Allegra began working for Camden Carers’ Centre in 2010 and has been CEO of CCS 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.
Breaks and Activities Service Manager
Jill has worked for CCS 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
Support and Wellbeing Team Manager
Ciare joined CCS 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.
Communications and Office Manager
Prior to working at CCS, Jackie worked at Crossroads CNL as a Senior Carer Support Worker, working in the home with families of people with care needs. Joining CCS 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.
Working for Carers Project Manager
Sharon Hammond joined CCS 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.
Project Administrator (Working For Carers)
Amanda began working for Camden Carers’ Centre 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.
Support and Wellbeing Service (Mental Health Lead)
Angela has worked at CCC/CCS 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.
Support and Wellbeing Worker
Avi’s role at CCS includes working on our Support and Wellbeing Line and completing Carers Assessments 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.
Support and Wellbeing Worker (Mental Health)
Cath joined CCS 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.
Support and Wellbeing Worker (Carers Assessment)
Elaine works as a part-time Support and Information Worker at CCS. She previously worked at CCC 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.
Support and Wellbeing Worker (YAC lead)
Kemi started with CCS 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 CCS, Kemi worked and volunteered for the British Red Cross for five years.
Support and Wellbeing Worker (Health lead)
Lou started working for CCS 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.
Mary began working as a Volunteer Counsellor for CCS in February 2016, and has now stepped into the role of Counselling
Co-ordinator whilst Sitara is on a sabbatical.
Before training as a counsellor, Mary worked at various roles in the Public Sector. She also has a degree in English and History. Passionate about counselling and emotional wellbeing, she also works in private practice.
Older Carers Living Well Coordinator
Miles joined CCS 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.
Business & Administration Apprentice
Mollie began working at CCS in October 2018 as a Receptionist Admin Apprentice, as well as a Breaks and Activities Assistant. While with us she will be working towards completing a Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship. Mollie is enjoying learning more about the services CCS offer whilst developing new skills.
Support and Wellbeing Worker (LD lead)
Monika has worked for Centre 404 since 2008, supporting parents/carers of young adults going through transition process. From 2011 she worked with parents of children and young adults offering support and information on education, welfare benefits, health and social care. Monika joined CCS in a role supporting parents and carers of people with learning disabilities and autism.
Communications and HR Assistant
Muhsana joined CCS in November 2016 on a Business Administrator level 3 apprenticeship, which will last for 18 months. Muhsana will be working in partnership with CCS and Camden Care Line to create the Carers’ Card, which will be used both to identify carers in emergencies and to bring new discounts to carers. Her roles consist of front of house which includes reception and assisting the Support and Wellbeing Team.
Support and Wellbeing Worker (S&W Line)
Naomi has worked for CCC/CCS 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 CCC 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.
Support and Wellbeing Team Assistant
Nazifa joined CCS 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 CCS offer to carers living in Camden.