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Staff & Trustees

Chief Executive Officer – Alex

Alex, a qualified Manager with nearly 30 years in the learning disability field, is also a dedicated mother to her disabled daughter for 43 years. Her dual role fuels her passion for developing impactful services. Since 1995, she has successfully introduced numerous activities and secured significant contracts for the council. Managing diverse services at Southampton Mencap, she collaborates with trustees to ensure the organisation's stability and sustainability. Committed to tackling social exclusion, discrimination, and advocating for improvements, Alex has earned the organisation an excellent reputation in the city.

Senior Office Administrator - Sue
Sue is our Senior Office Administrator with responsibilities for finance and HR. She previously worked with Southampton Mencap on our Carers In Southampton team and brings with her a wealth of experience.

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.

Trustees and Committee Members

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

Trustee      Lisa Stead

Trustee      Hilary Linssen

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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