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Support Workers

Jo Garstang - Support Worker, Lancashire

Hi, my name is Jo Garstang.  I am a Support Worker, based in the Lancaster office.  I was a registered childminder for a while before joining CFC and before that I worked in the criminal justice system. My passion for working with children and young people came after I became a Mum to our little girl.  I love my job.  I enjoy working with the various ages of children and love a challenge.  I do direct work sessions with children and young people, and organise activity sessions with them during half term breaks.

Out of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.  I also love my bootcamp (gym) sessions too.


Vivian Gibson - Support Worker, Cumbria

Hi, I'm Viv and I work in the Cumbria Office as a Placement Support Worker, supporting the foster carers, young people and children in care. I work directly with the young people as well as arranging activities which take place mostly during the school holidays.


Gemma Nield - Support Worker, Gloucestershire

Hi! I’m Gemma, a Placement and Family Support Worker for CFC. After many years working in the Early Years sector, I wanted a new challenge and due to being a “people’s person” felt that this role was perfect! I spent 3 years studying early childhood at the University of Gloucestershire and my work really utilises the things I have learnt. I absolutely love getting to know all of the families that I work with, whilst using a friendly and understanding approach. I like to think that my relaxed and welcoming style of working encourages Young People and adults to feel comfortable with me. I feel truly lucky to love what I do!


Cally Williams - Support Worker, Wiltshire

My name is Cally and I'm a Placement Support Worker at CFC. I work directly supporting and organising activities with young people. I worked previously for Swindon’s Looked After Children Education Service for nine years and at a behavioural school for a year before joining CFC. I am based primarily in our Wootton Bassett office.