Meet Our Staff

PETER BAZELEY

Peter Bazeley

ILEAP CEO
Hi, my name is Peter and I worked with Parents and Professionals to help to set up the ILEAP Charity, back in 2000. I have the privilege of managing all the work behind the scenes making sure everything runs according to plan and that we have enough great staff, volunteers and funds to deliver safe, affordable and user-led activities. 
 My passion is to encourage and support our members, staff and volunteers so that they can reach their full potential, having as much fun as possible along the way! 
 Hope to see you at one of our sessions soon!
HAYLEY BAZELEY

Hayley 

Staff
Hi, I’m Hayley. I really enjoy the social aspects ILEAP provides for the members, watching friendships being built and people becoming more confident and more independent.
CHARLOTTE BROOKES

Charlie B

Staff
Hi i'm Charlotte AKA Charlie B. I was a Teaching Assistant at Welcombe Hills School in Stratford and now I am a Teacher at another Special School. I have worked at ILEAP since 2012 and I love it!
favorite• Hobbies: Sport, Drama and singing • Favourite Film: The Vow, Safe Haven, Ace Ventura • Favourite Sport: Speedway, squash and netball • Favourite Comedian: Lee Evans and Alan Carr • Favourite Holiday Destination: Cyprus • Favourite Food: Indian • Favourite Music: Beyonce, Westlife, Jessie J • Favourite TV programme: Eastenders, X Factor, Friends
VANESSA CLARKE

Vanessa 

Staff
Hi, my name is Vanessa, I have been working for ILEAP since 2014. I enjoy it because it makes me happy! The members and parents are so wonderful and friendly. Although I have another full time job as a school business manager; I could never step away from ILEAP. I feel invested in the members’ lives and I have enjoyed seeing them grow over the years. Plus, we have SO much fun! My husband often shakes his head, laughing when I say I’m going to ‘work’ bowling, to an attraction, or swimming. In my spare time, I enjoy reading a good book, swimming, cooking and visiting new places! I have 2 cats and 2 guinea pigs, and given half a chance I’d adopt enough animals to open a zoo!!
Steve Dade

Steve 

Staff
Hi, I’m Steve and I’ve worked at ILEAP for last 2 years and I love it. It’s a brilliant experience having fun with the ILEAP members and staff doing so many different activities. I also work at Roundoak School and support service as a TA. My hobbies include any sport especially football (cov city fan), boxing and speedway. Hopefully see you at ILEAP soon.
Tom Eastham

Tom E

Staff
Hi I’m Tom and I have been working with ILEAP since March 2011. I get involved in many of the activities including Saturday Club, pub and meal nights and a number of the adventure weekends and days out to local attractions. ILEAP is always great fun and it is great for people to meet up with old and new friends.
favorite_border• Hobbies: Tennis, Skiing & trying anything new and adventurous. • Favourite Film: The Bourne series / Anything with James Bond in the title • Favourite Sport: Tennis & Skiing • Favourite Holiday Destination: South of France Dream Holiday Destination South America to walk the Inca Trail and see Machu Picchu • Favourite Food: Anything French • Favourite Music: Anything you can try and sing too! • Favourite TV programme: Top Gear
Tom Duxbury

Tom D

Staff
Hi, my name is Tom, I have been working for ILEAP since 2009 I enjoy it because I like sharing great opportunities with our members and creating fun memories!
Carla Elliott

Carla 

Staff
Hi, my name is Carla. I have been working at ILEAP since 2012, and I LOVE it! I do regular sessions including; bowling, Saturday Club, the Big Chill and Meals Out.
favorite• Hobbies: Swimming, Shopping • Favourite Film: Pearl Harbour • Favourite Comedian: Russell Howard • Favourite Holiday Destination: Spain!! • Favourite Food: My Nan's Roast dinner • Favourite TV programme: Misfits
Louise Hayball

Louise 

Staff
Hi, my name is Louise, I have been working for ILEAP since 2012. I enjoy it because the activities are fun and it's great to see the members enjoying themselves with their friends.
In my spare time I love travelling, cooking or baking and spending time with my friends and family.
Nicola

Nicola

Staff
I started ILEAP in 2012 when my daughter was still a baby. I'm originally from Leeds and have lived in Warwickshire for about 14 years. I have a very silly sense of humour so anything slapstick will raise a laugh from me. I love teaching dance and keep fit at ILEAP and also singing at the karaoke session.
favorite• Favourite Hobbies; sewing, reading, exercise and baking. • Favourite Sport; dodgeball • Favourite Film; Nightmare before Christmas. • Favourite Comedian; Micky Flannigan. • Favourite Music; I'm very eclectic, but I do enjoy R.E.M., Foo Fighters and Nora Jones. • Favourite TV Show; ridiculousness. • Favourite holiday; Florida
Shiv O Sullivan

Siobhan

Staff
Hello! I’m Siobhan, or Shiv as a lot of people know me as. I am a youth worker for ILEAP since 2009. I look forward to meeting you at one of the sessions!!
favorite• Hobbies: Playing the clarinet, singing, going on hikes. • Favourite Film: Aladdin • Favourite Sport: Swimming • Favourite Comedian: Ross Nobel • Favourite Holiday Destination: Italy or Ireland • Favourite Food: Indian • Favourite Music: Blink 182, 30 seconds to Mars, Queens of the Stoneage, Zebrahead • Favourite TV programme: Xfactor
Paul Ireland

Paul 

Staff
Hi, I'm Paul. I started working for ILEAP 2002. I'm just silly old down to earth me. Claim to fame - I have no belly button, so the members are right when they call me Paul the alien.
favorite_border• Favourite Sport: Most sports, Tennis, Football and Athletics. • Favourite Comedian: Michael McIntyre and Nina Conti. • Favourite Film: Sci Films Arrival, The Martian. • Favourite Hobby: Cinema, cycling, walking, easy listening music Amy Macdonald, ELO and The Eagles. • Favourite TV: Eastenders, Happy Valley, Missing, Broken, Fearless and Fawlty Towers. • Favourite Holiday: Jersey
Charlie Howdle

Charlie C

Staff
Hi, my name is Charlie C I have been working for ILEAP since 2006 I enjoy it because we have a great range of activities and all the staff and members are friendly making the sessions great fun!
Matt Neale

Matt 

Staff
My name is Matt I have been working with ILEAP since 2016, but I was a volunteer back in 2011, I enjoy working with ILEAP because we do great activities with both staff and members, which makes me happy.
Amanda Onions

Amanda 

Staff
Hi I'm Amanda, I started in 2011. I enjoy all ILEAP activities as all the members are so lovely and friendly (staff aren't too bad either!) In summer I do enjoy the canal trip. Hobbies: I enjoy dancing and watching movies.
favorite• Favourite Film: Grown Ups • Favourite food: avocado ,especially on toast! • Favourite TV: I am a big Corrie fan and Catfish is my guilty secret. • Favourite holiday: has been to Las Vegas • Favourite Comedian: I love a lot of comedians but guess Miranda is my favourite!
Jan Peacock

Janet

Staff
Hi I'm Jan I started Ileap in 2011 and I am the eldest member of staff being 70 in February 2018 and there is 50 years difference between me and the youngest member of staff but all the other staff and members make me feel 30 years younger!!! I am from a huge family, 15 siblings so feel so at home at sessions like Saturday Club. I love my job and wish ILEAP had been around 40 years ago.
favorite• Hobbies: Badminton/walking • Favourite Sport: Tennis. • Favourite Film The Bodyguard. • Favourite Comedian: Peter Kay. • Favourite Music: Tamla Motown. • Favourite TV Documentaries. • Favourite Holiday China.
Charlie P

Charlie P

Staff
Hi, my name is Charlie P, I have been working for ILEAP since February 2018. Knowing that I’m supporting individuals fulfil their hobbies and interests, makes me feel I’m making a difference, which inspires me to go the extra mile. I have a MASSIVE obsession with my cockapoo dog called Alfie and you’ll most probably get bored of seeing the 100s of pictures I have of him. I apologise in advance! Look forward to enjoying sessions with you all!
Greg Porter

Greg P

Staff
Hi, I’m Greg, I think I’m now the youngest member of staff at ILEAP!) I joined as a staff member this summer 2017, but have volunteered in Stratford on Thursday nights for 3 years now. I really enjoy meeting new people and interacting with them through all the amazing activities ILEAP have to offer!
favorite_border• Hobbies: When I’m not at school I like playing sport, and also enjoy walking. • Favourite film: Forrest Gump or The History Boys • Favourite TV: Match of the Day • Favourite food: Bacon or fish n chips • Favourite holiday: Italy • Favourite comedian: Jack Whitehall • Favourite sport: Football
Fliss Onens

Fliss 

Staff
Hi my name is Fliss, I have been working for ILEAP since 2005. I enjoy seeing the members progress, gain independence and grow as individuals.
Natalie Taylor

Natalie T

Staff
Hi my name is Nat I Love my job at ILEAP, I started in 2003 and I've met so many wonderful people, both members and staff. ILEAP is amazing, it brings everyone together for fun, friendship and great memories.
Joe Taylor

Joe T

Staff
Hi my name is Joe It is the members that make it a great place to be. The enjoyment never stops and it's so enjoyable to be a part of it.
Kimberley Tipper

Kim T

Staff
Hi my name is Kim I have been working for ILEAP for since 2010. I enjoy it because I love the fun and laughter each session and each member brings.
Niamh O’Sullivan

Niamh  

Staff
Hi my names Niamh, I started working for ILEAP in 2018. ILEAP’s members are extremely welcoming and make every session a great place to be. I am currently studying Paediatric Nursing at university. In my spare time I enjoy socialising with friends and watching films.
Jordan

Jordan

Staff
Hi, My name is Jordan. I am 18 years old (2018) and must be one of the younger people working for ILEAP. I also work as a teaching assistant. I have been working with ILEAP since 2015, and as a student Volunteer previously. ILEAP is a great Charity to work with, as they provide outstanding activities for people with Additional Needs. I have spent all my time in ILEAP’s drama projects, such as Tuesday drama sessions in Leamington and SpOt Drama on Thursdays. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy going for long walks and drives (as you can tell by my picture, I love cars!) Beside all of this, I also enjoy writing a blog about life on the autism spectrum, where I recently got to make a film about autism in schools called ‘Autism Voices’. Check me out at
MARION WOOD

Marion

Staff
Hi, it’s Mazza, M-Dawg, Mad Marion or Debs here. Just a few of the nicknames I have acquired since 2010 when I started working with ILEAP. I am really enjoying my work with this wonderful Charity. The staff are fabulous and I have met so many lovely members who make the sessions so enjoyable and fun. I also work at Round Oak School and at a local pub every now and then.
favorite• Hobbies: Not much time but enjoy walking with my dogs, swimming and outdoor activities • Favourite Film: Sound of Music, Green Mile • Favourite Sport: Like to watch a lot • Favourite Comedian: Anyone who makes me laugh • Favourite Holiday Destination: Spain • Favourite Food: Will try most things • Favourite Music: 60’s 70’s 80’s mostly • Favourite TV programme: Only Fools and Horses
Harry

Harry

Staff
Hi my name is Harry I’ve been working for ILEAP on and off since 2013 and it’s without doubt the most rewarding job I’ve ever had. Every session brings with it new fun and games with a very close group of friends, I couldn’t recommend joining the ILEAP family more!