studies & News

Families & friends of HMP Birmingham survey

Please can domestic visitors of HMP Birmingham follow the link below and complete this survey. The survey is only short, consisting of 7 questions. Thanking you in advance. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/52TNQXK  

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

A young mother was observed with two small children. The eldest (2 years old) was seen to be running around, letting himself out of the doors, taking toys from other children and not responding to his mothers requests. The Children’s Worker (CW) talked with the mother and found out the child had autism – she explained he struggled wit

Macmillian Cake and Coffee afternoons

The Staff and visitors at HMP Oakwood Family Pathway Centre rasied a total of £253 during our Macmillan cake and coffee afternoons, “thank you for your support to a good cause”. for more information visit Macmillan’s website: www.macmillan.org.uk

HMP Oakwood's Community Engagement

Over the last few weeks, the children have been creating their own tree decorations for the HMP Oakwood Family Pathway Christmas Tree. Once dressed, the FPC tree took part in a Christmas Tree Festival at a local church near to Stafford. Over 40 trees were exhibited in the church over the weekend of the 2nd to the 4th December 2016. The FPC tree was

Xmas Arts and Crafts

Over the past few weeks the children have been making and personalising their own stockings to display next to the Oakwood fire place in the Family Pathway Centre, create a warm relaxing display.

HALOW BIRMINGHAM is grateful for support from

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