Our people

Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change provides free-to-access business support for social enterprises and business start-ups in Cornwall.

We can also provide 1-1 coaching for business growth to any company, CIC or social enterprise registered within the past three years.

Our people

Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change provides free-to-access business support for social enterprises and business start-ups in Cornwall.

We can also provide 1-1 coaching for business growth to any company, CIC or social enterprise registered within the past three years.
CN4C staff member at a homelessness interagency event
Tarn Lamb

Tarn Lamb

CEO

Tarn is the CEO at Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change and has been since 2006. Tarn is passionate about getting equality for everyone and takes the lead on the co-design work that CN4C undertakes.

Sarah Spargo

Sarah Spargo

Strategy and Communications Manager

Before CN4C, I worked across different areas in education for many years, from teaching English in Spain to volunteering in China, Morocco, and Romania and managing an online teaching company for 4 years.

Resources

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Stacey Bonner

Head of Resources

I’ve worked at CN4C since 2017. As Head of Resources, I oversee HR, all of our other resources and project administration. I love baking, decorating and eating(!) cakes.

Kasha Miller

Kasha Miller

Marketing and Communications Assistant Apprentice

Before joining CN4C, in my other work in art, photography, and theatre I’ve always been able to help people get noticed and make themselves seen. I wanted to adapt these skills further and continue my learning in a marketing apprenticeship.

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Ellen Duffy-Martin

Claims and Finance Officer

Having worked with charities throughout my career, I love that I can use my skills and experience to support CN4C’s important work helping others.

Richard Huntriss

Richard Huntriss

Claims and Finance Assistant

My previous jobs prevented me from helping people with rules and regulations. I came to CN4C hoping to be a small cog in a larger wheel for helping others.

Jamie Richards

Jamie Richards

Social Enterprises and Hub Services

I have worked for CN4C for 12 years which is my first full time job after doing ICT at college, having started on a 6-month admin traineeship. Outside of CN4C I volunteer for my local football team where I’m on the committee and assistant referee for men’s and youth teams.

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Abi Tate

Receptionist

I’m here on the Kickstarter programme and prior to this, I worked in care homes both community and private ones. I completed my A-Levels in Psychology and Sociology and hope to attend university soon. I love meeting new people daily.

Jo Thomas

Jo Thomas

Administrator

I work with the Learning and Resources team and my interests are walking, yoga and the natural environment.

Better Lives

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Jake Wellings

Personal Development Coordinator

I have been in the mental health sector for the past 6 years as a coach, therapist, trainer and facilitator. My interests and the experience I bring to CN4C are skills around mind management, group facilitation and coach training and self-management and organisation. My hobbies include most things on the water and outdoors in nature, dance and martial arts and yoga.

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Elin Graham

Children and Families Manager

Having previously worked in education and the charity sector in the UK and abroad, I’m passionate about helping others to live their lives to the fullest. I’m a big believer in the healing power of nature, so whenever I can I like to get outdoors. My favourite places to be are in the sea or up a mountain with my dog Jessie.

Emma Wooderson

Emma Wooderson

Head of Service - Better Lives

When I got my first job with CN4C, I was homeless. 19 years later and I am still here proud to be able to be useful to my community and help those in need. My hobbies are wild swimming, food and dancing. I am a grandmother to two beautiful girls Lily and Isabella.

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Nicky Adair

Social Prescribing Co-ordinator

I work in North Kerrier West PCN which includes Carn-to-Coast and Praze Health Centres. I am also a HOPE Programme facilitator and Health Coaching Trainer, and maintain my health and wellbeing by throwing myself into the sea and dancing at every opportunity I can possibly get!

Hugh Appleton

Hugh Appleton

Social Prescribing Link Worker

From a life as a carpenter, I then worked with ex-prisoners, supporting them to build positive lives and healthy relationships. This led me to working with CN4C as a Social Prescriber where I continue to help others.

Simon Centofanti

Simon Centofanti

Personal Development Co-ordinator

In my role, I work closely with people to help them get past the barriers that mental ill health cause, I also run activities and workshops to promote positive change, helping people get to where they want to be. I am a Coaching Psychologist and am passionate about helping the community. I am also a Firefighter for Cornwall Fire and Rescue, and I am a passionate surfer and ultra-marathon runner.

Lucy Coates

Lucy Coates

Social Prescribing Community Development Worker

I have a degree in Public Health and have a passion for making a difference in the community to improve health and wellbeing. I am a working parent and spend my weekends with my family.

Tiffany Coates

Tiffany Coates

Community Food Worker

My enjoyment of food and travel means I have worked in ten other countries- enjoying the experience of trying different foods and cuisines- some of the influences I bring to my cooking courses at CN4C.

Jackie Ellis

Jacqueline Ellis

Health and Social Prescribing Manager

I have always worked with people, initially as a hairdresser, and for over 25 years, in inclusion, engagement and vocational training. My role in Social Prescribing is all about what matters to people, and I am privileged to be a small part of helping address health inequalities in West Cornwall.

Belinda Faulkes

Belinda Faulkes

Wellbeing and Personal Development Manager

I have worked in community organisations and learning for over 20 years. I am particularly interested in social and environmental justice, our relationship with food, the natural world and each other. I’m at my happiest sowing seeds, growing veg and listening to the birds, especially when the sun shines!

Martine Griffiths

Martine Griffiths

Community Worker

I started off as a volunteer with CN4C in 2014, and as of January 2021 I am now employed as a Family Support/Community worker. My own family has grown up utilising CN4C and what it has to offer and I love being able to give back.

Rosi Jolly

Rosi Jolly

Families Co-ordinator

I am a community artist and activity coordinator working with families and young people. I run a circus school and home educate my own children. My passions include live music, reading and swimming as well as travel when I get the opportunity.

David Kirwan

David Kirwan

Change Coach

I’m an autistic who is a parent to austistic kids. When I was younger I struggled to fit in as I always felt different and when my son was diagnosed with autism 16 years ago, that’s when the pieces finally fitted together – I knew what my difference was. Since 2001, my roles have been about helping others and supporting those who are often marginalised.

Emma Lankford

Emma Lankford

Crisis Lead

I’ve worked in Women’s Refuge and as a First Responder for the South West Ambulance Service. Academically, I was a late achiever but gained a Community, Management and Social Enterprise degree and a higher education teaching qualification. I have a passion for music, writing songs and playing my very worn acoustic guitar.

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Karen Llewellyn

Lead Community Grower

I am the Community Grower for CN4C and I run the Community allotments at Pengegon and St Austell. I also teach the Get Growing course. I have an RHS qualification and love spending time outside.

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Calum MacMillan

Community Worker

I am very interested in Community Wealth building and thinking about how this approach could benefit Cornwall. In my free time I love reading, surfing and being in nature. In my role I aim to share these passions with the people I work with at CN4C.

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Vivien Maxey

Social Prescribing Link Worker

I support patients from Carn to Coast and Praze-an-Beeble GP surgeries to become more connected with their communities. My previous experience includes working with autism and learning difficulties, and in supporting unofficial carers.

Wendy Phillips

Wendy Phillips

Social Prescribing Link Worker

I grew up in Cornwall on a family farm and have always lived and worked in Cornwall supporting people. For a couple of years, I lived onboard a 1970’s converted pilot boat in Falmouth which was a great experience that I sometimes miss.

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Kirsten Thacker

East Cornwall Community Coordinator

I’ve worked for CN4C since last summer as a Change Coach based in St Austell. Before joining CN4C I spent a couple of years as a Support Worker within Adult Health and Social Care, but spent many, many years in early years childcare and education.

Simon Truckle

Simon Truckle

Social Prescribing Link Worker

I’m Simon, I started volunteering with CN4C in September 2018 on Crisis at the Elms. I’m now a full time Social Prescriber in the Camborne, Pool and Redruth areas as part of Carn-to-Coast surgeries. I’m passionate about music and my hobby is collecting vinyl records.

Kirsty Walters

Kirsty Walters

Families Coach

I am a qualified counsellor and previously worked in childcare and residential childcare. I am passionate about making a difference especially in our community while empowering others. I am Cornish and am very proud of our beautiful county, and love where I live.

Better Off

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James Browning

Head of Service - Better Off

I oversee many of CN4C’s Learning and Employment projects, and work on the 4Work programme, supporting individuals to explore and develop their business ideas. In my spare time I love to get out and about with my camera, and to spend time with my family and dog – Mad Max!

Julie Bradley

Julie Bradley

Functional Skills Tutor

I live in Newquay and just love being near the sea. My favourite part of the job is to help people achieve their potential and goals. I love nothing more than spending my free time with my family and friends and walking with my four-legged girl Elsie (my beautiful black lab).

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Neil Colquhoun

Social Employment and Social Enterprise Co-ordinator

I’ve run some fairly large charities, a social enterprise development agency and worked as a freelance business consultant. I really enjoy bringing my experience and expertise to work with people in our communities and knowing that I played a small part in their success.

Vicky Gilbert

Vicky Gilbert

IT Tutor

I am patient and encouraging to my students as I understand it is not easy sometimes to master new skills, so we go at a pace that suits us. I have been working in libraries and education for more than twenty years and teaching is something I really enjoy. I grew up in Cornwall and love nature.

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Vicky Golland

Educational Engagement & IQA Co-ordinator

With a background in leadership and management, I entered the educational realm six years ago, and completely found my niche! I am a trained criminologist, who enjoys researching and writing reports about the reforms of the criminal justice system.

Amber Hindmarsch

Amber Hindmarch

Engagement Worker and Change Coach

I started at CN4C over a year ago and I’m really enjoying it as I’m passionate about helping others in need. I like spending my free time with family and have a daughter who loves to build towers out of Lego and push them over, going for walks and splashing in muddy puddles.

Stuart Hood

Stuart Hood

Young People Manager

I have worked in education for over thirty five years – in primary and secondary schools and now at CN4C. Throughout these years I have enjoyed a variety of sports and Cornwall’s outdoors.

Lowenna Mudge

Lowena Mudge

LSP/Community Worker

I have a passion for promoting inclusion, fighting stigmas, and ensuring that individuals are supported to achieve their goals. I am a young person’s mental health Champion and Dyslexia Advocate. I have a background in secondary education and SEN, and I am due to start my teacher training in September. Alongside the TOAST project I work for COMPASS- helping young people to find direction in their lives with social, education and employment opportunities. Outside of CN4C you will find me exploring the coast paths or wild swimming in crazily cold waters!

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Pam Sekula

Progression Co-ordinator

Trained in Advice & Guidance level 4, I provide individuals with support in overcoming barriers to enhance their employability and have many years’ experience supporting individuals and businesses across Cornwall. My spare time is spent growing organic veg, crafting and walking my Golden Retrievers.

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Rhisiart Talebot

Progression Manager

I’m responsible for the smooth running of the Positive People project and supporting people to achieve their goals. I originally trained as a primary school teacher and have experience teaching at all levels of education. I first came to CN4C on secondment in 2014, but liked it so much I asked to stay!

Mike Tresidder

Mike Tresidder

Learning Progression Co-ordinator

I’ve been delivering educational opportunities for adults and young people since 2000 and am particularly interested in access to Higher Education. My family are foster carers and we’re often called upon to advocate for the rights of looked-after children. I’m also a Kernewek (Cornish)-speaker.

Emma Williams

Emma Williams

Education and Training Manager

I have worked in a variety of education settings and the best thing about Community Education is how it supports individuals to realise they can achieve their goals. I enjoy being in nature and am studying for an MSc in Sustainability and Behaviour Change in my spare time.

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Dr Joanne Wilshaw

IT Coordinator

I’m a Psychologist with over 25 years experience in research and teaching at all levels in a variety of subjects. I’m also an animal lover and specialised in Animal Behaviour and Psychology at PhD level.
I love all sorts of arts and crafts and make lots of weird and wonderful things in my spare time.