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 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. 

 

Eliane Edmond

Eliane Edmond

Youth Worker

 

Eliane is a qualified Youth Worker. Her specialist areas are Employability and developing Independence Skills. Eliane works on the Employability Programme, as well as supporting in other areas and overseeing Caxton’s social media, ensuring that it is as youth-led as possible. This helps to develop young people’s skills and learning. 

Our Part Time Support

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 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. 

Alex Griffitts

Alex Griffitts

Youth Worker

Alex is a (nearly!) qualified Youth Worker at Caxton Youth Organisation. She began volunteering with Caxton in autumn 2019 and has continued on as a staff member. She is especially working to develop sports and physical health provision with our young people. She has been advocating for our members’ voices to be heard throughout consultation and decision-making, and will be co-facilitating the Women’s Advocacy Group.   

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. 

Trustees

Rys Farthing – Chair

Lucy Rowley – Treasurer

Ann Caro

Nicola Carlile

Hend Rahman

 

 

Marc Myers

Tim Chatwin

Donna Shannon

Peter Lewis

Bethany Kinsella

Delpina Johnson

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