Children and Families


Andrea joined RUNA in 2016. She hopes that all those who meet with RUNA workers feel loved and encouraged. She enjoys supporting the team and has a varied administrative background, including working with people with disabilities in higher education.


Andrew joined the RUNA project in 2016.  He has a degree in Childhood and Youth Studies and has worked with young people in Manchester since 2003 when he joined an Eden team.  More recently he volunteered as a missing from home mentor with a children’s charity.  He has worked with young people from all backgrounds, encouraging and supporting them to fulfil their potential.


Becky has worked with young people for many years and undertook teacher training before joining RUNA in 2011. She loves using her creative skills when working closely with our young people and their families to address issues and bring reconciliation where possible. She is committed to giving the children and young people we help the best start in life.


Hayleigh joined RUNA in 2016 after working with vulnerable young people in residential settings for five years, including children’s homes and secure settings. She has a degree in Criminology from Lancaster University and has experience working closely with young people to develop relationships that help achieve positive outcomes within chaotic and dysfunctional lifestyles.


Hayley joined us in 2016. Hayley has worked and volunteered with young people for a number of years. She previously worked in multiagency safeguarding identifying risks and helping to create plans to support vulnerable people. Hayley has helped facilitate youth clubs with young people from a variety of backgrounds with the aim of encouraging and supporting young people to grow beyond their expectations.


Janet joined the Family First team in 2016. Her background includes working with children and young people in mainstream and special educational settings as a behaviour support worker and teaching assistant. She has also previously worked as a family support worker, and parenting practitioner delivering the Triple P and Incredible Years courses. Her passion is to see each and every individual built up to realise their amazing value and worth, to support them to reach their full potential, and to facilitate positive family relationships.


Nicola has a varied background encompassing managing education/ training projects for children and young people in both the voluntary and social care sector. Alongside this, she has worked as a safeguarding trainer, disability advocate in Further Education and an Early Years Practitioner. As a Family First Worker, she has a keen purpose to work with our families to support and empower them in dealing with the complex issues of daily life. She desires to bring hope and encouragement.


Rosie joined RUNA in 2016. She completed a Drama degree from Manchester University in 2013 whilst volunteering on a number of mentoring  and outreach projects involving children and young people. She has worked in variety of roles within charities and arts organisations encouraging children and young people to participate in theatre making as well as exploring healthy relationships through various prevention resources.

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