Allegra Lynch

Allegra began working for Camden Carers in 2010 and has been CEO since 2014. Before that she spent 20 years in Camden’s Adult Social Care. Allegra started her career as a microbiologist and worked for five years at the central public health laboratories before leaving to pursue a career working with people. She has an MSc, a diploma in managing care and has completed ILM level 5 in management. 

Ciare Reynolds
Support and Wellbeing Service Manager

Ciare joined Camden Carers in 2011 as a Carer Support Worker. She is now the Senior in the team, leading on Carers Assessments and the Support and Information line. Ciare previously worked with carers of people with dementia and has also been involved with the Carers Time Out Project and Quality Assurance. 

Jill Pay
Breaks and Activities Service Manager

Jill has worked for Camden Carers since 2008. Prior to that she ran training and health days for the organisation. Jill cared for a daughter with severe learning disabilities until she moved into supported living in 2012. The team she now manages offers general training, opportunities and activities for older carers, carers of people with dementia and volunteers . With a strong and abiding passion for Carers’ Rights, in 2007 Jill was invited by then Prime Minister Gordon Brown to be a member of the newly-formed Standing  Commission on Carers. She remained a member until 2014.

Jackie Raven
Communications and Office Manager

Prior to working at Camden Carers, Jackie worked at Crossroads CNL as a Senior Carer Support Worker, working in the home with families of people with care needs. Joining Camden Carers in 2014 Jackie worked on a befriending project to help reduce isolation for older carers and assisted on the Health Team. In 2016 she took on the role of Communications and Office Manager.

Sharon Hammond
Working for Carers Project Manager

Sharon Hammond joined Camden Carers in January 2017 as Project Manager on the Working for Carers project. She and her team will be responsible for supporting unemployed carers to work towards employment, training and volunteering across several boroughs. Sharon has worked on supported employment projects for over 15 years, particularly with people with mental health needs and HIV.

Angela Edwards
Support and Wellbeing Team Manager

Angela has worked at Camden Carers since 2010 as a Family and Carer Support Worker specialising in  mental health. As joint working is paramount she attends external meetings, e.g. Carers’ Partnership Group, Triangle of Care and Community Mental Health Teams, visits mental health units in Camden and Islington and participates in ward rounds. 

Kemi Bandele-Forbes
Support and Wellbeing Team Manager

Kemi started with Camden Carers in November 2016 as the Young Adult Carer (18-25) lead. Throughout her 20s Kemi cared for her mother and so has a wealth of first-hand experience of the specific needs of this age-group. She is particularly passionate about developing better support for YACs in further education and employment. Prior to joining Camden Carers, Kemi worked and volunteered for the British Red Cross for five years.

Amanda Cullum
Project Administrator (Working For Carers)

Amanda began working for Camden Carers in June 2019 as the Project Administrator on the Working for Carers’ Project. Before joining the WFC Project, Amanda worked for 13 years as an administrator providing support to charities in Camden, Islington and Westminster. 

Avi Chia
Support and Wellbeing Worker

Avi’s role at Camden Carers includes working on our Support and Wellbeing Line and completing Carers Conversations with carers.  Avi is passionate about empowerment. Her previous work experience includes: Citizens Advice Bureau volunteer, residential mental health support worker, adult community care social worker and she currently volunteers at a dementia café in Islington. Avi loves to get lost in a good book & always has time to reminisce and eat cake.

Catherine Collins
Support and Wellbeing Worker (Mental Health)

Cath joined Camden Carers in Jan 2019 as part of the Support and Wellbeing Team.  Cath will work closely with Angela Edwards, supporting carers of people with mental health needs, running carers groups and providing carers awareness training to mental health staff in Camden. 

Elaine Roberts
Support and Wellbeing Worker (Carers Assessment)

Elaine works as a part-time Support and Information Worker. She previously worked at Camden Carers between 2010-11 on the Health and Wellbeing project. Following that Elaine was employed at a sheltered housing scheme in Enfield, supporting vulnerable people to live as Independently as possible, and then worked as a Carer Support Worker at a Carers Centre in Kent. 

Lou Huskisson
Support and Wellbeing Worker (Health lead)

Lou started working for Camden Carers in August 2016 as a Health Promotion Officer. Prior to this Lou worked for the NHS and Public Health in Camden for 12 years. Lou was a support tenant within Camden for people with learning disabilities for 13 years and for the past 4 years has provided the Health Checks for Camden Carers. 

Miles Maier
Older Carers Living Well Coordinator

Miles joined Camden Carers in June 2019 as the new Older Carers Living Well coordinator.  He will be developing and delivering a living well social activity programme for older carers and coordinating the work of the Camden Dementia Action Alliance.  Miles is a carer himself and previously worked on a Department Of Health funded project delivering living well activities to older people and their carers using digital tools.

 Mollie Delaney
Engagement and Media Coordinator

Mollie began working at Camden Carers in October 2018 as a Receptionist Admin Apprentice, as well as a Breaks and Activities Assistant. She completed a Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship and is now working full time as the Engagement and Media Coordinator.

Muhsana Khatun
Communications and HR Assistant

Muhsana joined Camden Carers in November 2016 on a Business Administrator level 3 apprenticeship, which will last for 18 months. Her roles consist of front of house which includes reception and assisting the Support and Wellbeing Team.

Naomi Feather
Support and Wellbeing Worker (S&W Line)

Naomi has worked for Camden CArers as a Carer Support Worker for many years, based at the Royal Free hospital for most of that time. In 2016 she moved to the main office, working on the Support and Information line. Before this she had some time at home looking after her (then) little boy. She has also worked with homeless people, including long-term rough sleepers, and as a teacher of English as a foreign language.

Nazifa Hussain
Support and Wellbeing Team Assistant

Nazifa joined Camden Carers in September 2017 as a Business Apprentice Administrator working with the Support and Information team which will last for 18 months. Nazifa also did some charity work whilst she was studying at college; she was involved in a campaign called, ‘Modern Day Slavery’ and raised awareness for this. Nazifa is enjoying learning new skills and learning about the services that Camden Carers offer to carers living in Camden.

Rachel Weaver
Support & Wellbeing Worker (NHS Liaison & Caseworker)

Rachel joined Camden Carers in 2020 as a Support and Wellbeing Worker. Her previous experience includes supporting children with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) in an educational setting, and working as a Rehabilitation Worker for people with visual impairments. Rachel has a degree in Speech and Language Sciences, and is also fluent in British Sign Language (BSL).

Rasheeda Graham
Employment Personal Advisor

Biography to follow

S. Foster
Senior Employment Personal Adviser (Working for Carers)

Biography to follow

Sitara Deana Necic
Counselling Coordinator

Sitara began working at Camden Carers in 2012 as a volunteer counsellor and one year later she became the Counselling Coordinator. Her role includes managing the counselling service and the volunteer counsellors, as well as running various groups that enable carers to look after their emotional and mental health. Sitara is passionate about supporting carers 
well-being and sharing her experience of meditation and the nature of the mind. She also loves cows.

Sue Taylor
Support and Wellbeing Worker (Health lead)

Sue joined Camden Carers in 2013 as Health Promotion Officer with a special interest in nutrition. Having spent many years as a manager within the Civil Service, Sue was inspired to re-train having sought answers in nutrition for a family member. Prior to joining Camden Carers, she worked for More Life (UK) giving nutrition and lifestyle advice to families in Camden, plus working in private practice. Sue is a BANT registered nutritionist (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine) and a senior associate of The Royal Society of Medicine. She holds weekly health and lifestyle consultations with carers.

Susan Burchell 
Support and Wellbeing Worker (Carers Assessment and Grants)

Susan originally joined Camden Carers as a Family & Carer Support Worker (Stroke Lead). Prior to this Susan led and trained teams on two national helplines, providing information and emotional support to people affected by specific health conditions. In 2013 Susan left Camden Carers and completed training and qualifying as a counsellor. She returned in 2014 and now works part-time as a Carers Assessment and Grants Worker in the Support and Wellbeing Team.

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