About Us - Moving On

Meet The Team

Rachel Ledwidge – Director and Founder since 1999
Psychology graduate, experienced senior residential support worker, interest in attachment and parenting, hands on director who enjoys working directly with young people.

Kirsty Masheter – Manager since 2006
Degree in Social Work Studies, experienced senior residential support worker, previously a teaching assistant working with young people with learning disabilities and for excluded students.

Michelle Walker-Support worker since 2007
NVQ2 in Health and Social Care, previous experience of working in residential children’s homes.

Teresa Neller-Support worker since 2009
Previous management experience. Keen interest in working with young people with learning disabilities and mental health issues.

Gemma Irvine-Support worker since 2015
Qualified youth worker with experience of working with disengaged young people. Previously worked in a secondary school managing disruptive behaviour. Experience of working within a youth centre

Caroline Atthill-Support worker since 2015
NVQ3 in Health and Social care. Experience of working in a residential therapeutic community. Worked as teacher/ teaching assistant in various posts specialising in learning disabilities. Interest in working with young people who demonstrate sexually harmful behaviours. Ex Army.

John Butcher-Support Worker
NVQ 3 in Health and Social Care. Has worked with young people for 16 years, experienced senior residential worker, previous local authority/Children's Services therapeutic support practitioner. Has a keen interest in working with people with ASD.

Sue Laundy-Office administrator since 2015
Varied office experience gained within fostering, education, legal and finance.


Our experienced support workers come from a variety of backgrounds. To include working within secure residential settings, residential homes, foster care, parenting projects and education.

We also have access to trained counsellors and a team of fully trained bank staff.

We have a comprehensive training package that we offer for our staff to include:

  • Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • NVQ 3 Health and Social Care (children and young people)
  • Substance (Mis)Use Awareness
  • Adolescent Emotional and Mental Health Awareness
  • Introduction to the Criminal and Youth Justice System
  • Sexually Harmful Behaviour(s) Awareness
  • Managing Challenging Young People
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Healthy Relationships and Sexual Health Awareness
  • Benefits
  • Equality and Diversity
  • HIV awareness
  • AQA assessor
  • First Aid
  • Outcomes stars
  • Child sexual exploitation
  • Restorative Practice
  • Rights and entitlements of UASC
  • Supporting victims of child trafficking

What young people are saying about Moving On…

“Moving On has helped me a lot without their help I would be finding it hard living were I am now I think this is a good project because they help u with things that can be difficult to do on your own”
CF aged 19
“The staff are always here to help me, I couldn’t really ask for much more.”
SD aged 21
“It makes me feel less alone”
SH aged 20