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Meet some of the team.

All of our staff are DBS checked and have recieved training and much experience in the care sector.

If you would like to be a part of our team and either support people on a holiday or become one of
our drivers to take people to and from holidays, please email
Wendy Williams Wendy

Wendy has taught children with learning disabilities since 1960, She has been head mistress of two schools in Bedfordshire. In 1983, after having children, Wendy started running holidays in Gloucestershire expanding as she went along, and still runs a lot of the holidays herself.
Geraint has been running holidays with Wendy since 1984. He started working with people with a learning disability in the late 1970s. He is most frequently seen driving the mini bus as he is a PSV qualified driver.
Geraint Williams
Kirstine Mackay Kirstine

Kirstine started working with Options Supported Holidays over 16 years ago on our canal boat holidays. Since then she has helped on a number of holidays over the years. She has now taken over managing the office as well as helping on several holidays.
Kirk has been helping out with Options Supported Holidays for 20 years now. Kirk currently works as a Children’s Community Learning Disability Nurse, but still enjoys the occasional holiday with Options Supported Holidays.
Kirk runs the Options website and email system.
Kirk Anderson
Katy Anderson Katy

Katy joined the Options team 2013 years ago. She has over 10 years of experience supporting children and young people with learning disabilities. She has a 1st class degree in childhood studies and special needs among many other professional courses.

John has been supporting Adults with LD for over 16 years, in both residential care and day centres. He was a deputy manager of a care home but has now retired (or so he thought!) and has been working for Options for 3 years.
John Hall
Avril Nixon Avril

Avil was a librarian working in schools before she retired. She has now worked for Options for many years in both the UK and abroad. She enjoys craft, church and travelling.
Leanne joined the Options team in 2012. She has recently obtained a 1st Degree in teaching special needs and currently teaches in a special needs school. She helps with our holidays during the school holiday period.
Leanne Green
Jack Mackay Jack

Jack is Kirstine’s son and has just spent his first summer working full time for Options in 2013. He is now working at McDonalds as a manager but still helps out on the occassional holiday.
Tom first worked with Options in 2013. He has been working with people with a learning disability and other difficulties for 4 years, first in America for 6 months and then back in the UK. Tom is currently studying to be an LD nurse.
 Tom Cafferty

Jane holds a level 3 NVQ qualification in  Care.  She went on to running her own business for ten years, supporting elderly and disabled  people in their own homes, including supporting them on weekend breaks away.  Since then she has worked with adults with learning difficulties and in 2017 began working with Options. She is enthusiastic about being one of the holiday leaders.  In her spare time she enjoys folk dancing, church and crafting.

Sabine & David

 Sabine and David joined the Options team in 2015 as a couple.  Sabine has been a support worker for a national charity for more than 8 years, supporting adults with learning disabilities to enjoy life's opportunities. Improving other's lives is a 'right up my street' kind of a job.  "Respect, dignity and equality" is my motto.  David's oldest son is autistic so has first hand experience in caring for people that need support in life.
Sabine & David 
Rachel Collins Rachel

Rachel joined Options in late 2014, she has worked with both children and adults with disabilities since 2011. She currently works at the shop Boots, training to be a Healthcare Advisor. She was part of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. She was also a member of the St Johns Ambulance for 9 years. She runs a Brownie pack in her spare time.

Catrin joined the Options team in 2016 she is a qualified occupational therapist working with Children with various disabilities and adults with learning disabilities. She has worked with both children and adults with disabilities in the UK, Romania and America. 
Tegan  Tegan

Tegan joined the Options team in 2014. She previously worked for Options many years ago on the canal boats. She currently works locally as a support worker & has a brother with learning disabilities. Tegan spends her spare time looking after her 4 cats and 6 chickens!

Emma joined the Options team in 2017.  She is an energetic person and brings this into any situation. She has many years of experience of working with people of all ages and abilities, she has taught adults with learning disabilities to ride and has really enjoyed her first year working for Options.
Jez Jez

Jez joined the Options Team in 2017.  He is an active person with a positive attitude.  He is a keen photographer and many of our photos at Options are the work of Jez.  He enjoys keeping fit and has a great outlook on life.