Sarah Darby - Manager 

Sarah started in advice work as a volunteer adviser at Bicester Citizens Advice Bureau in 2001, Whilst at the CAB her roles included Guidance Tutor, Fairer Charging caseworker and outreach worker. She was offered a trainee-ship in welfare benefits at Oxfordshire Welfare Rights in 2006 and became a specialist caseworker in early 2008. She is experienced in delivering training, consultancy delivery, benefits casework and tribunal representation. She became joint Manager of OCWA in 2009 and took over as full time Manager in July 2015.

Peter Turville - Senior Caseworker

Pete has 35 years experience of the social security system most of them as an advice worker. Originally an assessment officer in a Supplementary Benefit office he then worked in the Greater London Citizens Advice Bureau Service, latterly as a deputy bureau manager. He has been a specialist case worker at OWR for 25 years and has represented at over 1500 tribunal hearings. He was a co-author for many years of the Child Poverty Action Group’s Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook and has contributed to various specialist magazines.

Gary Horne - Debt Caseworker

Gary has 20 years of experience as a debt specialist. After working for a number of years at Citizens Advice in both Gloucestershire and Camden as a debt specialist Gary joined the team in 2017. Gary has extensive
experience of helping people to manage their household income and to resolve debt problems. Gary is a member of the Institute Of Money Advisers and an Intermediary for Debt Relief Orders.

Nick Turnill - Caseworker

Nick has been working in advice for twenty six years, starting at Berwick-upon-Tweed Citizens Advice Bureau, and has been a full time welfare rights worker since 2002. He has been a specialist caseworker with OWR for 10 years and represented at over 600 tribunal hearings. He is a co-author of the Child Poverty Action Group’s Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook, works on the Child Support Handbook and also provides consultancy work for CPAG.

Mina Katouzian - Adviser

Mina has worked in the NHS and Social and Health Care for over 20 years. She has worked within the OT Department of the Oxford Learning Disability Community team as an Occupational Therapy Technical Instructor for 7 years and as a Quality Monitoring Officer for Oxfordshire County Council for 3 years reviewing and monitoring the quality of Learning Disability Services in the county. She has also worked more recently with a number of charities, including Oxfordshire Mind as a Project Coordinator on a Time To Change anti-stigma public awareness raising project called The Human Search Engine. She is relatively new to welfare benefits, having worked voluntarily with Barton Welfare Rights for a year and covered maternity leave for Rose Hill and Donnington Advice Centre for 4 months.

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