Chair: Phil Morris, Havencare Homes and Support

Phil is the proud Chief Executive of Havencare Homes and Support Limited; a charity and company limited by guarantee that has supported neurodiverse people including people diagnosed with learning disabilities and acquired brain injuries, and autistic people, since 1983.  Havencare’s services now span across Devon & Cornwall and includes community-based supported living, enabling support, transition to adulthood, extra-care housing and residential homes. Havencare also has a specialist social housing division.

Phil is experienced in executive leadership of charities, including being an Operations Executive by the time he was 25 years old, a Deputy Chief Executive by 27 and Chief Executive by 30. He believes that if you have an unwavering values-base of transparency, quality, and engagement – you will treat people like they make a difference, then they will!

Treasurer: Andrew Sleigh

Having had a successful career as a finance and strategic director in private companies, Plc’s and Not for profit environments, in more recent years Andrew has been the Chief Financial Officer for a leading national social care charity and more latterly moved into a portfolio career, supporting a wide range of clients adding real value from his financial and management experience.
Appointed as Trustee in 2020, we are pleased that Andrew will bring not just a strength in finance and compliance but a passion for our purpose and delivery of our objectives.

Agnes Lunny, Positive Futures

My experience in the Voluntary Sector began in 1989 when I moved to a management position, working with people with a learning disability in Barnardos.

I researched and co-founded a registered Charity for people with a learning disability, United Response Northern Ireland (now Positive Futures).

I have been Chief Executive there since 1995. My services to people with a learning disability were recognised when I was honoured to receive an OBE in 2006.

Jane Other, William Blake House

Jane Other is Chief Executive of William Blake House which comprises of a portfolio of residential care homes for adults with complex learning disabilities. This registered charity was first established in 2000 and she joined in 2004, progressing to CEO in 2008. The organisation attracts residents from across the UK, currently liaising with over 15 local authorities. As well as providing residential care, a wide range of life-affirming activities are available to our residents. It attracts volunteers from across the world in support of the work. Jane is an advocate of ‘Heart Leadership’ and ascribes to the ethos and principles of Rudolf Steiner, with organic nutrition and healthy activities and work with animals.

Large parts of her career were spent within the NHS and Social Services learning about the core challenges of ‘frontline’ engagement with the wider public and the effort of many good people to make a real difference to the lives of others.  Jane also spent time in the commercial sector as a Business Enabler, to advise and support with the challenges faced by business ‘start-ups’ and the factors that determine success or failure. Jane believes that that accurate management information is a key ingredient to success, combined with the right people doing the right things.  Jane acknowledges that ‘Leaders’ can only make effective decisions when all the information and resources are known in advance of initiating actions and that a corporate mission must be shared and communicated regularly so that staff teams can work towards the intended outcome.

Lynnette Linton

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