Our Team

Staff and volunteers


Melissa Oliver our Office Manager

                Melissa Oliver                  Office Manager

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            Clare Adams               Benefits Advisor

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          Brian Day             Benefits Advisor

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              Carla Rickman                   Independence Advisor

Caroline Jenkins - Independence Team Manager

          Caroline Jenkins               Independence Team Manager

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            Jayne Charles            Senior Advisor


              Sanchia O'Hara                 Finance Officer

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            Christina Gray                Independence Advisor


            Jane              Information Officer

Lesley - Information Officer

              Lesley                 Information Officer

Alison - Information Officer

                      Alison                        Benefits Advisor

Margaret Gulliver - Admin Assistant

                    Margaret                      Admin Assistant

Lynette - Information Officer

                   Lynette                       Information Officer

Sheila - Information Officer

                     Shelia                      Information Officer

Jacki Keable - Volunteer Manager

                    Jacki                      Information Officer

Annie - Information Officer

                     Annie                       Information Officer

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              Volunteer                Advisor

Angela - Information Officer

                    Angela                      Information Officer

Christine - Information Officer

                     Christine                       Information Officer

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                     Tracey                      Information Officer

Roger - Data Entry Clerk

                    Roger                      Data Entry Clerk

Matt - Data Entry Clerk

                     Matt                       Data Entry Clerk

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                      Nora                      Benefits Advisor


Reg Odbert - Chairman - Trustee

Reg Odbert - Chairman Trustee

Former RAF doctor for 16 years then a full-time NHS GP and trainer of GPs, an Immediate Care doctor with Hampshire Ambulance, Associate GP Dean in Wessex, and past chairman of Wessex RCGP.

I’m a family man, happily married to Beryl with three grown-up sons, and I continue to enjoy water sports, trekking and a bit of running.

Anne Corbridge - Vice Chair - Trustee

Anne Corbridge - Vice Chair  Trustee

Anne trained as an Occupational Therapist, spending many years in the NHS - where she eventually became the General Manager of Mental Health Services.  She also worked for Adult Services, and more recently was the in house OT at NFDC.
Currently a Town and District Councillor, and a trustee of St Barbe Museum - Anne has 3 adult children.

Simon Smith - Hon Treasurer - Trustee

Simon Smith - Hon Treasurer Trustee

Simon is involved with commercial property, he also manages his family farm in Lymington and is currently a Town Councillor for Lymington and Pennington. Married with 4 children, his interests include fly fishing and classic cars.

“My late father became disabled, my youngest daughter lives with disability. I am acutely aware of the needs and challenges faced by so many.”

David Wansbrough - Trustee

David Wansbrough Trustee

David gained a degree in Engineering at Cambridge but spent much of his career in the investment business, finally as Managing Partner of ECI Ventures, specialising in venture capital and management buyouts. He is retired, makes violins and is a keen sailor. He is married with 2 adult children and 6 grandchildren, one of whom is severely disabled.

Pam Lacey - Trustee

           Pam Lacey           Trustee

I spent 31 years working throughout the country for one of the major banks, ending up in Bournemouth as a member of the area management team. I then took a career change and for the next 20 years worked in the NHS and running a large GP practice that employed over 50 clinical and administrative staff. At the time of my career change I got married to Howard and more than 25 years later we are happily married sharing a love of travel whether abroad or seeking out castles and cathedrals in the UK. We are actively involved with Bournemouth Heart Club.

Penny Clark - Trustee

         Penny Clark            Trustee

Penny has had a full career working within the healthcare sector, latterly setting up and administering Hospice at Home for Oakhaven Hospice. She is currently the President of the local WI and has a wide range of interests including gardening and craft.  She is married with three daughters and 3 grandchildren.

Philip Latham - Trustee

         Philip Latham           Trustee

Philip obtained his degree in medicine from Bristol University. He then trained and worked as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in Canada and America. After returning to the UK he was a consultant in the NHS for 25 yrs.  He is married with three children and enjoys bee keeping and woodwork.

Pete Midd - 2022

  Peter Middleton       Trustee

Peter spent the first half of his career in the army, thriving in both music and sports. Peter met his wife Wendy in 1979 and had two daughters. Choosing to leave the military for his family, Peter went on to have a successful career as an estate agent for Connells - rising to become a Board of Management Partner. Peter enjoys voluntary work and has a background in working with the National Probation Service, as well as foodbanks, mental health, loneliness, disability and homelessness.