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MEET  THE  TEAM

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Fiona Douglas

Shed Manager

Fiona has recently joined the team as manager.  Originally from Glasgow but with many family ties to the Island as well as love for Island life, Fiona and her family moved to Lewis and haven’t looked back since! Fiona loves the sense of community and support that The Shed has and is looking at ways of developing and growing the work to reach more people in the community.  Fiona is passionate about coffee and loves nothing better than meeting people for a chat over a fresh brew, so the kettle is always on the boil and Fiona is keen to meet all of you that make The Shed the special place that it is!

Matthew MacNeil

Youth Development and Schools Worker

Matthew serves as our Youth Development and Schools Worker. He oversees all things youthwork and takes great passion in doing so. He desires that every young person he comes in contact with knows how special they are and succeeds in doing so. He also works in our secondary school throughout the week, providing a place for young people to hang and chat. Matthew loves his job, you’ll always find him with a big mug of coffee and a smile to greet you! 

Shaina Neuman

Youth and Schools Worker

Shaina recently joined our team as our Youth and Schools worker all the way from Canada! She first visited the island back in 2018 and fell in love with it, so much so that she told herself she was going to live here one day! Shaina has a real heart for young people and has a big love for travelling the world! Keep a look out for Shaina in the school over the coming months. She will be available to meet and would love to chat with you at any time.

Kirsty Arbuckle

Youth Support Worker

Kirsty has just joined the team in the position of youth support worker! She has been visiting the island every year since she was born and has just moved here from angus after spending some time in England and Cyprus. Kirsty has had a passion and desire to work with young people for the past 4 years and loves seeing them reaching their full potential. You'll find her hanging around the shed (probably munching on some mini cheddars) and she's always up for a chat.  

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Lawrence Devenney

Drop-in Support Worker

Lawrence works as our Drop-in Support worker for those who attend our adult recovery drop in. He is a familiar friendly face for all those who attend The Well. He knows first-hand the benefits of recovery support and uses his experience to help others along the way. Laurence is a man with a heart to reach out to those around him. He is such an asset to our team, we would be lost without him! 

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Sandra Green

Little Stars Volunteer Leader

Sandra is the lead volunteer at Little Stars, she has worked supporting children and their families all her professional life and is pleased to continue in volunteer capacity at something she is passionate about.

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Christiane Davies

The Ark Volunteer Leader

Christiane is a relationship counsellor that came on board as a volunteer to start up the Ark drop-in in 2017. Together with a small team of dedicated women who all bring vital expertise regarding addiction issues, she is committed to providing a safe and supportive space for women in recovery. It is her heart to see these women grow in confidence, feeling respected, included, and connected again within the community.