Our Staff

Friendship at Home is a small staff team, made up of:

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Lyse Stephenson – Operational Manager – lyse@friendshipathome.org.uk

Lyse is a qualified social worker, who has been working for FaH for since 2006.
Lyse is responsible for providing day to day operational leadership and management of FaH,
ensuring it continues to become an even more vibrant, wider-reaching and effective organisation
for the benefit of older people. She also has previous experience in nursing care and counselling.
Lyse has been active in the voluntary sector for over 20 years volunteering for a
number of local organisations.

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Julie Rigby – Development Manager – julie@friendshipathome.org.uk

Julie has worked in the voluntary sector most of her working life including voluntary work and as paid staff.
Her responsibilities include writing funding bids, securing quality marks and networking with other
organisations; developing FaH to become sustainable in the future.

Dawn Gibson – Older People’s Support Worker – dawng@friendshipathome.org.uk

Dawn provides short term befriending until a volunteer can be found to give long term
support. Dawn also assists members attend one of our many friendship clubs.

Dawn also oversees the running of the Monday Culture Club.

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After undertaking a placement with us, Toni now is responsible for overseeing the Monday Bingo Club,
Tuesday Choir, Wednesday Social Club and the Thursday Social Club.

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Dawn is our Member and Volunteer coordinator. She is responsible for the matching of
members and volunteers for the befriending scheme, volunteer recruitment,
and overseeing training, reviews and assessments.




Amanda Sparkes – Dementia Community Support Worker – amanda@friendshipathome.org.uk

Mandy is responsible for overseeing our most recent project that
supports people with Dementia and their family/carers. For the last 22 years Mandy has
worked across several domains of adult social care and qualified as a registered
social worker in 2015. Mandy has a passion for improving the lives of people with
Dementia and their carers so joined us at FaH in April 2017.

clare Clare Mills – Dementia Aware Worker – clare@friendshipathome.org.uk

Clare assists Mandy on the new project that supports people with dementia and their carer’s.
Clare brings with her several years of experience working with older people in the community.
Clare is committed to improving the lives of people with Dementia and joined FaH in April 2017.


Lucy Hodge – Administration Assistant – admin@friendshipathome.org.uk
Lucy is our full-time administrator with responsibilities such as assisting the Operational Manager
with monitoring targets and budgets and other general Admin tasks.
Lucy started with us in April 2017 as an admin apprentice and has since completed her
level 3 in Business Administration.
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Julia Sethi – Friendship at Home Ambassador




Jackie Hornby – Tuesday Social Club Coordinator

Jackie oversees the running of the Tuesday Social Club.



Kristine Green – Wednesday Sporting Memories Club Coordinator

Kristine oversees the running of the Wednesday Sporting Memories Club.

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