To contact anyone from the team, please call 0117 958 9980 or use the ‘Contact Us’ form.
Kama McKenzie, Young Carers Service Manager (Maternity Leave)
“Hello, I’m Kama and I’m the Service Manager for the Young Carers Team. I just joined the Young Carers Team in July 2016. I have been working with young people (including young carers) since ever I was a young person myself! I love working on any job that makes a positive difference to young peoples lives. I am a parent carer for my eldest son.
I am slightly obsessed with the colour purple (you can always spot me because nearly all my clothes are purple) and I enjoy spending time with my family.”
Pamela Iyer, Young Carers Service Manager (Maternity Leave Cover)
“I’m Pamela, I’m the Young Carers Service Manager. I’ve worked in health and social care for 15 years, and I was really keen to work with young carers because I was a young carer myself for my mum.
In my spare time I like to cook and hang out with my family. I also like doing crafts, going to music festivals and visiting new places. I’m really happy to be here at the Carers Support Centre and I’ll always do my best for the young carers I work for.”
Carol Carter, South Glos Senior Young Carers Development Officer
“I’m Carol and I’ve been working at Carers Support Centre since 1997. I support young carers and their families in South Glos offering one-to-one support and group activities.
In my spare time I enjoy the theatre, going to concerts and have a soft spot for musicals. I am also a carer for my Mum.”
Martine Johnson, Bristol Senior Young Carers Development Officer
Hello, I’m Martine and I’m delighted to have joined the team in Bristol. I line manage the Bristol Young Carers team to improve the health, well-being of Young carers and safeguard the interests of children and young people adversely affected by their caring roles for family members. My working days are Tuesdays-Fridays.
I’ve previously worked with young carers and their families for many years. My passion for working in this area stems from personal experience of being a young carer myself. I feel this has given me a good insight into understanding the needs of young carers but also recognising how amazing you all are!
In my spare time I enjoy being out in nature exploring new places, whether it’s climbing hills or walking along beaches. I also love going to festivals in my campervan.
Julia Hutchinson, Bristol Young Carers Key Worker
“Hi my name is Julia and I am excited to be working as the Young Carers Key Worker for Bristol. I had been working sessionally as part of the team since November 2016 and have become full time as of July 2017. I have a background as a secondary art teacher and have recently qualified as a art therapist and have worked with young people in both education and mental health. I am passionate about seeing young carers fully supported in education and life.
In my spare time I enjoy watching Netflix series, being in cafes and travelling to new places. I am also an artist and so enjoy all things creative.”
Mike Sellick, South Glos Young Carers Key Worker
Alice Miller, Young Carers in Education Development Worker
“I’m Alice and I’ve joined this Young Carers Team from the project in BANES, so I have lots of experience working with young carers. I’m looking forward to engaging with schools in Bristol and South Gloucestershire to help them identify and support their young carers.
I enjoy reading, surfing and watching Doctor Who!”
Lin Ren, Young Adult Carer Support and Development Officer
“Hello, I’m Lin and I’ve recently joined the team in September 2017. I work with Young Adult Carers aged 16-25 doing 1:1 work and arranging and delivering activities and courses. I have worked with young people in education and mental health for many years and I find the work really engaging.
I love learning new things and going on outdoor adventures as well as making art.”
Katie Long, Young Carers Sessional Key Worker
Hi, I’m Katie, I joined the team in June 2018. I have a background of working and volunteering in support services for adults and am really excited about taking the knowledge and skills I have built over the last ten years to work with Young Carers. I am passionate about helping Young Carers to have a voice and to access life’s opportunities.
In my spare time I enjoy growing my own vegetables, cooking, walking and having a great time with my friends.”
Sammie Blanchard, Young Carers Sessional Support Worker
“Hi, I’m Sammie, I have been volunteering with Young Carers since May 2016 and started as a Sessional Support Worker in January 2018. I love working with Young Carers.
In my spare time I enjoy cooking, going to the cinema and spending time with my family and friends.”
Zoe Morgan, Young Carers Service Administrative Assistant
“Hello, I’m Zoe and I joined the Young Carers Team in 2014 as an Apprentice to complete my Level 2 NVQ Apprenticeship in Business & Administration. Following the completion of my Level 3 qualification in April 2018, I was lucky enough to join the team as the Young Carers Service Administrative Assistant.
In my spare time I enjoy watching TV series, listening to music and spending time with my friends and family.”