The Team

Linda

Abergele Community Action Director

Linda oversees the Abergele Youth Shed and is responsible for accessing the funding for it. Linda is a founder member and Trustee of Abergele Community Action which, since 2005, has operated out of an Internet café, IT resource and community hub known as Itaca… in Hesketh House in the centre of Abergele providing free access to computers and the internet and is now home to Abergele District Foodbank and Abergele Community Money Advice.

Even though Linda is not working directly with the young people at the Shed, she is a vital part of the team as without her, nothing would have got off the ground. She has a passion for young people and wants them to have the very best opportunities and experiences in life.

Jamie

Abergele Youth Shed Manager

Hi All. My name is Jamie and I'm the manager at Abergele Youth Shed my background has been working with young and vulnerable people also I have worked with people who struggle with learning difficulties and mental health. Now at Youth shed we are looking to engage young people in social and community projects to help grow confidence and social conscience. One of the joys of youth shed is the mix personalities and characters we engage with here and look to empower those young people to be confident in who they are which in turn empowers myself and keeps me enthused with the work we do here at Abergele Youth Shed. Always looking forward to meeting new people and adding to our growing group. Thanks to all the support we have and the work done by our amazing team.

Blue

Detached Youth Work Co-ordinator

Richard (Blue) Douglas has been a youth worker for 28 years and nationally qualified since 1998. As a career youth worker Blue has experience in a variety of settings including centre based, mobile, detached, digital, international youth work and outdoor education. Blue has worked at various levels such as national conference officer for the National Federation of Detached Youth Work, Area Youth Officer within the local authority and was a part of a team building cultural bridges between Muslim and Christian young people in both Kosovo and France. Presently Blue serves as Youth Pastor for Kings Church, North Wales and Co-ordinates Detached Work for Abergele Youth Shed. Blue and Hayley Douglas have been married for 13 years with 4 children. In his spare time Blue enjoys surfing, Reading, walking, Nerf, Fortnite and generally annoying his wife…who is also a youth worker!

Sarah H

Youth Worker

Hi, my name is Sarah. Originally from just north of London I have now lived in the North West for 15 years and have settled in Chester, but don’t worry I have Welsh blood in me. I am qualified in Youth Work with a DipHE and a Ba Hons. I have a heart and passion to help young people realise they have worth and there is nothing greater than seeing them see the potential they have in themselves. I have spent the last 10 or so years working with different young people all over the country and I am so excited to now be part of the team here!


Sarah P

Sessional Youth Worker

I'm Sarah, I'm 21 and I've recently finished a degree in Youth Work and Communities in Nottingham. As part of my degree I get to meet different young people in different settings which has lead me to Abergele Youth Shed. I have volunteered working with young people since I was 16 as a young leader in my local youth group and before that I volunteered working with a youth group for under 11's. My favourite thing about working with young people is that no two days are the same. I have always loved working with young people and I am really looking forward to working alongside the young people at the Youth Shed. On top of that, I love to cook (and by that I mean I love to eat food!), walking along the beach and telling really silly jokes.

Joey G

Sessional Youth Worker

Born in London, Joey. G grew up in Nigeria, Came to England to study & did his A’ levels in London. Joey.G is passionate about music and has used his talent to fund missions and through this has had the opportunity to perform in four different continents; namely – Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin-America. Joey. G’s now based in Abergele with his wife and 2 children. Joey.G is a rapper, author, speaker and philanthropist and his hobbies are music, football, reading, walking, cooking, superheroes, and watching inspirational films. Joey.G has been involved with youth work for over 20 years at youth clubs, schools, colleges, assemblies, camps and overseas outreaches. Joey.G enjoys working at Abergele Youth Shed because the young people are amazing and it is such an exciting, creative, inspiring and lively place to be.

Helen

Sessional Youth Worker

Hi, my name is Helen. I have recently finished my degree in Childhood and Youth studies and due to start a masters degree in Youth and Community work. I started working at Abergele Youth Shed in November 2021 and I have loved getting to know the young people and seeing their confidence grow in just a short space of time is so rewarding. When I'm not at the shed I also work for Abergele Foodbank another part of Abergele Community Action. In my spare time I enjoy crafting, reading, listening to music and spending time with my family.