The CATCH Team

CATCH Scotland has over 60 members of staff made up of managers, care workers, vocational trainers, psychology graduates, social care students and ex-residential staff.

Eddie Gallacher

CEO

Eddie began his career in the 90’s in residential care, working in various settings from intensive support to generic day services, eventually reaching management level.  Eddie also managed a school for young people who struggled with mainstream education, which resulted in the chance to start a housing support project from scratch. Subsequently the opportunity arose to start up his own venture and he is still very much enjoying the CATCH journey.

Carol Russell

Social Work Manager

Carol has spent almost 30 years working in social care, initially with adults with learning disabilities. Qualified in social work in 1997, she has since worked with young people with complex social, emotional and behavioural needs. Carol has extensive experience of working in a range of care settings including generic residential settings and close support units, intensive fostering, outreach behaviour support in mainstream schools and latterly in intensive throughcare services.

Jenny Young

Director

Jenny has over 13-years’ experience of working in corporate business, leading and managing teams to drive new brands and businesses forward.  She relocated to Scotland in 2014, joining CATCH in November 2015 and has since thrived and loved every minute of her experience.   She drives the CATCH business forward, bringing in new systems, processes and innovative ways of working.

Angie Glen

Community Manager

Angie’s career has covered many aspects of the care spectrum.  Working initially with Renfrewshire Council in 1994 as a home care worker in the community, she then moved on to gaining experience in providing support for elderly adults in residential settings before finally moving into the field of childcare support.  Angie joined CATCH in 2013 and has never looked back.  She has the most incredible relationships with the young people on the project and is always there for them even when they have left their placement with CATCH Scotland.

Mary McGoldrick

Director / Social Work Consultant

Mary is one of CATCH Scotland’s most experienced employees and has enjoyed many years working in social services.  Mary began her career as a student nursery nurse and went on to manage nurseries for 16 years. She then moved into residential child care managing children’s units.  Mary also spent time working in Glasgow as a senior training officer, before moving on to manage Renfrewshire’s Through care Service and came to CATCH just six years ago.

Dr. Jack Tollan

Director/Consultant Psychologist

Jack has been involved with CATCH Scotland since its inception, being involved in its implementation, development and evaluation as well as providing staff training, supervision and support. He is a Chartered Psychologist, Registered European Psychologist and Chartered Scientist, with expertise in Educational and Organisational Psychology and Human Resource Management. 

 

Jack also is an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, with a particular interest in staff selection, training, appraisal and support. In addition, he is a trained teacher, residential social worker and community worker, having worked in a range of day, community and residential settings, latterly as a school principal, as well as lecturing in a variety of teacher training colleges and university settings. He also has gained considerable national and international experience of offering consultancy to organisations and individuals confronting the stress of coping with increasingly rapid change and promoting both personal and organisational resilience.  He also has a strong background of conducting research at local, national and international levels, and as such is well qualified and experienced to fulfil this consultancy role.

Jackie Hamilton

Consultant

Jackie started her career in Social Care in 1990 as a Residential Officer in a Children’s Unit with a Local Authority.  She progressed quickly and ran her own unit for 7 yrs.  Jackie made it her mission to ensure that each young person had a positive experience and a settled environment to live in.  Jackie moved onto a community project as a community manager, working intensively with Children & Families to prevent young people being taken into care.  In 2014 she came to CATCH, and now is a crucial part of the organisation thoroughly enjoying the challenge.

Donna Gillespie

Mental Health Consultant

Donna is a registered mental health nurse with 35 years’ experience of working within the National Health Service in a variety of Adult Mental Health settings, before specializing in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. She brings extensive experience and qualifications as a Nurse Therapist to CATCH Scotland.

 

Donna plays a significant part in CATCH, primarily with training the staff team and equipping them with the necessary skills and safe spaces to deal with the complexity of the support provided for the young people at CATCH.  She also works with the multi-agency planning teams and liaises with the various Mental Health Services to ensure care plans are carried out to meet the needs of the young people.

The CATCH Team

CATCH Scotland has over 60 members of staff made up of managers, care workers, vocational trainers, psychology graduates, social care students and ex-residential staff.

Eddie Gallacher

CEO

Eddie began his career in the 90’s in residential care, working in various settings from intensive support to generic day services, eventually reaching management level.  Eddie also managed a school for young people who struggled with mainstream education, which resulted in the chance to start a housing support project from scratch. Subsequently the opportunity arose to start up his own venture and he is still very much enjoying the CATCH journey.

Carol Russell

Social Work Manager

Carol has spent almost 30 years working in social care, initially with adults with learning disabilities. Qualified in social work in 1997, she has since worked with young people with complex social, emotional and behavioural needs. Carol has extensive experience of working in a range of care settings including generic residential settings and close support units, intensive fostering, outreach behaviour support in mainstream schools and latterly in intensive throughcare services.

Jenny Young

Director

Jenny has over 13-years’ experience of working in corporate business, leading and managing teams to drive new brands and businesses forward.  She relocated to Scotland in 2014, joining CATCH in November 2015 and has since thrived and loved every minute of her experience.   She drives the CATCH business forward, bringing in new systems, processes and innovative ways of working.

Angie Glen

Community Manager

Angie’s career has covered many aspects of the care spectrum.  Working initially with Renfrewshire Council in 1994 as a home care worker in the community, she then moved on to gaining experience in providing support for elderly adults in residential settings before finally moving into the field of childcare support.  Angie joined CATCH in 2013 and has never looked back.  She has the most incredible relationships with the young people on the project and is always there for them even when they have left their placement with CATCH Scotland.

Mary McGoldrick

Director / Social Work Consultant

Mary is one of CATCH Scotland’s most experienced employees and has enjoyed many years working in social services.  Mary began her career as a student nursery nurse and went on to manage nurseries for 16 years. She then moved into residential child care managing children’s units.  Mary also spent time working in Glasgow as a senior training officer, before moving on to manage Renfrewshire’s Through care Service and came to CATCH just six years ago.

Dr. Jack Tollan

Director/Consultant Psychologist

Jack has been involved with CATCH Scotland since its inception, being involved in its implementation, development and evaluation as well as providing staff training, supervision and support. He is a Chartered Psychologist, Registered European Psychologist and Chartered Scientist, with expertise in Educational and Organisational Psychology and Human Resource Management. 

 

Jack also is an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, with a particular interest in staff selection, training, appraisal and support. In addition, he is a trained teacher, residential social worker and community worker, having worked in a range of day, community and residential settings, latterly as a school principal, as well as lecturing in a variety of teacher training colleges and university settings. He also has gained considerable national and international experience of offering consultancy to organisations and individuals confronting the stress of coping with increasingly rapid change and promoting both personal and organisational resilience.  He also has a strong background of conducting research at local, national and international levels, and as such is well qualified and experienced to fulfil this consultancy role.

Jackie Hamilton

Consultant

Jackie started her career in Social Care in 1990 as a Residential Officer in a Children’s Unit with a Local Authority.  She progressed quickly and ran her own unit for 7 yrs.  Jackie made it her mission to ensure that each young person had a positive experience and a settled environment to live in.  Jackie moved onto a community project as a community manager, working intensively with Children & Families to prevent young people being taken into care.  In 2014 she came to CATCH, and now is a crucial part of the organisation thoroughly enjoying the challenge.

Donna Gillespie

Mental Health Consultant

Donna is a registered mental health nurse with 35 years’ experience of working within the National Health Service in a variety of Adult Mental Health settings, before specializing in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. She brings extensive experience and qualifications as a Nurse Therapist to CATCH Scotland.

 

Donna plays a significant part in CATCH, primarily with training the staff team and equipping them with the necessary skills and safe spaces to deal with the complexity of the support provided for the young people at CATCH.  She also works with the multi-agency planning teams and liaises with the various Mental Health Services to ensure care plans are carried out to meet the needs of the young people.

Staff are split into three key groups:

Community Staff

 

  • A team of over eight staff provide Mentoring support for young adult’s and housing support staff between the hours of 3-11pm.

  • They ensure standards are being met in all tenancies and offer additional support to staff and young adults should they need it

  • They also provide an on-call 24-hour service in case of crisis

Housing Support Staff

 

  • Housing support staff are key to developing a young adult’s ability to manage a tenancy, They help build a range of everyday life skills that they will keep forever, covering budgeting, practical housing chores, facilitating family relationships and so much more
  • They are there to listen and provide choices for the young adult to help guide them through problems that arise in their lives and find solutions that work for them.
Training Staff

 

  • We have a variety of trainers from all industries that offer young adults a future in a vocational area they have chosen. Some examples of which are hairdressers, mechanics, construction workers, chefs, administrators and gardeners
  • They teach at a pace that is appropriate for the young adult and have a lot of fun along the way in providing all-important routines and purpose.

Eddie Gallacher

CEO

Eddie began his career in the 90’s in residential care, working in various settings from intensive support to generic day services, eventually reaching management level.  Eddie also managed a school for young people who struggled with mainstream education, which resulted in the chance to start a housing support project from scratch. Subsequently the opportunity arose to start up his own venture and he is still very much enjoying the CATCH journey.

Carol has spent almost 30 years working in social care, initially with adults with learning disabilities. Qualified in social work in 1997, she has since worked with young people with complex social, emotional and behavioural needs. Carol has extensive experience of working in a range of care settings including generic residential settings and close support units, intensive fostering, outreach behaviour support in mainstream schools and latterly in intensive throughcare services.

Carol Russell

Social Work Manager

Jenny Young

Director

Jenny has over 13-years’ experience of working in corporate business, leading and managing teams to drive new brands and businesses forward.  She relocated to Scotland in 2014, joining CATCH in November 2015 and has since thrived and loved every minute of her experience.   She drives the CATCH business forward, bringing in new systems, processes and innovative ways of working.

Angie’s career has covered many aspects of the care spectrum.  Working initially with Renfrewshire Council in 1994 as a home care worker in the community, she then moved on to gaining experience in providing support for elderly adults in residential settings before finally moving into the field of childcare support.  Angie joined CATCH in 2013 and has never looked back.  She has the most incredible relationships with the young people on the project and is always there for them even when they have left their placement with CATCH Scotland.

Angie Glen

Community Manager

Mary McGoldrick

Director / Social Work Consultant

Mary is one of CATCH Scotland’s most experienced employees and has enjoyed many years working in social services.  Mary began her career as a student nursery nurse and went on to manage nurseries for 16 years. She then moved into residential child care managing children’s units.  Mary also spent time working in Glasgow as a senior training officer, before moving on to manage Renfrewshire’s Through care Service and came to CATCH just six years ago.

Jack has been involved with CATCH Scotland since its inception, being involved in its implementation, development and evaluation as well as providing staff training, supervision and support. He is a Chartered Psychologist, Registered European Psychologist and Chartered Scientist, with expertise in Educational and Organisational Psychology and Human Resource Management. 

 

Jack also is an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, with a particular interest in staff selection, training, appraisal and support. In addition, he is a trained teacher, residential social worker and community worker, having worked in a range of day, community and residential settings, latterly as a school principal, as well as lecturing in a variety of teacher training colleges and university settings. He also has gained considerable national and international experience of offering consultancy to organisations and individuals confronting the stress of coping with increasingly rapid change and promoting both personal and organisational resilience.  He also has a strong background of conducting research at local, national and international levels, and as such is well qualified and experienced to fulfil this consultancy role.

Dr. Jack Tollan

Director/Consultant Psychologist

Jackie Hamilton

Consultant

Jackie started her career in Social Care in 1990 as a Residential Officer in a Children’s Unit with a Local Authority.  She progressed quickly and ran her own unit for 7 yrs.  Jackie made it her mission to ensure that each young person had a positive experience and a settled environment to live in.  Jackie moved onto a community project as a community manager, working intensively with Children & Families to prevent young people being taken into care.  In 2014 she came to CATCH, and now is a crucial part of the organisation thoroughly enjoying the challenge.

Donna is a registered mental health nurse with 35 years’ experience of working within the National Health Service in a variety of Adult Mental Health settings, before specializing in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. She brings extensive experience and qualifications as a Nurse Therapist to CATCH Scotland.

 

Donna plays a significant part in CATCH, primarily with training the staff team and equipping them with the necessary skills and safe spaces to deal with the complexity of the support provided for the young people at CATCH.  She also works with the multi-agency planning teams and liaises with the various Mental Health Services to ensure care plans are carried out to meet the needs of the young people.

Donna Gillespie

Mental Health Consultant

Staff are split into three key groups:

Community Staff

 

  • A team of over eight staff provide Mentoring support for young adult’s and housing support staff between the hours of 3-11pm.

  • They ensure standards are being met in all tenancies and offer additional support to staff and young adults should they need it

  • They also provide an on-call 24-hour service in case of crisis

 

Housing Support Staff
 
  • Housing support staff are key to developing a young adult’s ability to manage a tenancy, They help build a range of everyday life skills that they will keep forever, covering budgeting, practical housing chores, facilitating family relationships and so much more

  • They are there to listen and provide choices for the young adult to help guide them through problems that arise in their lives and find solutions that work them.

Training Staff

 

  • We have a variety of trainers from all industries that offer young adults a future in a vocational area they have chosen. Some examples of which are hairdressers, mechanics, construction workers, chefs, administrators and gardeners
  • They teach at a pace that is appropriate for the young adult and have a lot of fun along the way in providing all-important routines and purpose.