About Us

Our story

Liberty Staffordshire was founded in 2015.  The drive to establish Liberty was born out of the passion to offer young people/adults with SEND/SEMH opportunities.  Liberty strives to develop programmes which enables its members similar or the same experiences as any other young person.  Since 2015 Liberty have established a working relationship with University of Derby, Staffordshire Uni and Newman offering work placements and paid employment to students on the community and youth work programmes. This has resulted in developing a professional team of youth and community workers, professional SEND teachers and sports coaches.

The charity is led by Maggi Huckfield, Liberty Jamborees CEO and co-founder.  In 2019 Liberty became a registered charity (formerly CIC).  Maggi is the driving force within Liberty, joined by a wider management team who have added value to the work and professional practice of Liberty. None of this would be possible without the lessons offered by young people/adults whose resilience, determination and drive teach us every day that anything is possible.  Liberty is unique in that it offers some members to become paid employees in all areas of the charity offering the living wage.  Jobs include trainee youth support workers, cleaners, office work and marketing.  Volunteer and mentoring roles are also supported.

Meet the team

Meet the folks who make it all happen. We see big potential in every moment and care deeply about what we do every day.

Meet the trainee youth workers

Meet the trustees

My name is Keegan. My daughter has attended Liberty for the past 5 years, and I am a trustee of Liberty Jamboree because I wanted to give something back and make sure Jamboree is around for a long time yet! I have over 20 years of business experience through which I have developed excellent communication skills, team working, knowledge of business and project management. I am very honest, and extremely determined.
My name is Denise Middleton, I’m mum to Alex who has Down’s Syndrome and loves attending Liberty. I’m a committee member with experience in PTA’s and as a school governor. I want the best for our young people with special needs. Liberty really is the best!
I’m Helen, I currently work for the NHS, leading a small team of administrators who track and support the discharge of patients with complex needs from hospital. My son Callum came to Liberty on day one and has gained much needed confidence from the socialisation Liberty Jamboree offers. I’ve always been blown away by the commitment and dedication of everyone involved in Liberty, I’m honoured to be a trustee to give a little something back and support the continued growth of a truly inspiring organisation.
My names Amy, I became a Trustee for Liberty Jamboree as I have seen the positive impact that the charity has on its Service Users and their families. I have worked in both the charity and the private sector and I am keen to bring insight from the private sector to help create a sustainable charity for the future that can broaden the impact it has to more Individuals and their families.
I joined the board at Liberty as I am committed to be a voice and representative of anyone who identifies as part of a community that is under-represented due to disability. I believe in demonstrating an accepting and positive regard for others and want to help grow Liberty Staffordshire into a hub of lifestyle choices for our young people. I am a mother of a 16 year old boy with learning difficulties and empathize with the struggles that parents go through every day when we are trying to carve out the best possible outcomes for our children. I have vast experience of bid writing and fundraising and hope to make a positive impact on Liberty Staffordshire.
My name is Joe Loverock I have been involved with Liberty from its conception as a CIC. I was very proud to be invited to be a Shadow Director in the original set up of a fantastic facility for young people with learning and physical barriers. I am really proud to be a trustee with Liberty Jamboree. I live with Cerebral Palsy and use a wheelchair. I know how important my inclusive youth club was to me from the age of 11 years old. I have always taken full advantage of the inclusiveness of the youth service, and inspirational youth workers. I was elected as a member of the United Kingdom Youth Parliament at the age of 18 and I have carried on my ambitions to make sure that all our young people at Liberty Jamboree will have the same opportunities that have always been a great part of this service.

Meet the patrons

Lumley OBE and Mina Anwar

Introducing Liberty Jamboree’s Two New Art Patrons

Liberty Jamboree are delighted and extremely excited to announce Joanna Lumley OBE and Mina Anwar as our Patrons!

Joanna Lumley offered her support by saying….
“Liberty Jamboree and the Liberty Choir have stolen my heart. Getting people to understand what we say and think is one of the fundamental requirements of a human being; Liberty grabs that idea and makes it fly ahead of us. I am so very proud to be a patron of such an extraordinary and vital organisation. “
Mina Anwar added ..”I hope I can do my utmost to help raise awareness and promote the beneficial work this amazing charity provides in the community. Liberty Arts provides a platform for young people with disabilities to be heard.
I’m delighted and honoured to be a Patron for Liberty Jamboree Arts “
We can not say how wonderful this support is for raising the awareness of Inclusive Arts & Equality for our members and for all people living with SEND!
Thank you both.