Our People...

Our Staff

As well our wonderful and amazing volunteers we have a superb team of dedicated, expert staff supporting them in the background and making everything tick!

Scheme Manager - Iain MacDonald

Hello! I'm proud to be the manager for Home-Start Renfrewshire and Inverclyde, and honoured to lead this great staff team. Previous  to joining here I was Senior Coordinator for two years at Home-Start Glasgow North, where I cut my teeth working with families. 5 years ago I was working in academia at the University of Glasgow. However, I eventually decided to take my head out of researching and rejoined mainstream society, working with SAMH in North Lanarkshire and then the Mental Health Foundation in Forth Valley. Both of these were peer support projects which placed great emphasis on the value of lived experience. As a service where parents support parents, Home-Start  also fits neatly into this agenda. I am passionate about Home-Start's role in sustaining and developing our local communities, particularly in field of social isolation, and encouraging preventative approaches to mental health and wellbeing. I also live in Erskine and  love a free round of golf if anyone is offering!


Lisa Carberry - Senior Coordinator (Inverclyde)




Paula Gibson - Coordinator (Renfrewshire)

Julie Goldie - Coordinator (Renfrewshire)

Mags Gibson - Coordinator (Renfrewshire)

Jane Hamilton - Coordinator (Renfrewshire)




Kerry Dickson - Coordinator (Inverclyde)

Norma Martin - Group Sessional Worker





Our Trustees

Jim McEleny - Co Chair

Innes Turner - Co Chair

Fiona Whitefield - Trustee

Mari Lee - Trustee

Geri Taylor - Trustee

Susan Burgess - Treasurer


With Thanks To Our Supporters

Bags of Help Tesco
Bank of Scotland Foundation
Childrens Aid
Glasgow Bash
Inverclyde HSCP
Invercylde Council
National Lottery Community Fund
Renfrewshire Council
Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership
The Robertson Trust