Ruth Mannell – Trustee (Acting Chair)
Ruth has previously been a Trafford carer for her elderly mother who had dementia. She has experience of voluntary caring work both in this country, Zambia and the Philippines. Until recently Ruth was the chair of the Trafford branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, although she is no longer the chair she is still a member of the MS branch committee and this has led to her working with various voluntary and health agencies; she is also a magistrate at the Trafford courthouse. Her professional life was in education and in the last 11 years of her working life she was Deputy Head and then Acting Head at a large independent school in Oldham. Ruth has been a trustee at the Carers Centre since 2007.
Deanna Spencer – Trustee
Deanna is passionate about the work done by Trafford Carers Centre as she herself is a carer for her mum, who has dementia. Deanna also cared for her father who has since passed away. As a result of supporting her parents, Deanna feels she has insight and understanding but most of all compassion for carers as she knows how tough it can be.
Kerry Blackhurst – Trustee
Kerry is a solicitor at MLP Law in Altrincham specialising in the legal and care issues which affect learning disabled, brain injured, vulnerable and older people. Having lived in the Sale area for the last twenty years she is also a Director of Trafford Healthwatch, and is keen to spend her time trying to improve health and social care provision for the residents of Trafford.
Malcolm Cunnnigham– Trustee