Hilary started in 2010 after early retirement from the Probation Service, previously working for Social Services. Hilary wanted to support services for older people, following her mum’s death & experiencing her increasing frailty & reliance on carers. She really enjoys being a trustee, providing support to such a valuable local charity. Hilary also volunteers at HMP Foston Hall.
David has lived in Derbyshire since 1980. As a social worker in the Dales for 25+ years, David worked with all ages & needs. Subsequent roles included mental health hospital admissions; managing a Home Help Service & Older People Services at Underhall. He loves walking, photography, encouraging people with disabilities to engage in art and is involved with local Churches.
Lyn was born in Manchester, & moved to Derbyshire after marrying Mark, an Educational Psychologist, 40 years ago. Bringing up two children, working as a software developer, & running a small business has kept Lyn busy. She couldn't face total retirement so decided to offer some of her experience in technology & retail, and along came the opportunity to work with AUKDD.
John’s whole career was in Social Care and the last fourteen he worked with older people in Derby – providing home, day, & residential care. He joined the AUKDD board in 2011, & chairs the Support & Development programme board. His hope is that everyone gets the chance to give what they can, & get what they need, so we can all have a good life as we get older.
While working for Methodist Homes Alison was fortunate enough to be awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship enabling her to spend time looking at facilities for older people with dementia in Australia. Alison worked freelance developing an interest in dementia & residential care as a positive choice. A trustee since 2002, Alison supports Katy & likes meeting the committed staff.
James became a trustee in 2014, following his retirement from Adult Social Care at the County Council. He worked in social care for 35+ years mainly for local councils, developing new services & managing budgets. He is particularly interested in our finances & services, including information, advice & advocacy. He lives in Matlock with his partner & has 2 grown up children.
Clive has lived in the Derbyshire Dales since 1974. He has been involved in various aspects of social care at work: statutory, academic & voluntary sectors. For 16 years, till 2013, he worked for Age Concern England (now Age UK) as a national development manager, supporting the development & delivery of care & support services provided by local organisations.