Meet the team

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Please find below details of our hardworking staff and trustee team.

  • Our Staff
  • Jo
    Jo Horsfall | Manager

    Jo has overall responsibility for the development and day to day running of the Scheme. She reports to the Trustees, our funders and local partners. She manages the staff team and works closely with our Trustees. Jo works to secure funding for the Scheme, writing bids and negotiating with funders. She recruits new staff members and oversees the recruitment of volunteers.

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    Charley Connor | Office Co-ordinator

    Charley manages the office team and ensures staff receive appropriate guidance and support. He manages the Scheme’s database and is responsible for applying for small funding grants and monitoring our current funding streams. He co-ordinates our Health & Safety requirements and is the Data Protection Officer monitoring compliance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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    Nadine (Dee) Oliver | Project Worker

    Dee runs T-Days at Cross Gates Working Men’s Club and our Halton Activity Group at Christchurch. She organises our monthly sessions at The Newman Centre: Sandwich & a Song, Birds of a Feather and Food and a Film. She oversees our Wednesday morning Mixed Activity Group and supports our Lunch Club. In addition, Dee carries out home visits and assessments and signposts or refers members to other agencies.

  • Sandra
    Sandra Davis | Project Worker

    Sandra manages The Pavilion Drop-In every Thursday and leads on the SWIFt Project. She carries out home visits and assessments and signposts or refers members to other agencies. She advises and supports our members with various problems including applying for the Blue Badge Scheme and help with utilities. Sandra is available at St Mary’s Drop-In every Friday, to offer support and make sure everyone is enjoying themselves.

  • Marion Darlow
    Marion Darlow | Outreach Project & Development Worker

    Marion manages and develops the befriending service so members can access the support they need. She also recruits, inducts and supervises befriender volunteers as well as some group support volunteers. Marion coordinates referrals, carries out home visits and assessments and signposts or refers members to other agencies.

  • Ilona
    Ilona Janosz-Floyd | Group Support Worker

    Ilona helps with groups, welcomes new members and helps with shopping. She makes sure everyone is happy, well looked after and safe. She listens and helps with any enquires, about anything she can or she passes on any questions or comments to the office. Ilona supports our members in the way she would like to be helped and looked after.

  • Stephen Bostridge
    Stephen Bostridge | Transport & Training Co-ordinator

    Stephen joined the Scheme at the start of 2019. His job is to look after the minibus, making sure it is serviced and maintained. He arranges and drives the Tuesday Minibus Trips and the Short Walks and ensures the minibus has a driver for the other days it is used. Stephen also ensures that new volunteers are DBS checked, he then carries out their induction and provides ongoing support.

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    Sam Haggart | Digital Inclusion Worker

    Sam joined the Scheme in 2019. Her role is to support our members with any IT queries and to encourage everyone to find out more about technology to help them in their everyday lives.

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    Jane Robinson | Communications Worker

    Jane started working at Cross Gates in 2008 managing a Lottery Funded Living History Project. She returned in 2012 to manage our communications, including our newsletter and website. She is also the Manager at Leeds Bereavement Forum. 

  • Our Trustees
  • Bill
    Bill Hyde | Chair
  • Jacki
    Jackie Lawrence | Vice Chair
  • Irene
    Irene Midgley | Treasurer
  • Jo Birch
    Jo Birch
  • Pauleen Grahame
    Councillor Pauleen Grahame
  • anita Smith (2)
    Anita Naylor
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    Lynda Pitts
  • David Smith
    David Smith
  • Hazel
    Hazel Watson

Sandwich and a Song

We meet on the first Tuesday of every month at the Newman Centre to enjoy a light lunch in company and enjoy a sing a long with our  resident  musician John Whalley. Must Book.

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