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Key Staff

Ann Kenney

Ann Kenney


I joined halow in November 2013 and have always been impressed with the impact this organisation has in supporting young people on their journey to an independent adult life. I am delighted to be working with such a dedicated team that make a difference to young people’s lives every day. I have always found halow’s empowering approach to supporting young people with learning disabilities compelling.  I encourage anyone thinking how they might get involved to contact us, come and see our work and the meet the people at the heart of everything we do – the young people themselves – inspiring, talented and always informing and shaping the services halow project and halow care offers. 

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Jason Butcher

Social Activities Co-ordinator

I've been with halow since the start of 2009 and have met some fantastic young people. The best part of my job is seeing friendships flourish within the group and watching individuals grow in confidence.

I love being in a job where I look forward to going into work. 

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Aisha Ariakutti

A Reason to Get Up Co-ordinator

I have worked for halow since February 2013. I was drawn to halow because of their aspiration to involve young people to be an active part in the development of their lives. I am extremely enthusiastic to support the Social Activities department as I feel passionate about recreational and inclusive leisure opportunities as part of a positive and meaningful lifestyle, and I feel lucky to have the chance to do this.


Graham O'Connor

Building Futures Manager

I have worked for halow since April 2016. Working for halow is fantastic, because the charity has such strong roots in helping people achieve their goals and build their futures. In 16 years working in the sector, I have previously worked as a registered manager for a national charity, a sixth form coordinator at a learning disability school, and for other local disability charities. I feel passionate about the innovative Building Futures group, and I am really proud of all of the achievements that the young people make with us.


Karen Parrant

Senior Admin Officer

I joined halow in 2012 as a Senior Admin Officer, I have vast experience in office management and professionally trained as a conveyancer so working for a charity is a first and a huge change for me. I absolutely love halow and the work we do it is such a pleasant change.  One of the things I really like about halow is everyone’s "can do" mentality and seeing the positive effect halow’s services has on our young people, especially the Building Futures groups.

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Jane Wilcox

halow care Service Assistant

I joined halow in March 2011 as a Buddy and really enjoyed working one to one with young people with a learning disability; helping them to gain confidence and independence and lead a fulfilling life. I later became the Buddy Service Assistant and in this role worked to support the delivery and administration of the Buddy Service. I am now the first point of contact for all initial enquiries at halow and discuss with parents/care managers/support workers which service(s) are most appropriate for a young person.  I also still work as a Buddy and cover support when a regular Buddy is unwell or on leave, and this for me is the most rewarding part of my job!