Tracy Hyland – Chief Executive Officer
Tracy has been the Chief Executive of Disability Huntingdonshire since March 2019. During her tenure, she has increased finances, supported the team and organisation to grow and develop and is committed to ensuring the stability and sustainability of DISH for years to come, so DISH can carry on supporting the most vulnerable in our society.
Tracey Woodhouse – Deputy Chief Executive
Tracey has been with DISH for a long time now and is very passionate about helping others. Previously she worked in the telecoms industry but is now very happy in this role and would not go back. Her son has Cerebral Palsy and so she is familiar with the benefits system for children and all the added difficulties of trying to provide a child with disabilities the best possible opportunities and support.
John Turner – Compliance & Impact Manager
John joined the team in May 2023. John has worked in the charity sector for 18 years in governance, management, and operational roles within tourism, environmental, and health and social care organisations. John also sits on the Academy Committees of two academies. He is also Chair of Trustees for a small charity based in Peterborough.
Michael O’Fee – Senior Benefit Caseworker
Michael has worked for Disability Huntingdonshire for around 12 years. He has an absolute wealth 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 also supports appeals against negative or adverse decisions. He has been a key player in establishing the excellent reputation that we have in the Huntingdonshire district.
Felicity Hart – Mental Health Benefits Caseworker
Felicity joined the team in 2021 and has had both personal and professional experience in both Mental Health and Learning and Physical disabilities. Felicity has over 12 years’ experience working in the Health and Social care sector. Felicity has a passion to support people in the local community to access the right support during challenging times in their life and understands the importance of having support during these times. Felicity is a Mental Health Advocate within the social media community and works to raise awareness of support services available to the community in both child and adult mental health.
Lucille Corby – Mental Health/Dementia Caseworker
I am new to the DISH team and so pleased to be on board! I have personal experience supporting people with severe mental health issues and have been a strong mental health advocate since a young age. I understand how difficult mental health issues can be to manage and cope with, and therefore how imperative it is to access necessary support and help in navigating barriers around accessing that support. I am multilingual, have a degree in Social Anthropology and have volunteered with charities supporting refugees and asylum seekers. I strive to do what I can to listen to, uplift and support others. Community is beautiful and powerful, and we all live fuller, happier lives when we look out for one another.
Karen Barwell – Fenland Benefit Caseworker
I joined in March 2023, so one of the newest members to the team. My previous career was in PR and Marketing, but I am looking forward to a new challenge in DISH as a Fenland Benefit Caseworker. Having cared for my mum for several years, I am aware of the many challenges faced when navigating the benefits system. I will endeavour to share my experience and understanding to extend DISH services into the Fenland Community.
Emma Hughes – Benefit Caseworker (Cambridge City)
I am very happy to be joining DISH in August 2023. I have many years’ experience advising and advocating for client’s. I have assisted them from initial application right through to appeal at the Tribunal. I am really looking forward to using the skills I gained to help those applying for welfare benefits and to working with the Team at DISH who have a common aim of helping to make things al little easier for those who have a disability.
Jade Cox – Benefit Caseworker
My name is Jade, I am a DLA caseworker for DISH. I started working for dish in Jan 2022, I have 4 children of which 3 have autism, ADHD and many other additional needs. I have over 8 years’ experience when it comes to filling out DLA forms. I understand and have seen and experienced the stress, hard work and fight those parents must face on a daily basis to provide the best for their children and give them the same opportunities in their child’s life. This is one of the reasons I joined DISH, I have a true passion for helping children and their families in making the next step and giving them the support that they truly deserve.
Leslie Milton – Client Advocacy Worker
I have recently joined Dish after having worked as a Sheltered Housing Officer for around 17 years. This entailed providing support for vulnerable elderly tenants, their family and carers. I believe that everyone deserves to feel included and valued and to be treated with respect and fairness. Navigating the world of Benefits can be daunting, the challenges facing people with disabilities and their carers are already enough.
Anna Lowe – Volunteer Coordinator
I am so pleased to be a part of DISH. I have a career spanning over 40 years working in the health, social care and voluntary sectors. Now more than ever we all need charities such as DISH; health problems and disability can strike anyone at any time so it’s vital that communities continue to support and utilise their local charitable organisations.
Kirsty Smith – Finance Assistant
I have over 15 years of experience working within finance. During this time I have had varied roles, including the Rockingham Speedway, local town’s football club and a car dealership. I studied my AAT qualification and am now a fellow member. I’m looking forward to this new chapter, and am really excited to become part of a wonderful team.