The staff at Interplay
She is actually Phillippa, but known as Pip to most people, apart from her mother. Pip understands how important it is to get the right support throughout a young person’s journey from Childhood to adulthood. Due to her experience of working within adult services she feels the only way to achieve this is through having a joined-up and transparent transitions service. She has previously worked for Mencap Cymru as a Participation officer in Swansea and in many other learning disabilities supported projects in England. Pip likes art and craft , listening to a wide variety of music, reading, being outdoors, indoor climbing, playing computer games and having FUN.
contact me by e-mail at pip @ interplay.org.uk or on 07436580371
Racheal – Transition Worker
This is Racheal, known as Rae. She is a transition worker for the ‘Enabled’ project. Racheal has been visually impaired since she was born. She has been working in youth work on and off since she was fifteen. Racheal is passionate about campaigning for equality for all. She studied creative writing at university and enjoys reading, listening to music, rock-climbing and taking part in dramatic performances.
contact me by e-mail at rae @ interplay.org.uk or on 0743658074
Tom Jenkins – Transitions Worker
Tom started with the project as a volunteer then became a Transition Assistant and has worked his way up to his present post. He has worked with young people for over 8 years in varying roles and organisations, such as an Activity Assistant on Interplay’s Activity Schemes, as a SWAT Specialist additional needs support) worker and after school projects, also MixTup, Play Right, and one to one work though the Shaw Trust while also being a lifeguard. He also currently teaches Outdoor Learning at a Local Primary School.
In his spare time Tom loves to go rock climbing, kayaking, basically any type of outdoor sports. He also enjoys learning circus skills such as stilt walking, fire eating, fire breathing and fire staff, and recently started to learn Acro-balance skills.
For all you gaming fans out there Tom is a massive gamer - his favorite console to play is the Xbox thanks to it’s wide selection of games, but is unsure which way to go next.
Contact him email tom @ interplay.org.uk or call 07436580373
Dai Power – Transition Worker
Dai has worked with young people and adults with learning and physical disabilities for nearly 30 years in Supported Employment, Advocacy and as a volunteer at Circus Eruption - the UK's first integrated youth circus.
Dai is a qualified adult education teacher and in his spare time enjoys photography, fixing computers, the occasional bit of fire juggling, DIY, watching rugby and playing reggae quite loudly. He used to have hair until he started working at Interplay.
Contact him on email dai @ interplay.org.uk or call/text him on 07436580374
Angel – Transition Worker
Angel started in the project as a Transition Assistant and was promoted to Transition Worker in October 2016.
She has been involved with Circus Eruption, a local integrated youth circus, for over 9 years and can perform a variety of skills, including knife throwing. She’s always looking for a new challenge and her biggest achievement was learning to skip fire double dutch.
She loves animals and currently assesses dogs for Greyhound Rescue Wales and also dances for Samba Tawe.
contact Angel by e-mail on angel @ interplay.org.uk or call on 07436580375
Jack Jenkins – Transition Assistant
Jack's role as a transition assistant means you will see him at the drop in sessions every week as well as other activity days and events.
Jack is a recent performing arts graduate and his spare time is mostly occupied listening to Disneys classic 'Frozen', making
cheese and playing the tuba.
Contact him by email: jack @ interplay.org.uk