Shop opening 9:30 to 2:30 | Family Support 9:30 to 5:00

Meet the Team

The team have a wealth of experience, knowledge and passion. Teamwork and ‘getting stuck in’ play an integral part of our dynamic. 

Family isn’t a buzz word we use for marketing; it runs deep through Salcare’ ethos and the team are a family and engage every client, customer and service user in a positive friendly way, to give Salcare its family dynamic. 

Central Office

Director of Services

I’m Jacqui, and I’m the Director of Services here at Salcare. My job is to lead the charity, to sustain it’s work into the future and create an environment where people can thrive – be that those who use our services, volunteer with us, or work here. I have worked in many different charities across the UK, but none are like Salcare! We support & speak up on behalf of people who are otherwise invisible or unheard and that’s what I love about working here.

I’m ultimately responsible to our Board of Trustees who are committed to seeing our work continue and grow.

Although I have lived all over England & Wales, I was brought up near Ilkeston and have lived in Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire off and on for years. My family still live in the region; at home I have a dog called Fred, who sometimes joins me in the office; and I have a cat called Dotty (but she’s stays at home). I’m a painter, I love to dance, however badly (but that’s another story…)

Admin Assistant

At Salcare I work as the Business Administrator, I support all colleagues with administration tasks. I liaise with different agencies to form and maintain professional relationships. I am always here to support clients when they need help.

“I enjoy working at Salcare because it’s not just a job, I work here because genuinely care about my colleagues and all clients.”

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, shopping, listening to music and reading.

My colleagues describe me as… Kind, Caring, Good listener, Reliable.

Escape Family Support Service

Deptuty Director of Services

I’m lizzie I am the operational manager and specialist officer in domestic abuse I feel I’m a kind caring and have empathy for service users and staff .

My hobbies are traveling walking and spending time with my family .

My job role can be very busy ,but I do try and make time for people when needed .

I enjoy working at Salcare as its about helping and supporting people through very tough times .

Art Therapist

I’m Odette, I am the Art Psychotherapist (HCPC registered and member of BAAT).

I work with children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse and that it has impacted their well being and mental health, due to their trauma and loss. 

My hobbies and passion is art and anything creative . I enjoy taking things apart and making something new or better with them, I do this with old cars, radios, lamps and upholstering chairs etc. I love to travel and explore different cultures.

I enjoy working at Salcare as I get to support and travel alongside children and young people on their own unique journey to self discovery. This can be through exploring their made images linked to space, the sea, the forest, the body or natural disasters. Finding out what these metaphors and symbols mean to them.  No session is the same as no person is the same. By providing a safe space, containment and tools and resources to understand enables the young people to cope and move on from their trauma to live their life and grow.

IDVA & ISVA (Independent Domestic & Sexual Violence Advocate)

I am the part time IDVA at Salcare Escape. I am very experienced with complex family situations and a broad scope of working alongside other agencies to solves problems and to meet the needs of clients. I enjoy spending time with my family and going to the bingo. I love working at Salcare Escape as we all work together as a team and support each other.

CYPIDVA (Children & Young People IDVA)

I’m Emily, a children and young people’s domestic violence advocate for Salcare. I have worked with Children and young people in different capacities for over 6 years, and it’s my passion.

I love my job at Salcare, it enables me to support and nurture children and young people who have been exposed to domestic abuse, and supporting them on their journey is a wonderful feeling.  No two days are the same, my role is flexible and client led, ensuring that the children and young people get what they need from the sessions, and are able to explore their experiences of domestic abuse in a safe space.

In my spare time I enjoy taking my dogs out, spending time with my family and friends and gardening.

IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocate)

“I love working at Salcare because of the charities dedication to supporting and empowering vulnerable people and victims”.

I really love reading, meditating, doing yoga and anything to do with plants.

My colleagues describe me as…
Good listener

Jamie Leigh
McKenzie Friend Worker

I’m Jamie-Leigh, I work at Salcare as a McKenzie Friend and IDVA. I work with victims of domestic abuse in Derbyshire, providing confidential practical and emotional as well as assistance with court documents and the legal process.

I really enjoy walking my pug, Winnifred. I love to travel and explore new places, especially if that means spending quality time with my family and friends.

Salcare is a fantastic place to work, the team are always willing to get stuck in and help each other. The work we do is rewarding and we are able to make a real difference empowering individuals to a happier and safer future.

Practical Support Services

Warehouse Supervisor

In my job as warehouse support officer I help in the delivery and collection of furniture and donations for Salcare’s charity shop and warehouse. I come face to face with vulnerable people in the community and provide emotional support as well as furniture parcels for those in need.

“Salcare is a special place to work because of the people”.

In my spare time I enjoy doing DIY and spending time with my grandchildren.

My colleagues describe me as…

Warehouse Worker

As a warehouse support officer I work on Salcare’s van collecting and delivering donations and purchases to clients, as well as facilitating furniture parcels.

When I’m not working, I love playing my guitar and making 3D animations.

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Warehouse Coordinator

Hello my name is Darren, I am Salcare’s  warehouse coordinator, cleaner, handyman , volunteer  mentor, and health and safety lead.
From joining Salcare in 2022 as a volunteer working half a day, I now spend five days a week with the Salcare team and wouldn’t change that for anything.
I have enormous personal satisfaction knowing that my role makes a huge difference to so many individuals and local families.
My working day could include… PAT testing the electrical donations to ensure they are safe before sale, cleaning the different areas , mentoring our warehouse volunteers supporting them while they gain confidence in knowing what is needed daily, arranging the safe storage of the food donations before preparing the many food parcels for local people and local families, some daily maintenance is always needed too!  
Outside of Salcare I enjoy DIY and carpentry.

Food Project Coordinator

I work at Salcare delivering the food poverty projects, I enjoy helping clients in any way I can and ensure that all get the care and attention they deserve.

“I love that Salcare is different everyday and you never know what to expect. I really enjoy knowing that I’ve tried my best to help people”

In my spare time I love to spend time with my children, we enjoying going for day trips out and going on holiday”

My colleagues would describe me as:

Kind, friendly, caring, attentive and giving.

Shop Assistant

I have been working as a shop support officer at Salcare for 3 years, I work directly with clients coming in the charity and make sure they receive the care and help they need.

I support the foodbank ensuring that all people are given the help with food and essentials they require.

“I love working at Salcare because every day is different and I want to help people the best I can”.

When I’m not working I love to spend time with my family and take my grandchildren on days out. I also enjoy reading and going from long walks with my dog.

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Development Manager

Don has a wealth of managerial and development experience working in the private and voluntary sectors for many years. He has joined Salcare from YMCA and prior to that, Citizens Advice.

‘Helping survivors of Domestic Abuse and the most vulnerable in the community is my priority. Salcare is a great organisation to work for, doing a great job with a great team.

My colleagues describe me as…
Good listener