Meet the Team

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Ed FAST Support Worker / Team Leader / Youth Worker

Ed has been working for FAST since 2016 and is a full-time member of the team.

Ed is a qualified and experienced Youth Worker having previously worked for the Devon Youth Service where he has worked with various youth groups and 1:1 in different settings, including youth clubs, support in school, the community and outdoor adventure activities. He has training in Counselling and advice in Sexual Health and Contraception.

Ed walks with a stick after a motorcycle accident many years ago. This can help with empathy for children and young people with disabilities and since working for FAST has been involved in training young people for hiking the Ten Tors.

When Ed is not working, he enjoys music, films, making things, Lego and motorcycling.

Julie FAST Lead Youth Worker

Julie has worked for FAST since 2015. She has a BA Honours in Community and Youth Studies 1:1 and a Diploma of Higher Education in Youth and Community Work from Leeds University.

Julie has been working with children and adults for over 30 years in all kind of different environments and situations. Just some of these have included: classroom assistant, volunteer support worker, health education support worker, youth worker for both substance misuse and in a young women’s group, a visiting lecturer, a sessional advocate and many more.  A lot of these roles have involved many hurdles that Julie had to cross in order to be successful in her role. Some of which had included new and challenging circumstances, one of these involved her LGBT work where she worked with lots of young people when LGBT wasn’t very much accepted.

Julie has completed a wide variety of training in all aspects of life. Just a small collection of these would be: NVQ Level 3 community work skills, mobile and street work, multiple areas of sexual health, counselling skills, Level 2 & 3 Substance misuse, First Aid, Child protection, prejudice reduction, sexuality and spirituality, working with people who self-injure, practical approaches to challenging homophobia when working with young people etc.

Julie is a parent and currently works at Stokenham Primary School as a 1:1 and runs our Friday night Youth Leisure Night sessions at Quayside in conjunction with Fusion Leisure.

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