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Redhill Family Centre Manager Update

We are delighted that Catharine Adjei has now been in post as our Redhill Centre Manager for 3 months. She has had a brilliant first couple of months and has really got stuck into the role. Catharine’s return to Welcare has been wonderful for all the East Surrey Team and the families they support, as well as all her wider Welcare colleagues.

Catharine first worked for Welcare in East Surrey as an Outreach Worker from June 2011. The role involved supporting children and families and running groups and parenting courses. In June 2017, Catharine was appointed as Welcare Children’s Centre Deputy Manager, where her responsibilities included co-ordinating our wonderful Welcare volunteers. Unfortunately for us, due to a Surrey County Council restructure, Catharine had to leave her post as Deputy Manager in August 2018 but used this opportunity to gain valuable experience elsewhere.

Now she is back at Welcare and over the last three months Catharine has very much enjoyed: getting to know Welcare colleagues and being inspired by their commitment and creativity with children and families we support; sharing and participating in Welcare’s Thanksgiving Service and hearing the beautiful voices of the Sandcross School Choir; participating in a family picnic for 45 children, held as a free summer holiday activity by Welcare in Redhill Memorial Park, and thinking about Welcare ‘Here Now Here Always’ and grateful to be part of an organisation that holds the hope for families in crisis.

She looks forward to continuing to work with the Welcare family, and to proactively support, encourage, and empower children and families across south London and East Surrey. Catharine says, “as manager I keep the child’s voice at the centre of all we do, lead and support the FANTASTC team in East Surrey, work in partnership with other statutory and charitable organisations, agencies, schools, Surrey Children’s Services and health professionals (to name a few)”.

Thank you for all your hard work so far, Catharine, it has been a real joy having you back in the team!

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