Meet Catherine Parker:
Before I enter the melee that is ‘Minimees’ – the mums and their young children - I encounter Catherine who works for Catch22, a charity that works with young people and families. She tells me she comes down to support Jackie who runs Minimees, and offers counselling or general support. What sort of support, I enquire? Sometimes they may need some information on money matters, she tells me, and so I can get someone to come down and help them, or talk about everyday things with their babies. A counsellor of some five years, working with Catch22 for about ten or eleven months, she’s been helping out with Minimees for about six months, a valuable resource to supplement Jackie and Tina who oversee the young mums.