Our Team

Kate Lawrence

Chief Executive

Kate joined Home-Start East Sussex in 2008. She previously managed the Human Resources department for a medium sized charity and was a member of their Senior Management Team.  Before that she worked with vulnerable young adults, children excluded or at risk of exclusion from mainstream education and young carers.  She spent 16 years as a lone parent.   She is a member of the East Sussex Local Safeguarding Board as the voluntary sector conduit and a member of Speakup, where senior staff from  the East Sussex voluntary and community sector keep in regular contact to share information, engage in dialogue about strategic issues and make decisions for joint action. 

Relevant Qualifications and Training;

  • MCIPD Human Resources Management & Development
  • LSCB Child Protection; Taking the Lead Training
  • PGCE (Post Compulsory Education)
  • Diploma in Domestic Violence Studies
  • Trained Freedom Domestic Abuse course practitioner
  • NVQ 4 in Managing Gender-Based Services
  • SafeLives Domestic Abuse Service Managers Programme

 

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Alex Salmon

Assistant Facilitator for Reflective Domestic Abuse Courses

Alex’s journey with Home-Start East Sussex started in 2009 when she trained as a parent-volunteer for our home-visiting service.  With triplets herself, her parenting experience was particularly valuable to vulnerable families with twins or triplets.   She joined the staff team in 2012 as an Administrator, became Office Coordinator in 2014 and began assisting on our domestic abuse programmes in 2016.

Relevant Qualifications and Training;

  • Diploma in Domestic Violence Studies
  • Trained Freedom Domestic Abuse course practitioner
  • PTLLS Teacher Training
  • NVQs in Understanding Autism and Understanding Working in Mental Health
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Egle Kelpsaite

Egle joined the charity in 2018. She has worked and volunteered with pre-school children and their families in various settings both in the UK and abroad. Previously Egle worked for East Sussex County Council, first as a Children Centres Volunteer Coordinator and later as a Locality Link Worker, building links and relationships between Adult Social Care and Health, and the Voluntary and Community Sector. Relevant qualifications and training:

  • Level 3 Award in Education & Training
  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
  • Level 4 Integrated Diploma in in Resilience & Wellness Coaching Skills
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