Kirstie Howell - CEO - Kirstie joined Fife Young Carers in 2018 having managed other young peoples services for several years. Kirstie is passionate about ensuring young carers in Fife can access the support which best suits their needs.
Kirstie provides support to the Fife Young Carers staff and also works closely with FYC's Management Committee, the local Young Carer's Strategy Group and at a national level with the Young Carers' Services Alliance. Kirstie's based at our office in Lochgelly but really enjoys visiting the groups and spending time with young carers.
Allison Logan - Service Manager - Allison has worked with young people for a number of years, most recently working young people in a residential setting. Allison is the Service Manager for the Young Adult Carer team and the Advocacy team. They provide person centred one-to-one support for young adult carers living in Fife.
Jodie Burn - Service Manager - Jodie previously worked as our Schools Worker for West Fife; raising awareness of young carers issues in schools to ensure both staff and pupils have a greater understanding of the effects of a caring role. Jodie has supported young people and their families for a number of years and is committed to providing person centred care to young carers.
Rebecca Mellon - Service Manager - Rebecca is our Service Manager for our Under 16 and Family Wellbeing services. Rebecca joined our team in October 2019, having previously worked with children and young people in a variety of settings, including education and the voluntary sector. She was our West Fife Support Worker before being promoted to Team Leader.
Regan Ball - Office Manager - Regan is our Office Manager, and joined Fife Young Carers in 2018. Regan's job is to keep everything running smoothly. Every day is different and sometimes she doesn’t end up doing the things she’s planned to do for the day!
Regan's usually the first person you'll hear on the phone, and works office hours Monday to Friday (you can leave a message out with these hours). Regan also supports the service as a Sessional Worker; working directly with our Young Carers at Support Groups.
Kim Farmer - Administrative Assistant - Kim is our Administrative Assistant and is new to the team in 2021. Kim has come on board to support Regan in keeping the office running smoothly! Kim will be dealing with referrals amongst other things and working Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Kim will most likely be the person you’ll hear at the end of the phone on those days. Kim also supports the service as a Sessional Worker; working directly with our Young Carers at support groups.
Sessional and Volunteer Team
We have a team of Sessional Staff and Volunteers who support the running and delivery of all our services.
Click the sections below to see the rest of our team
Josh Morris - Education Worker - With over 10 years’ experience working with young people, mainly in sports environments, Josh is passionate about empowering young people to achieve their potential. Josh is really looking forward to working with the schools and colleges in supporting our Young Carers and creating a learning environment where every young person can feel valued and listened too. Josh said "I also feel fortunate to be able to work with such a hardworking and welcoming team at Fife Young Carers."
Chelsea Whitnall - Education Worker - Chelsea is our Education Worker for Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes. With her years of experience working and volunteering in a variety of roles with Children and Young People, she will work with our young carers to support them with school and education. Chelsea will also work with schools and deliver awareness sessions to teachers and pupils to ensure young carers are recognised and supported.
Emma Jo Trotter - Education Worker - Emma Jo has worked with children for over 10 years. Emma Jo has been invloved in setting up and running groups with the Royal Navy as a volunteer. In her previous role Emma Jo worked in education supporting children who have additional support needs as well as providing support to the wider family. Emma Jo joins the team with a passion to support children and young people to be the best they can be.
Shannon McCann - Resource Development and Delivery Worker - With a background in primary education and her own experience as a young carer, Shannon is passionate about promoting the wellbeing of young carers and helping them to reach their potential. Shannon is very excited to join the Fife Young Carers team and is looking forward to working with others to support young carers in Fife.
Amber Reid - Young Adult Carers Worker - Amber joined us here at FYC in 2016 as our Development Worker which mainly consisted of developing training and information, both for Young People and Professionals across Fife. Amber has recently refreshed and changed roles to our Young Adult Carers Worker, providing a range of support strategies to help our Young Adult Carers flourish and thrive.
Lynne Finney - Young Adult Carers Worker - Lynne joined the team as Young Adult Carer Support Worker in November 2021. A qualified Social Care Worker, she has worked with young people across a variety of sectors, including residential and employability sectors, throughout her career. Lynne will be providing 1-1 support to Young Adult Carers across Fife with the aim of enabling them to achieve their own potential while carrying out their valuable role as carers.
Marc Dixon - Young Adult Carers Worker - Marc joined in January 2022, he previously worked with young adults teaching English and Drama as well as helping to run various drama youth groups. Marc takes pride in helping young adults achieve their full potential in all that they do. Marc spent many years abroad working in different parts of the world with young people from various cultures and different backgrounds. Marc will provide 1-1 support focusing on positive goals whilst providing a safe comfortable space to talk.
Shona Hynd - Support Worker, Kirkcaldy - Shona is our support worker for Kirkcaldy under 18’s area. She joined FYC in September 2021 having worked in various roles for families and young people including panel member for foster carers, Children panel and protection advisor and a residential childcare worker. Currently Shona is studying to become a fully qualified therapist.
Anglea Brogan - Support Worker, Glenrothes - Angela joined Fife Young Carers in September 2021 as a Support worker. Angela has previously worked with Children and Young People in a variety of settings including Education and Social work sector.
Jen Miller - Support Worker, West Fife - Previously, Jen worked as a sessional staff member for Fife Young Carers, supporting the delivery of our Group and Respite opportunities. Jen has now expanded her role and come on board with us as a Support Worker for the West Fife area. Jen has always worked with children and young people throughout her career and we are sure these skills will be very beneficial to the young people of the West Fife area.
Emily Hearn - Support Worker - North East Fife - Emily joined FYC in December 2021. She brings with her experience in both the education and voluntary sectors in administration, training and befriending. Emily enjoys working with people, especially young people, and in particular those needing support to overcome difficulties and improve life choices. Emily is looking forward to working with young carers and learning what ‘getting it right’ for them might look like.
Adelle Walker - Support Worker - Levenmouth - Adelle has been a support worker for 10 years. Adelle started volunteering with families with Homestart, then volunteering at Victoria hospice before moving into full-time work support young adults with ASN for 8 years. Adelle has worked within a homelessness service doing support and now is the under 18's Levenmouth support worker.
Lee Wilson - Support Worker - Fife Wide - Lee joined having worked for in care for the last 6 years, working with vulnerable children and adults. Lee has a background in sports coaching and have spent time doing football sessions with adults and children with physical and mental disabilities. Lee is a previous service user with Fife Young Carers for 10+ years, before working as a volunteer and latterly a sessional worker.
Vacant - Family Wellbeing Worker - Vacant post
Carol Anderson - Family Wellbeing Worker - With over 20 years’ experience of working with children and their families, predominately as a nursey manager and latterly as part of a Children and Families area team, Carol is committed to ensuring that children, young people, and their families have their views and opinions heard and taken seriously and empowering them to become more confident in this area. Carol is looking forward to meeting the children, young people and their families and working alongside the very welcoming, dedicated team at Fife Young Carers.
Beth Sutherland - Advocacy Worker - Beth joined the team in 2021 and works 1:1 with our Young and Young Adult Carers, giving them and their families a voice and providing information. She also supports the completion of Emergency Plans with our Young Carers - giving peace of mind to themselves and their families.
Lorraine Simpson - Befriending Coordinator - Lorraine has joined our Team to help support our Befriending project. Lorraine has worked in the charity sector for 16 years with background in befriending projects previously.