Jayne started her career in 2000 as a support worker in a women’s refuge supporting women and children fleeing domestic abuse. She later moved into management, leading a successful accommodation-based parent & child project in Thurrock before winning a tender to be the sole provider of parent and child accommodation and floating support services across Thurrock and Southend.

She has managed women’s refuges in Barking & Dagenham and later concentrated her work with young people aged 16-25, running foyers, homeless hostels and a YMCA, which provided support with education, employment and training as well as life skills, tenancy support and emotional support. More recently Jayne was a Practice Lead for the Pause project in Barking & Dagenham, an innovative assertive outreach programme for women.

Jayne lives with her partner in Great Notley and has 2 grown up sons.


“Over many years I have seen the positive outcomes achieved for parents and their children using practical, emotional and holistic support, to enrich lives, promote confidence and well-being”