Meet the Team

Home-Start Stroud District is governed by a group of up to 12 trustees, who have an interest in supporting families and who are able to contribute their life  and professional skills to the effective management of the scheme.


Elizabeth Ewart-James,  Chairman


Heather Cunild,  Treasurer

Malcom Swait Vice Chairman




Sheila    Marsh,  Trustee 


Diana Lapping,  Trustee


Sheila McGrath,  Trustee


Harriet Walker,  Trustee

 Sandra Lampard, Trustee

Andrew Lane,   Trustee

The  Committee welcomes professionals to be advisors to the scheme.  Currently Jannette Wallace acts as our HR Advisor and Bill Walker as our GDPR Advisor.  We also welcome representatives from Stroud District Council to attend our committee meetings.

The scheme was set up in 1999 with  financial support from the National Lottery.  The  Current Chairman and Treasurer were amongst the original steering committee.  Initially the Charity offered support to families living within Stroud and Dursley.  With financial support from Stroud District Council the scheme then expanded to cover the whole of the Stroud District.  Since April 2016, with the support of the Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, the scheme has began to expand into Quedgeley and Kingsway in Gloucester.

The staff team currently comprises of a Scheme Manager, 3 Family & Volunteer Coordinators, an Office & Finance Coordinator and a Clerical Assistant.


Alex Corgier, Scheme Manager


Angela Lovegrove, Family Support Coordinator

Jenny Kempson, Family Support Coordinator


Michelle Smith, Family Support Coordinator

Sue Smith Family Support Coordinator

Shelley James,  Office & Finance Coordinator

ConnieConnie Rachael, Clerical Assistant

We have a New Development Officer “Emma Desjardins”

Group Start Team

Group Start was set up in April 2017 as a result of receiving funding from The Peter Lang Children’s Trust. The team comprises of:

  • Group Start Coordinator and Best Start Coordinator, Rhiannon Byron
  • Group Start Administrator, Corrine Marks
  • Bump Start Coordinator, Deborah Hannam
  • Mothers in Mind Coordinator, Vanessa Reyes Rieger

Rhiannon Byron, Group Start  &              Best Start Coordinator

       Corrine Marks ,Group Start Administrator

Vanessa Reyes-Rieger,  MiMs Coordinator

Deborah Hannam, Bump Start Coordinator



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