MANAGEMENT AND ORGANISATIONAL TEAM 

Samantha

CEO

Management and Organisational Team

I have worked in the voluntary sector for over thirteen years and as a young person who needed support, I have always been interested in supporting people who may be facing difficult times. My journey started at fifteen years old when I began volunteering at a local nursery and youth club and this continued right through to my days at university where I became a volunteer-learning mentor for teenagers. I have a degree in Psychology and originally wanted to be a College Teacher but I quickly learnt that my love for direct support work would send me in a different direction and I haven’t looked back since.

I am extremely passionate about service-user involvement and believe that their voice should be at the centre of all we do. This stemmed from my time as Client Inclusion Champion when I was a Project Worker supporting homeless women facing multiple disadvantage.

I joined Team TDAS in 2010 as a Refuge Support Worker and since the day I walked through the door I knew TDAS was where I was destined to be. I feel extremely privileged to lead such an amazing organisation with amazing people providing amazing things to the families of Trafford. I am also a very proud Mummy and Step Mummy to two little girls and to Georgie the puppy.

Kirsty

Services Manager

Management and Organisational Team

I began working for TDAS back in 2011 as the Children and Young People’s Support Worker, as my career with TDAS developed my passion to offer support to adults and children continued to grow.

I am truly grateful for being able to manage such an enthusiastic, dedicated team and love being able to support them in delivering our life-changing services. I love what TDAS stands for and how far we have come as an organisation in supporting adults and children effected by domestic abuse.

Outside of TDAS I am a proud mum and step mum to two fantastic boys, family and friends mean the world to me.

Anita

Community Team Leader

Management and Organisational Team

Hi, I'm Anita. After 12 months with TDAS providing maternity cover I am delighted to have the opportunity to stay with TDAS in the role of Community Team Leader. I am looking forward to working with partner agencies in Trafford to develop community services further, whilst enhancing and diversifying support to those moving forward from domestic abuse.

During my career I have been fortunate to work in a wide range of roles within a number of organisations where the focus of the work has ultimately been around enabling individuals to reach their potential to lead happy and fulfilling lives. I am looking forward to working alongside the TDAS team to continue to develop and enhance the direct support offered locally to victims of domestic abuse and their families within Trafford Borough. I believe in a strong team ethos and look forward to working with the current and future members of TDAS as well as partners organisations and clients.

Samantha

Accommodation Team Leader

Management and Organisational Team

Hi, I’m Sam. I am pleased to have been appointed Accommodation Team Leader this is a new area of client base for me. I have a varied background and knowledge of the difficulties that people who are using shared services whilst in a pandemic face. My previous role was Children’s Home Manager, supporting children and young people with learning disabilities, complex health needs and challenging behaviours.

During my career working in children’s homes my focus was to support and maintain the safety of the service users, support contact with families and enable young people to live by ordinary life principles. My priority was ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the people I supported. I completed additional qualifications in Health and Safety to be able to best minimise risks personally and environmentally.

Working alongside all the TDAS team we aim to enable our services users to have the knowledge and skills to maintain their own safety, access the appropriate services and breaking the cycle of domestic abuse.

Amy

Children and Young People's Service Team Leader

Management and Organisational Team

Hi I’m Amy, I started working for TDAS is 2014 as a Children’s Worker over the summer in refuge. I fell in love with the work that TDAS does to support Children and Young people who have witnessed domestic abuse. I now co-ordinate the Children and Young People service and supervise our amazing Children and Young People’s workers, we have a fantastic service where children are at the heart of what we do. Often children and young people can be the hidden victims of domestic abuse and I’m really passionate about their voice being heard and breaking the cycle.

Jenny

Service Coordinator for Salford's CYP Service

Management and Organisational Team

Hi, I'm Jenny, I joined TDAS in 2020 as the Service Coordinator for Salford's CYP Service; I'm a qualified Social Worker with over 6 years experience of working in the voluntary sector. I have managed and worked in specialist refuges for past 3 years, I recognise the detrimental impact that repeated exposure to abuse can have on an individual. I'm dedicated to being a part of the wider effort to break the cycle of abuse; particularly in encouraging brighter futures and more positive outcomes for it's often unseen victims - children and young people. My role at TDAS is to coordinate the set up and delivery of the Salford CYP service, to lead and supervise the CYP team and ensure the provisions of a flexible range of service for children and young people in the community who have experienced abuse.

Kirsty

Business Development Manager

Management and Organisational Team

Hi, I’m Kirsty. My role at TDAS is to develop the charity by making more people aware of the great work we do and getting them and their business involved.

I previously worked in a senior role in digital advertising before moving into the charity sector. I love that TDAS is a local charity and that all the money we raise benefits people in Trafford. Those who volunteer or get involved in other ways are really impacted when they see the tangible improvements our work brings.

Jayne

Finance Officer

Management and Organisational Team

Hi, I’m Jayne. I’m part of the Finance team. My role covers all the financial aspects of the organisation and I help ensure that our accounts are accurate and up to date. Up to date financial data and reports is hugely important to the successful running of the charity and our statements need to be timely and accurate so that stakeholders can be certain that the charity’s money is well stewarded.

Working for TDAS, as part of a professional, caring and supportive team, is very rewarding. I am passionate about the work TDAS does. I love to see the difference to people’s lives that this organisation makes.

Amna

Finance Officer

Management and Organisational Team

Hi, I’m Amna; one of the Finance Officers and have been working with TDAS for over two years now. My role covers the financial aspects of the charity, ensuring our yearly accounts are kept up to date. As a charity, it’s very important that all our financial statements are transparent, accurate and available for our stakeholders.

Working for TDAS is such a wonderful experience. It’s so amazing to see how we make such a huge difference to those in need.

Vanessa

Volunteer Coordinator

Management and Organisational Team

Hi I’m Vanessa. I look after the volunteers who give their time to TDAS. I love working with volunteers and seeing the amazing impact that they have on our service-users’ lives.

Volunteers make such a difference to our organisation and we are so grateful to anyone who can give their time to support the valuable work that we do. Before joining TDAS, I trained as a counsellor and supported men, women and young people who had experienced sexual abuse or trafficking. I have done lots of volunteering in my own spare time and I’m passionate about encouraging people to give something back to their local community.

​I have a soft spot for anything chocolatey and I love good coffee!

Emily

Volunteer Coordinator

Management and Organisational Team

I have worked in voluntary sector for the last nine years. I enjoy helping and supporting people. I began by volunteering for a rehabilitation centre in Bury St Edmunds, which led to paid work as a Recovery Coordinator. I took this knowledge to Asia and worked in therapeutic recovery centre, whilst volunteering at Children’s Organisation of Southeast Asia preventing young girls from being trafficked. Volunteering at COSA changed my life and my understanding of the world. My compassion saw new depths and seeing the effects of neglect and sexual abuse on young girls showed me my next steps in life; I wanted to be of service, primarily to women.

Having moved back to Manchester and wanting to support women, I’m very glad to join TDAS in the Volunteer Coordinator role.

Jade

Services Coordinator

Management and Organisational Team

Hi, I’m Jade, I am Services Coordinator

Olivia

Administrative Assistant

Management and Organisational Team

Hi, I’m Olivia. I began volunteering for TDAS in August 2020 as service line support and I am now working for TDAS as an administrative assistant. My role involves dealing with queries, service line support and enrolling people onto TDAS’ amazing community outreach services: True Colours, Back to Me and adult and child counselling. It is so rewarding to see the direct impact TDAS has on improving the lives of individuals and families across the Trafford area. I am incredibly grateful to work for TDAS and alongside such a dedicated and outstanding team.

Registered Charity No: 1120983  Company Limited by Guarantee Registered No: 2915937  

Patron: Baroness Hughes of Stretford 

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0161 872 7368

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​Trafford Domestic Abuse Services, Gorse Hill Studios, Cavendish Road, Stretford, Manchester, M32 0PS