Staff and Trustees

Staff Team

Chief Executive Officer – Alex

Alex is a qualified Manager with over 19 years’ professional experience of working in the learning disability field and in successfully winning and managing service contracts in excess of £250,000 per annum. Her job is to manage a diverse range of services available for people of all ages with learning disabilities and their parents, families or carers.

Office Manager – Gail

Gail is responsible for running the office and buildings, liaising with the C.E.O. and all departments. Gail has worked within the charity sector for the last 13 years; as the finance manager of an independent charity for adults with PMLD, and in a residential setting. Prior to this she worked mainly within finance.
Activities Manager – Elly

Elly is our Activities Manager with responsibilities for managing all leisure activities of the organisation. She has over 10 years’ experience of supporting children with additional needs and is also a qualified English teacher who worked for five years in diverse mainstream secondary school settings.
Carers In Southampton Service Manager – Linda

Linda Lawless is our Service Manager. She brings extensive experience gained in commissioning services at Southampton City Council and in teaching at City College.
Linda also has personal insight as a former carer herself.
Clerical Assistant – Karen

Karen is our Clerical Assistant. She has had 30 years of service working in the field of administration including the Career’s Service. This is her first time working in the Learning Disability field and she is ready for the challenge!



Trustees and Committee Members

Chairman – Jennifer Strevens
Treasurer – Brian Strevens
Trustee – Heidi Oldrey
Trustee – Zulfiqar Sheikh
Trustee – Diane Bernstein
Trustee – Daniel Mar-Molinero

Become a Trustee

Southampton Mencap is seeking people to contribute and shape the work of Southampton Mencap.

If you have an understanding of the issues facing people with learning disabilities and those who provide their care, and can commit to approximately eight meetings a year at the Mencap Centre, then call the Manager, Alex Iles, on 023 80 584088 for further details of what is involved.

Trustee Application Form

Support Workers and Volunteers

We also employ many Support Workers and Volunteers for our various schemes and activities.