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Our Staff

  • Michelle Grogan Chief Executive Officer

    I joined Trafford Carers Centre in April 2014. I've held a couple of roles within the last 7 years from fundraising to Centre Manager to my current role as CEO. I felt so fortunate to be given the opportunity to join the team, as I had been a young carer for my brothers with cystic fibrosis. I feel very passionate about supporting carers of all ages and I am really proud of the team we have in place and their knowledge and experience. In my personal, time I love spending time with my family, we enjoy taking little breaks together and visiting the local parks.

  • Simon, Deputy Chief Executive Officer

    I joined Trafford Carers to undertake fundraising and to work on the contract with the local authority to provide the service to Carers. I am now the Deputy CEO leading on delivering our services.

    I have had caring responsibilities when I was younger for my Mum. I helped my sister part time, caring for my Mum and Dad as they got older.

    I like working at TCC as all the team just want to make life better for Carers.

    I enjoy collecting art, walking my two very oddball dogs, drinking too much posh coffee and of course being part of my wild and wonderful family.

  • Jules Kennedy, Carer Support and Engagement Officer

    Hi, I’ve worked at Trafford Carers Centre since August 2018. Initially, I joined as the Senior Young Carers Officer, I then spent 9 months in the post of Deputy CEO before moving into my current role of Carer Support & Engagement Manager in April 2022.

    The variety of roles I’ve been in has given me a good understanding of our carers’ needs and the importance of listening to ensure that we do the best to meet those needs.

    I love meeting up with people and enjoy nothing more than organising and hosting get-togethers with friends and family.

  • Jill, Caseworker

    I joined Trafford Carers Centre as an Adult Caseworker in February 2019, when I was covering a maternity post, however 3 years later I am still here! I was a Young Carer to both of my Parents and therefore understand the impact of the caring role and how valuable the support from a service like Trafford Carers Centre can have on your life.

    Since I only work part time, I am able to find time to recharge my batteries by going for a relaxing swim, while my children are at school.

  • Judith, Caseworker

    I joined Trafford Carers Centre in October 2021, as case worker. In recent years I worked as a mental health social worker. both with adults and young people. I am very happy to be part of the case work team at Trafford Carers Centre and feel my own experiences of being a carer for my mum provided an insight in to the joys and the difficulties of caring for a loved one.

    In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and my dog - a rather energetic spaniel. I also enjoy learning, being social and engaging in community activities.

  • Janine, Caseworker

    I joined Trafford carers around 8 years ago as a caseworker, I really enjoy being able to help carers, provide advice, support and funding to give them a much needed break. It lovely to see the difference Trafford Carers Centre can make to a parent or carer. In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors, in the garden or walking and spending time with my family.

  • Angela, Volunteer Coordinator

    I joined Trafford Carers in 2016. I have had a few roles from a Therapeutic Therapist, Health and Wellbeing Coordinator, and now, Volunteer Coordinator. I am lucky to have been given the chance of the various roles and it has given me a good understanding of our Charity. I enjoy boating holidays with my husband. I enjoy socialising and spending time with friends. We have a fully restored 1974 mini clubman and enjoy showing it in Classic car events.

  • Anne, Caseworker

    I have been at TCC for a number of years having initially started helping on a course designed to help people understand the complex nature of being a carer - based on my own 'experiences ' of caring for one of my son who has complex needs. I am now a caseworker and enjoy helping other people with a huge variety of issues that arise form the situations they or their loved ones are in. Outside of work, I am kept very busy within my own family - when I have 'spare time' enjoy the theatre / watching bands or being outside up a hill preferably with friends and a pint at the end of it!

  • Shay Garry, Senior Young Carers Officer

    I joined Trafford Carers Centre in October 2018. I was appointed as a Senior Young Carers Officer. Approximately 15 years ago I started working with Young Carers and since then I have worked in Manchester, Stockport, Oldham and now in Trafford. I was a Young Carer myself at the age of 13 when my father had a massive stroke and left him paralysed for the rest of his life. I understand the sacrifices that Young Carers often make and so I have made it my goal to try to make things better for them by giving them as many opportunities to take a break from their caring role and to meet up with other Young Carers who have had similar experiences.