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.

Floyd Hall

Floyd Hall

Youth 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.

Rose Swainston

Rose Swainston

Youth Worker

Rose is the Lead Youth Worker for Caxton’s Independence Programme . The Independence Programme supports young people to develop life skills in innovative and participatory ways. Rose has also led the development of Caxton’s Vegetable Kingdom, a community garden for the members to grow vegetables and herbs. Since 2017, she now runs a monthly Girls Advocacy group.

Rose has an arts and television background. She has been working with young people for the last two years, whilst studying for a Master’s degree.

Our Part Time Support

Stephen Caro

Stephen Caro

Administrator

Stephen is the Administrator of the organisation. Stephen joined the Caxton Youth Organisation in 2011. His role is divided into office work, financial planning, driving the minibus, supporting the youth workers and upgrading the clubrooms and our outdoor base, Midge Island.
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.

Jill Bryson

Jill Bryson

Arts Workshops

Jill is the Art and music workshop coordinator for Caxton Youth Organisation. For the last 12 years, she has been running weekly art and music workshops for the young people to help explore their artistic 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 Parlour. Jill is a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art and is a successful practicing artist and musician.

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