Disability Huntingdonshire

 

 

 

Staff

 

Jennifer Denton: Executive Manager

Jen

Jennifer comes to Disability Huntingdonshire with a background in information management and procurement. She has experience from working in the NHS, with Universities and a national disability charity. She is a active member of her community, volunteering on two local committees in Brampton. Her particular interests are around mental health, autism and dyspraxia.


Michael O'Fee: Client Welfare Adviser

Michael

Michael has worked for Disability Huntingdonshire for around 8 years. He has a depth of experience in giving a broad range of welfare advice, and is particularly knowledgeable in giving information and advice on benefits available to people with disabilities. He is also willing to make appeals against negative or adverse decisions, if we feel that there is merit in doing so. He has been a key player in establishing the excellent reputation that we have in the Huntingdonshire district.


Tracey Woodhouse: Caseworker

Tracey

Our newest caseworker comes to us from the telecoms industry where she organised parts of the network for a variety of different companies. Her son has Cerebral Palsy and so she is familiar with the benefits system for children and all added difficulties of trying to provide a child with disabilities the best possible opportunities and support. She is looking forward to working with other families also facing these challenges.


Jackie Newman: Information Officer

Jackie

Jackie provides admin support to the Disability Huntingdonshire team and is also the first point of contact for anyone wishing to get in touch with the organisation. She has a particular interest in the welfare of older people. She is also interested in the literacy development of adults, in particular those with additional learning needs, and in the past has worked as an adult literacy teacher. Jackie enjoys being part of the DISH team and is committed to the work that the organisation carries out.


 

Trustees

 

Chair: David Underwood

Councillor and former Mayor of Godmanchester, David believes in making society as a whole more disability friendly whether that is for wheelchair users, those with dementia or any of the huge range of health challenges that people may face.

 

Vice Chair: Sandy Ferrelly

Our previous Chair, Sandy comes from a health background and has many years experience in the voluntary sector.

 

Treasurer: David Bowers

David has an IT background and, before becoming Treasurer, assisted with our bookkeeping.

 

Amy Bosse

Amy is a talented local fundraiser and mum.

 

Robert Buss

 

David Calver

A local user of the service and experienced Trustee.

 

Mark Griffen

Mark is one of our longest serving Trustees with huge knowledge of the organisation.

 

Vicky Pryce

Deputy Town Clerk for Godmanchester Town Council, Vicky has experience from the perspective of one of our main types of funder.

 

Volunteers

 

Hilary Bayles

I have been volunteering with DISH for more years than I can remember. The main reason why I enjoy it so much is that every day so varied and I always feel like I have made real difference to the clients.There is a great friendly atmosphere in the office too.

 

Lois McNally

 

Caroline O’Brian