Who We Are
Angela Carr is a qualified building surveyor and facilities manager with over 20 years experience of working in the social housing sector. Originally from Birmingham Angela moved to Bristol to attend St Brendan’s Sixth form College. Angela and her family have looked after children via fostering for many years and she continues to have an interest in the wellbeing of children and young people. Angela lives in Bristol with her teenage daughter.
Hello, my name is Marla Cattelona. I decided to become involved on the Trustee Board at Young Mother Group Trust as I am passionate about the provision of young people’s services within inner-city Bristol City borough. Currently, I am undergoing Training as Social Worker at University of Bath. Predominately, my background is in providing supported housing services for young people, adults recovering from drug and alcohol addiction and/or dependency. In my early twenties I was employed as Civil Servant and most recently I have provided support work with women experiencing Mental Health Crisis in the community.
At a time of Austerity, I strive to support grass-root organisations who work closely within its community as it is my belief that fundamentally, community-based intervention is paramount to the next generation. Historically, Teenage and Young Mothers have endured societal stigmatisation and discrimination, however such projects as Young Mother Group Trust and other young dependant supporting organisation provide challenge those stigmas by providing education in areas such as; Parenting, Employability, and Life Skills for example healthy cooking and budgeting. These skills and education are vital to ensure young dependant females are being educated in matters that will enrich the lives of them and their dependants.
Hi, my name is Christine. I came on board to join the charity as I have been an active member within all my job roles and I am very passionate about what I do coupled with a wealth of experience of over twenty years working with vulnerable adults and children within deprived communities.
I wanted to give something back and be a volunteer, this was a good opportunity to enable me to give something back to the community.
My expertise is within safeguarding of children and young people with over eight years’ experience with the social work team.
Now a teacher, I teach vulnerable adults with strategies to gain an understanding to barriers with effective strategies like; mental health, raising aspirations, money management, employability and positive parenting.
I am also a holistic therapist in my spare time and believes that positive thinking and mind-set is the key to keeping mind and body in balance.
I have a son that is 26 years of age and I am a grandma, I feel old now!