Who's Who

At Donnington Doorstep we keep our doors open thanks to the hard work, enthusiasm and creativity of our staff and volunteers. In keeping with our family-friendly ethos, most of our staff work part-time to fit around their other commitments and are flexible to ensure support is always on hand at Doorstep. You can get in touch with any of us via our general email address and phone number.

In our offices upstairs:

Beth Knighton is our Charity Director, always on the look-out for new partnerships and funding opportunities, while Rita Barrow, Finance Manager, takes cares of our finances and the smooth running of the organisation.

Over in the Youth Space:

Aziza Shafique is our Youth Leader, with Youth Workers Joanne and Emily. Our Step Out project is managed by Nicola Holmes-Brown along with specialist project workers.

Downstairs family Drop-In:

Our Family Support Facilitator is Sophie Jordan, supported by talented play assistants and Tasneem Hussain as our cook, with others providing sessional support. Aziza Shafique is our Family support worker and Domestic Abuse Champion.

In Doorstep Kitchen:

Our Monday and Wednesday cafe is run by Tasneem Hussain.


Dillyana Karadzhova is the Acting Pre-School Manager, with a team of Haleema and Rikkie, along with other sessional staff.

And across the organisation we benefit from a wonderful group of volunteers, currently including

Ann, Judy, Saiida, Lissy and our Board of Trustees

There is always laughter, happiness and mischief, there are things you would not expect, there are opportunities, there is grown up conversation, there are people to hold your little ones whilst you play with your older ones, there is mess and buttering, learning and exploring, riding and reading.

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What's on this week - 10th Dec 2018

  • Drop in and play

    Mon@ 10am //info

  • Drop in and play

    Wed @10am //info

  • Lunch at Doorstep

    Wed @12pm //info

  • Neonatal Support

    Mon @10.30am //info

  • Youth Drop-In

    Tues, Weds, Thurs @5.30pm //info

  • Pre-School

    Mon - Fri @9-3pm //info

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