Meet the Team

Maria Roberts - Administration & Finance Office

<p>Maria Roberts</p>

Hi my name is Maria Roberts, I am the Administration & Finance Officer.  My job is to ensure operational administration of the programme and to provide financial management of the clusters budgets. I am responsible for the running of the office, assisting the Cluster Manager in providing support and gu...

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Bethan Morgan - Performance and Monitoring Officer

<p>Bethan Morgan</p>

I am Bethan Morgan and I am the Performance and Monitoring Officer for the Southern Cluster, Merthyr Tydfil.  My role is to make sure we collect the right information and data to report back to Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council and the Welsh Government.  The Southern Communities First Cluster run many ...

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Amy Jones - Inclusion Officer

<p>Amy Jones</p>

My name is Amy Jones and I am the Inclusion Officer for the Communities First Programme in the South of Merthyr Tydfil. My role is to actively engage and involve the local community into the Communities First Programme, by raising awareness of the programme locally, and actively engaging community resident...

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Bethan Evans - Family Liaison Officer

<p>Bethan Evans</p>

Afon Taf High School, Merthyr Tydfil. My job role is to work with both the pupils and the families who attend Afon Taf High School. The school had a referral system that they use to refer pupils to me. Thesw pupils have various issues which can range from poor attendance to abuse in the home. I work closel...

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Kendra Tarplee  - Family Support Worker

<p>Kendra Tarplee </p>

My name is Kendra and I am the Family Support Worker for the primary schools of the South Cluster.  My job is to support parents and children to get the most out of their school. The aim of the role is to encourage better links between the families and their schools; improving engagement of all parties. Ho...

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Ken Long - Cluster Manager

<p>Ken Long</p>

Hi my name is Ken. I’m the Cluster Manager for the Communities First programme in the South of Merthyr Tydfil. The programme is all about reducing poverty through having a balanced programme that will increase opportunities under each of the three Welsh Government strategic outcomes learning, health and pr...

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Claire Williams - Lead Officer - Learning

<p>Claire Williams</p>

Hi my name is Claire. I’m the lead officer for the ‘Learning’ theme of the Communities First programme in the South of Merthyr Tydfil. The learning theme is all about reducing poverty by helping people to gain qualifications.  We will be running lots of courses throughout the year.  If you’d like any more ...

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Hannah Mills - Lead Officer - Prosperous

<p>Hannah Mills</p>

Hi my name is Hannah. I’m the lead officer for the ‘Prosperous’ theme of the Communities First programme in the South of Merthyr Tydfil. The prosperous theme is all about reducing poverty by helping people to find employment, supporting people to use technology to improve their income and to support local ...

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Rachel Thomas - Lead Health Officer – Healthier Communities

<p>Rachel Thomas</p>

I have worked within the Communities First Programme for the last 10 years.  In my previous role as Community Development Officer I was based in Bedlinog for several years and later in Treharris.  In this time I worked with a range of community groups on several projects such as local after school clubs, p...

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