Home-Start Oxford, Blackbird Leys Youth and Community Centre, Blackbird Leys Road, Oxford OX4 6HW                  Company number 5375011  Charity number 1108612

Our Trustees

Home-Start Oxford is managed by a group of unpaid volunteers, who are our Charity Trustees as well as members of our Management Committee. As we are a small organisation without a paid manager, the Trustees take on responsibility both for overall governance and for areas of hands-on work such as fundraising and staff supervision.


What our Trustees do

  1. Hold responsibility for fulfilling the objectives of the charity, and set its overall direction

  2. Aim to provide the best possible support for families and to meet Home-Start quality standards across all our activities

  3. Set a budget and manage our finances so that the charity remains solvent
  4. Employ staff, recruit volunteers and make sure they are properly supported and supervised
  5. Raise funds through contracts, grants and donations
  6. Make sure that our office systems are efficient and support our work with families
  7. Ensure compliance with all legal requirements
  8. Work in partnership with other organisations and uphold the reputation of the charity
  9. Home-Start Oxford is a member of a federation of Home-Start charities and the trustees have access to support and advice from our national body.


Who our Trustees are

We currently have 7 Trustees. If you are interested in becoming a trustee please contact us. We would be glad  to discuss the skills you can offer and our current needs.


Current Trustees:


Alison Scott (Chair of Trustees)

Douglas Keir (Treasurer)

Sarah Wood

Rosemary Bean

Lucia Nixon

Linda McDiarmid

Charlotte Beatson

“ Many thanks for your help and support – we have a lot of families supported by Home-Start and they all report how excellent the service is.”  

(Health visitor)