Kathy Liddell

Background: I am primarily a Mum to 4 young adults, the youngest of whom has learning disabilities and is a very active user of Yellow Submarine. I graduated from Hallam University in Communication Studies – rather a long time ago and initially worked in media advertising placing ads on TV. Not long after that my husband…

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Rhian Cadvan-Jones

Rhian has had lifelong involvement with people with learning disabilities having grown up with an older disabled sister. She is former Director for Human Resources with Ridgeway Partnership (Oxfordshire Learning Disability NHS Trust), passionate about helping organisations improve their health and effectiveness. Rhian works as management consultant in the public and voluntary sector in the UK and…

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Matthew Betts

Matthew joined Yellow Submarine in 2014. Experience:  Roles within the charity: I work in the cafe doing anything from supporting trainees, to sorting out bins… or both at once! Favourite Yellow Submarine memory: Returning to the cafe after a year to see how it has grown! Bicycle or Motorbike?: Depends where to and the weather,…

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Patricia Box

Pat joined Yellow Submarine in 2014. Roles within the charity: I work in the café. You’ll often find me on the sandwich run, supporting the trainees. Favourite Yellow Submarine memory: First visiting the café. The trainees made me feel welcome and I decided to volunteer! Classical or Easy Listening: Easy Listening every time– my favourite…

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Emily Jeffery

Experience: Before joining Yellow Submarine in 2014 Emily volunteered with a local charity KEEN and helped to co-ordinate their sport programme and activities for over 18s. Emily has a deep and passionate interest in children’s welfare and previously volunteered as a teaching assistant for a local school alongside volunteering with Yellow Submarine on a number…

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Adam Burgess

Adam joined Yellow Submarine in 2014. Experience: Before joining Yellow Submarine, Adam worked with Macintyre, designing and delivering community learning packages for young people with learning disabilities across the County. He is also trained as a Positive Behaviour Support Coach through the British Institute of Learning Disabilities. Roles within the charity: Adam is a manager within…

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Cara Pembridge

Cara joined Yellow Submarine in February 2014. Experience: Before joining the Yellow Submarine team in February 2014, Cara gained a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Health Studies from Bath Spa University, she then went on to support both adults and children with additional needs in various residential settings. She progressed to a managerial level, before…

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Kate Sankey

Kate joined Yellow Submarine in July 2014. Experience: Bachelors degree in Nutrition with Early Childhood Studies; 10 years’ experience of working with young people – including peer support, coaching and tutoring. Kate has worked within the local charity sector for the last seven years; past employment includes KEEN Oxford as their co-ordinator and Helen & Douglas…

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Anna Cheetham

Experience: Before joining Yellow Submarine in 2013, Anna managed residential care homes for adults with complex learning disablities. She studied Youth and Community Work at the Ruskin College in Oxford. Roles within the charity: Anna oversees Yellow Submarine’s Social Development projects, ensuring positive outcomes for all stakeholders. She makes sure that the staff team are well looked after…

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