Meet the Team

Here are all the friendly faces that make up your Caxton Youth team.

We understand the issues faced by many young disabled people.
That’s why our team are dedicated to providing you with the best experiences, that help you achieve a brighter future.

Our Full Time Youth Team

Rachel Akehurst

Rachel Akehurst

CEO & Youth Worker

Rachel is the CEO, and a professional Youth and Community Worker.

Rachel joined Caxton Youth Organisation as a Youth Worker in 2010, and worked with the charity’s Manager of over twenty years to deliver specialist Youth Work provision, at both Caxton Youth Club and Midge Island. In 2013 Rachel became Chief Executive, when her predecessor Janet Beech MBE retired.

Rosemary Swainston

Rosemary Swainston

Head of Programmes

Rose is Caxton’s Head of Programmes. A professional Youth Worker, she manages youth engagement across Caxton Youth Organisation’s portfolio of programmes, and leads our local authority-commissioned Employment Support Programme. This piece of work is designed to recruit and engage young people ages 16-25 in developing skills for work experience, volunteering and job opportunities. Since 2017, Rose has also been leading Caxton’s Girls Advocacy group.

Floyd Hall

Floyd Hall

Senior Social Worker

Floyd is the Senior Youth Worker at Caxton Youth Organisation. A qualified Youth Worker, his specialist areas are substance misuse education, and child protection. 

Floyd leads Caxton’s Health and Personal Care Programme, which supports young people to be healthy and to be able to make informed choices about their health. 

 

Daniela Brioschi

Daniela Brioschi

Youth Worker

Daniela is the Youth worker on the Independence Programme, seeking to empower and advance young people’s voices. She works with the Head of Programmes to support young people with learning difficulties, using one to one support and developmental group work.

Jessie Frost

Jessie Frost

Administrator

Jessie joined the Organisation in July 2018. Her role includes includes office work, supporting staff members with their work and anything else that needs doing to help the running of the Organisation.

Jill Bryson

Jill Bryson

Art Workshops

Jill is the Art and music workshop coordinator for Caxton Youth Organisation. For the last 12 yeats, she has been running weekly art and music workshops for the young people to help explore their artisitic and musical skills. 

Jill has led Caxton to stage art exhibitions and shows of members work in venues including the Chelsea School of Art, Westminster City Hall and the Lord Mayors Parclour. Jill is a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art and is a successful practicing artist and musician. 

Carl Guichard

Carl Guichard

Transitions Youth Worker

Carl is our Transitions Wouth Worker. His role includes supporting the Head of Programmes on the newly-commissioned Employment Support and Independent Skills Programme. He will support young people in one-to-one sessions exploring career options, applying for work experience, writing CV’s and practicing job interview skills.

Neil Jelley

Neil Jelley

Media Support

Neil is Caxton’s media support, providing the photography for our promotional material. He is the longest serving person in the organisation, having started out as a member over 35 years ago, and has been staff for a number of years. He provides additional support to the members of Caxton such as help with counting, telling the time, and other independence skills. 

Our Part Time Support

Specialist Staff

Express yourself, get moving and develop your dance technique! DanceWest deliver Dance Masterclasses for Caxton members on Monday evenings.

MMARAP provides Caxton members with mixed martial arts and self-defence programmes on Friday evenings. MMARAP sessions consist of high quality training and mentoring to assist with their development and empowerment.

Our Volunteers

Chaimae Enser

Chaimae Enser

Bus Run Volunteer

Robbie Caro

Robbie Caro

DJ

Jo Diab

Jo Diab

Volunteer