Key staff contacts

Here at AFSO we are a small team and our staff are mostly community based – so we are often found out & about in the community or driving across Oxfordshire! Someone is usually in the office on Mondays – Wednesdays from 8:30am to 4:30pm during term time. Outside of these times our office phone has an answerphone.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are new to us, or enquiring about a child/young person we do not yet know, please help us by sending us a completed Referral Form before contacting us.

Judith Payne – Administrator

Judith is usually in our office and provides a friendly welcome. She answers general enquiries, assists with Referral Forms and bookings, and manages our mailings. Judith works part-time and is available Monday – Wednesdays 8:30am – 4:30pm.
01235 754700 Email Judth

Gita Lobo – Chief Executive Officer

Gita manages service development, partnerships, fundraising, volunteering, and management.
07929 379125 Email Gita

Becky Loveless – Family Support Team Leader

Becky leads our family support work and specialises in support for parent/carers who have a child aged 13 and under. She is able to offer advice and support via surgeries, consultancy, and training. Becky works in the community and across the whole of Oxfordshire.
NOTE: If you are new to us please complete and send a Referral Form before contacting us.
07929 379124 Email Becky

Samantha Burkin – Community Outreach Worker

Sam supports 14-25 yr olds and their families. She is able to offer advice and support, help with parent support groups, consultancy, and training. Sam works in the community and across the whole of Oxfordshire
NOTE: If you are new to us please complete and send a Referral Form before contacting Sam.
07975 600625 Email Sam

Georgina Palmer – Activity Coordinator 

Georgina (known as ‘George’) coordinates our activities for young people, including managing youth groups applications and Summer and Easter Activities. George works part-time on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays and term-time only. 07947 349655 Email Georgina

Complete a REFERRAL FORM to join our service and mailing list

We recommend getting to know about our work before making a referral. You can do this by reading the pages in our SERVICES section.

To refer a child, or young adult aged 18-25, please download and return the appropriate Referral Form:-

  • Please click on the relevant link below (a document will open in Word).
  • Complete the document by typing OR print then hand write the form.
  • Send the form to us using the email, or postal address, given on the form.
If you experience any problems with completing the form, please contact us on 01235 754700 or email


Abingdon Community Support Service, Crabtree Place, off Audlett Drive, Abingdon, OX14 3GD
Tel: 01235 754700
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