Staff & Trustees

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 15 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

Carers In Southampton Service Manager – Linda

 is our Service Manager for CIS. 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.

Trustees and Committee Members

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

Trustee      Lisa Stead

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.

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