Lynsey Collinson

Lynsey Collinson

Chief Executive

 
Naomi Watkins-Ligudzinska

Naomi Watkins-Ligudzinska

Operations Manager

About Lynsey
I have worked for developmentplus since October 2006, initially as the Administrator for the St Giles Neighbourhood Team and then, following 9 months of maternity leave, as a Development Worker across the City.

In November 2015, I was made General Manager of developmentplus following the departure of our CEO Jeanne Bain who co-founded the organisation 18 years ago.  I was extremely proud to be offered the position and will strive to take the organisation on to the next phase of its journey with passion and enthusiasm.

My time out of work is primarily spent with my family, either at home or on days out. I also have a passion for reading.

About Naomi

Naomi is one of the UK’s leading Domestic Abuse consultants, as featured by BBC and commissioned by Lincolnshire County Council, Bristol City Council and University of Lincoln.

Naomi has worked in the field of Emotional Wellbeing, Healthy Relationships and Domestic Abuse for 10 years. She is a CAADA trained IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advisor) working with high risk cases, at risk of homicide. She has chaired MARAC (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences) and worked closely with the CPS (Crown Prosecution Services). She has been trained in Emotional Wellbeing by the NSPCC and ChildLine and worked with them for 8 years.

She has worked with young people from the ages of 0-25years and adults in varying capacities. She has been a nursery worker, deputy manager in a nursery, project worker, support worker, housing officer, drug and alcohol worker, counsellor, domestic abuse worker, ChildLine counsellor and supervisor. She has strong expertise in working with young people and adults, she has had specialist training in Emotional Wellbeing and Healthy Relationships from the NSPCC.

She is a qualified counsellor and has worked with those affected by domestic abuse, low emotional wellbeing, stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem and confidence.

Naomi is the co-founder and owner of NW Counselling Hub, a counselling agency she set up to meet the needs of the people of Lincolnshire. She joins us at developmentplus to help us to grow and share her expertise.

In her spare time Naomi likes to spend time with her husband Michal and their dog Ellie at their holiday home in Ingoldmells. She is also currently learning Polish!

Rachel Bethell

Rachel Bethell

Project Worker

Kate Edgar

Kate Edgar

Development Worker

 
About Rachel
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About Kate
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Elodie Mason

Elodie Mason

Administrator

 
Clare Bryan

Clare Bryan

Lead Development Worker

About Elodie
Having studied A levels in Brighton, I set off to do a semester in International Music Management at university in the Netherlands before returning to Market Rasen to undertake my level 2 apprenticeship in Business Administration at CLIP. Not content with only seeing that much, I set back off again to Manchester to study my level 3 apprenticeship in technical theatre.

Back home again to Lincoln, since July 2018, I find myself administrating for Developmentplus, looking after our online presence and organising the health and well-being courses, a role that runs in the family.

About Clare
I have managed and delivered community development programmes in Lincolnshire and Bedfordshire for the last 15 years working with children, young people and their families. Prior to that I ran exhibition and education programmes in museum and galleries around the country  specialising in contemporary craft as I trained as a textile designer. My claim to fame is that I made the gloves for the film Titanic.

My project experience has included working with young people at risk of exclusion from school, with prisoners, prison staff and families, LAC young people, running mentoring programmes and employability workshops.

I am a mentor as part of the business mentoring group at Priory Lincoln school and run my own courses for adults in wellbeing through journaling. I also run a regular class for home schooled children in practical science and design activities.  

I have two children, one who is teaching the other still a student so can now spend more time outdoors in my garden and I have a bit of a thing for bushcraft and cooking on open fires.  

Stuart Couling

Stuart Couling

Development Worker

Ian Enright

Ian Enright

Development Worker

About Stuart
I spent 18 years presenting on radio stations including Heart and Lincs FM.  I decided to have a career change and wanted to give something back, so in 2006 I started to do some youth work at Sleaford Youth Centre which I did for a year one evening a week.  I then went on to work in supported housing projects, starting at LEAP then Sleaford Foyer.  I supported homeless young people in to work, training and education.  I’ve also worked in Tenancy Support in Boston and 6 years for Barnardo’s including Talent Match, matching people up with opportunities that suited them including work, training and volunteering.  I’m now proudly working for Better Together at Development Plus helping people improve their mental health by offering one to one mentoring and opportunities to try out some training and therapeutic horticulture.
About Ian

Hi, my name’s Ian and I’m really looking forward to working with people in the Sincil Bank Area within the Steps Programme for the next year. My background is in work with children and families over the last 25 years and I trained as a life coach in 2015. I’m fascinated by people’s stories and ways in which we all make our way through life’s different seasons using our experience, values, resourcefulness, courage and friendships to live it to the full and to enjoy ourselves along the way.

When I’m not at work I’m to be found in various community group settings playing traditional music; singing or dancing at a Barn Dance/Ceilidh. I also love my bike and being out and about in the glorious Lincolnshire Countryside.

 

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