We currently have a vacancy on our Board of Trustees.
James Matthews - Chair
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 Newton - Vice Chair
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.
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.
Ian has over 30 years in social housing at the operational and strategic levels. He has been involved with a range of partnership projects. He worked with Derbyshire County Council on their Older Person's Housing Strategy and the development of their Extra Care Housing Strategy. He joined the Board in 2018, having spent 5 years as a trustee at Amber Valley CVS.
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.