Meet the team

To contact anyone from the team, please use the Contact Us form.

Kama McKenzie, Young Carers Service Manager

“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.”

Carol Carter, Young Carers Family Support Worker in South Glos.

“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 parents.”

Sue Stenner, Young Carers Family Support Worker in South Glos.

“Hello I’m Sue, I joined the Young Carers Team in 2004 as activities and volunteers co-ordinator. In June 2015, I changed my job role to work in South Glos where I support Young Carers and their families offering 1-1 support and some group activities. In my spare time I enjoy walking my dogs, jogging and swimming.”

Joanna Sylvester, Senior Young Carers Development Officer in Bristol

“I’m Joanna and I’ve been working with young carers and young adult carers for many years. I started working in Bristol in 2015 and I am pleased to have joined a team that is so passionate about making a difference. My mission is to advocate and try and make sure young carers and young adult carers’ voices are heard. I am pleased to be able now to quote some rights for young carers and young adult carers through the Children and Families Act and Care Act. In my spare time I like going to the theatre, spas, picnics and spending time with family and friends.”

Ruth Garner, Young Carers Development Officer in Bristol

“Hiya, I’m Ruth and I joined Young Carers in 2008. I’ve always worked with children and young people. I job-share with Joanna and my role is to link with young carers, their families and professionals and I also get involved with one-to-one support and some group activities. I enjoy music, DIY and anything arty!”

Julia Hutchinson, Young Carers Family Support Worker in Bristol

“Hi my name is Julia and I am excited to be working as the Young Carers Family Support Worker for Bristol. I have 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.”

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!”

Leah Morgan, Young Adult Carer Support and Development Worker

“Hi, I’m Leah and I have been working for Carers Support Centre since November 2015. I work with Young Adult Carers aged 16-25 both one-to-one and delivering workshops and activities. I love working with young people. In my spare time I enjoy going to the theatre, walking my dog and spending time with my friends and family.”

Zoe Morgan, Young Carers Admin Apprentice 

“Hello, I’m Zoe and I joined the Young Carers Team in 2014. I have completed my Level 2 NVQ Apprenticeship in Business & Administration with Young Carers and I am now working towards my Level 3 qualification. In my spare time I enjoy watching TV, music and spending time with my friends and family.”