Our Staff

Staff

Karen Bleay - Centre Manager

Having joined Beyond The Wall in May 2019 I have now have the privilege of overseeing the day-to-day running of the centre.  It's a beautiful place to work - why not pop in to our café and say hello?

I am passionate about every person feeling valued, cared about and safe; only then can they try new things with confidence and step outside of their comfort zone!

 

A qualified teacher, I taught in middle and primary schools for several years.  I set up a science education business which I ran for five years. It was during this time that I first worked with adults with disabilities and found it to be fulfilling and something I naturally took to.  In my previous role as Project Manager for The Befriending Scheme, I set up a care farm and also provided life skills training for our members. 

Phill V-Williams - Lead Project Worker

As a project worker at Beyond the Wall, I am responsible for supporting people to maintain the walled garden and develop their horticulture skills and knowledge.

I have 15 years’ experience of working in support and education environments, numerous teaching qualifications and a qualified passion for horticulture.

 

I have a dedication to inclusion and equality, and have spent much of my life involved in promoting this through my work and numerous volunteering roles.

Lisa Dennis - Support Worker

As a project worker at Beyond the Wall, I am responsible planning and leading activities such as Photography, Exploring art and lunch groups. I promote everyday life skills, and encouraging independence and diversity.

I have been working in health and social care for 7 years.  I have an NVQ3 in Health and Social Care and Supporting Teaching and Learning. 

Ann Fitch - Support Worker

As a project worker at Beyond the Wall, I am responsible for supporting people with everyday living skills, promoting independence and equality.

I have been working in the health and social care settings for the last 30+ years, during this time I have attended various training courses, I have been working at Beyond the Wall for the past 5 years supporting individual growth.

Volunteers

The following give their time and professional expertise to work with us at Beyond The Wall. If you would like to volunteer with us, click here

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Our Partners

Our work would not be possible without the support of the friends and partners who have supported us over the years.

 

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Beyond the Wall | Thornham Walled Garden | Thornham Magna | Eye | IP23 8HA