Racheal Jones: Chief Executive Officer
Racheal Jones is the Chief Executive Officer for One Knowsley
Lindsey Martin: Operations Manager
Lindsey Martin Operations Manager for One Knowsley
Lindsey’s career encompasses both the public and voluntary sector with over 30 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation, project and programme management. Employed initially by the Department of Trade and Industry which later became part of Government Office for the North West, Lindsey’s experience and expertise centred on the management of Government and European funded business support and training programmes. Lindsey brings the skills acquired to the work of One Knowsley.
Did You Know: Lindsey enjoys walking, reading, watching films and is a keen supporter of Everton FC.
Jane Houghton: Engagement and Insight Lead
Jane Houghton is the Engagement and Insight Lead for One Knowsley
Jane has 15 years’ experience of working for organisations with a social purpose; working collaboratively to maximise resources within diverse communities to develop innovative targeted projects and initiatives, led by the communities they served. Jane has worked on government funded regeneration projects in the West Midlands and St Helens and has received awards and recognition for her partnership and engagement work.
She has also volunteered for various charities over the years with a passion for narrowing the gap in health inequalities.
Did you know: Jane is partial to a bit of wild swimming when she gets the chance and spots a nice bit of open water!
Adrian Ashton: Policy Lead
Adrian Ashton is the Policy Lead for One Knowsley
Adrian has worked across public, private, and third sectors in a range of roles that span from ‘beer mentoring’ to working with the Cabinet office on piloting new national mutual healthcare models. In addition to his work on policy and in enterprise support programmes, he is an acclaimed trainer, and possibly the only freelancer (his role with One Knowsley is not a permanent post) to have openly published an annual social impact report on himself for the last 14 years which has been feted by Social Value UK as a leading model of integrated impact reporting.
Did you know: Adrian has delivered babies with no medical support (thankfully both child and mother checked out fine after the emergency medical services arrived after the event).
Debbie Bennett: Social Prescribing Link Worker
Debbie Bennett is the Social Prescribing Link Worker for One Knowsley, working in Kirkby PCN.
Debbie has over 20 years’ experience working with children, young people and families in diverse communities. Debbie is committed to reducing Health Inequalities and is passionate about supporting communities. Debbie has worked with and supported many volunteers and has enabled local people to develop a wide range of support services in their own communities. She has worked in St Helens, Blackpool, Warrington and Sefton over the past 20 years and has experience working with many different partner agencies to support and improve the Health and Wellbeing of people.
Did you know: Debbie started running a few years ago and ran Warrington half marathon in 2016, she now enjoys running 5 and 10k races and has just joined a running club.
Paula Kearns: Social Prescribing Link Worker
Paula Kearns is the Social Prescribing Link Worker for One Knowsley, working in Kirkby PCN.
Paula is from Belfast and has lived and worked in Merseyside for the past 22 years developing and managing community projects using community development principles. Her passion and understanding of local communities and people has allowed Paula to build relationships that has resulted in the development and delivery of projects and services that empower and build strong, resilient and healthy communities.
Did you know: Paula is one of the 105 people on the portrait wall of the Everyman theatre that represents Liverpool’s men and women. Paula is proud of her portrait which will remain part of the theatres structure for 100 years!
Suzanne Wootton: Social Prescribing Link Worker
Suzanne Wootton is the Social Prescribing Link Worker working in Huyton PCN
Did you know:Suzanne’s prized possession is a pink sparkly ukulele. She attends the annual World Ukulele Day in Liverpool and joins in the giant busk of 350 fellow strummers!
Liz Mann: Heritage Engagement Officer
Liz Mann is the Heritage Engagement Officer for One Knowsley.
Liz works with community and voluntary organisations in Knowsley to help them explore their potential to provide engaging heritage activities. She facilitates a micro heritage grant project (supported by National Lottery Heritage Fund) called Knowsley Heritage Grants.
Prior to joining the One Knowsley team, Liz delivered several community heritage projects in organisations across the North West and North Wales, more recently as World Heritage Site Project Officer, Birkenhead Park, for Wirral Borough Council and Volunteering Development Coordinator Museums, for the Canal and River Trust, National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port.
Did you know: Liz has two very mischievous Jack Russells.
Gill Nolan: Macmillan Community Navigator
Gill Nolan is the Macmillan Community Navigator
Gills 30 year career encompasses a wealth of experience across both government and health sectors. After over 20 years service with Health and Safety Executive, she made a life changing decision to leave and retrain within the NHS.
Passionate about advocating everybody receives an equal high standard of care , Gill has a high level of organisational and communication skills, experience planning, developing, delivering and evaluating the Macmillan Holistic Needs Project (HNA) within primary care in Knowsley. She was highly praised for her work following a visit by Macmillans Chief Medical Officer and her team in summer 2019 that she was asked to deliver workshops at Macmillan GP Conference and Macmillan National conference in 2019 with excellent feedback
Did you know: In 2008 Gill and her family were Radio City’s ‘Family of the Station’. This involved reviewing and feeding back live on air about local attractions, days out, toys, newly released movies and even champagne! This was such a great success that the family were asked to be ambassadors and represent Radio City at events, concerts, interviews, and even interviewed Gordon Brown when he was a serving prime minister. This led to Gill being part of an ITV Tonight programme which was filmed in her back garden including her neighbours!
Tracy Sutton: Macmillan Community Navigator
Tracy Sutton is the Macmillan Community Navigator
Tracy is originally from Staffordshire and has been in Liverpool for 25 years.
Tracy has worked in secondary care, working as assistant in various roles including Physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and gynaecology and at the same time was studying for BASC in health and social care, gaining her degree in 2013. Tracy has keen interests in oncology and has worked in cancer support for the past two years and continues to do so. She also has a keen interest in mental health and has also completed her GCSE in Psychology, a diploma in CBT and most recently a level 3 certificate in Mental Health.
Did you know:Tracy loves city breaks and exploring cities and their culture both home and abroad. She also likes walking, yoga and being by the sea.