Your Space Team

Your Space Team

OFFICE STAFF

Your Space Founder and Head of services

Rachel Hancocks

I had worked within the care sector for over 18 years, supporting and teaching a range of individuals with varying learning differences, and also both adults and children on the autistic spectrum before setting up Your Space. I recognised a huge gap in services for children and young people with autism within the North East Wales region, and used my professional experience to set up a once weekly club initially based in Black Park , Chirk.
From there on, the charity has continued to deliver and expand its services.
I am driven by the need of the families I meet and the children give me the inspiration to make things happen. They continue to teach me so much and I strive for them to feel empowered, accepted and awesome!

Your Space Administrator

Charlotte Roberts

Your Space Finance/Admin Assistant

Sally Griffiths

Your Space co-ordinator/ Deputy Manager

Debbie Moody

I started at your space when my 2 eldest children, who are both autistic, had grown up and no longer needed my attention. The main reason for joining the team was to support others, as I didn’t like to think of others feeling as alone as I did when the children were younger.
Your space has given me so much: support, focus, ways to cope with situations but has also given me the ability to help others deal with their issues.
Seeing the difference in families once they have come to us gives me a great deal of job satisfaction and I am proud to be a part of a team that makes a difference.

Your Space Family Outreach Worker

Helen Bowness-Hughes

OUTREACH WORKERS

Your Space Outreach Worker

Helen Bowness-Hughes

I joined Your Space over 3 years ago to lead some of the Sports Activity sessions. I was keen to gain further experience within an ASD field and was excited at the opportunity to combine this with my love of sport.
I have since switched roles and am now a Parent/Family Outreach Worker which is a position that gives me an incredible amount of satisfaction and fulfilment

Your Space Outreach Worker

Helen Hickey

Your Space Outreach Worker

Penny Foy

LEADERS

Activity Leader

Paul Hancocks

Activity Leader

Debra Davies

Hi, my name is Deb, I’ve worked at your space for 17months now. I started as a worker but have progressed to leader. I came to your space because I was interested in working with children on the spectrum as I have a son with Autism and I wanted to learn more

Your Space Activity Leader

Lucy Bellamy

Activity Leader

Rachel Mazzarella

I started working at Your Space in early 2013. Supporting children and young people with autism and related conditions had been something I had always wanted to do. I currently support and lead on certain club sessions.
Even though my role can be challenging, the rewards are greater!
It is fulfilling to see our service users, who are all amazing individuals; participate, engage and socialise in the sessions and grow in confidence.
I am passionate about my role and this also gives me the drive to encourage other individuals/students to work in this area.

Your Space Activity Leader

Sarah Birch

Activity Workers

Your Space Activity Worker

Damian Hones

Your Space Activity Worker

Lewis Tesseyman

Your Space Activity Worker

David Macdonald

Your Space Activity Worker

Chloe Beckley

I starting volunteering at Your Space when I was 15 years old and have recently become a paid activity worker. I volunteered in Your Space for 11 months before my paid position and I feel it has made my confidence grow lots!
I have had experience with Autism before Your Space, one being living with my Autistic Uncle. Autism is a unique condition and affects each individual differently and Your Space has really opened my eyes about different traits of the condition. You never know what to expect from the moment you walk into each session and I wouldn’t have it any other way, I always walk out of each session feeling rewarded and feeling I have made a difference to at least one person’s life.
I have had Autism and ADHD training, social skills training, epilepsy training, mental health awareness training, safeguarding and I have also learnt simple Makaton. I have just left school, gaining 14 GCSEs from grades A* to B and I am currently studying A level, biology, chemistry, psychology and Welsh Baccalaureate at college. I am looking to go to Liverpool John Moores University in 2020 to study forensic anthropology and still work at Your Space at holiday club. I joined Your Space to expand my knowledge on Autism and other conditions and I feel the children need support like Your Space give. I feel what the Your Space team does as a whole is amazing and I am honestly proud to be able to say that I am part of that team. I am one of few people who say they enjoy going to work.

Your Space Activity Worker

Sally Griffiths

RESPITE WORKER

Your Space Respite Worker

Debra Davies

SIT IN SERVICE

Your Space Sit In Service Worker

Sally Griffiths

Volunteers

Your Space Volunteer

Andrew Edwards

I find volunteering at Your Space very fulfilling, especially with the youngsters, as it reminds me of some of my personality when I was their age.
Looking after them has given me an added maturity and responsibility that I never thought I would attain before joining Your Space. I take what I have learned by dealing with the children into my everyday life.
I feel passionately about Your Space and the current and future success of the charity as they took a chance on me that I feel that I will unlikely be able to repay.
That is why I put in the hard work throughout 2018 to organise the Fundraising Event, that took place in October 2018, as I feel passionately about the potential growth of Your Space. With hard work and the correct funding, they could provide extra future services to families on top of the wonderful support we currently offer.

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Your Space Volunteer

Robyn Knight

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Your Space Volunteer

Karen Williams-Owen

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Your Space Volunteer

Graham Price

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Your Space Volunteer

Gabriela Semedo

Your Space Volunteer I.T. Support

Martin Webb

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Your Space Activity Worker

Tom Evans

Your Space Volunteer

Zara Webb

I started volunteering at your space because I wanted to make a difference. After seeing the struggles my brother and sister had growing up I wanted to do something to show others that being different is ok

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Your Space Volunteer

Cerys Nelson

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Your Space Volunteer

Dana Reynolds

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Your Space Volunteer

Joanne Rose

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Your Space Volunteer

James Thompson

Trustees

Andrea Hones - Our Team at Your Space Wales
Your Space Chair Of Trustees

Andrea Hones

Your Space Fundraising Trustee

Debbie Moody

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Your Space Technology Trustee

Hugh Valentine

Your Space Trustee

Charlotte Roberts

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