Meet The Team

Our Staff

The team at Manchester Carers Forum is led by unpaid carers. Many staff members have joined as volunteers and gone on to become paid staff and trustees.

  • Ian Coxon
    Dementia Peer Mentoring & Befriending Project Development Worker.

  • Anne Connolly
    Dementia Peer Mentoring and Befriending Project Coordinator

  • Miriam Macleod-Iredale
    Carers Development Worker

  • Daniel Cooke
    Assistant to Office Manager

  • Joanne Golding
    Office Manager

  • David Williams
    Chief Officer


Denise Jackson

Denise is one of our long standing trustees. Denise cares for her daughter Susan who has learning difficulties, Denise feels that at times the Carers Forum has been a life saver. Here she has been able to meet and share expierences with like minded people. As a result Denise decided that should would become a trustee at MCF and wanted to give back a little of forum has given to her.

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Sue Samson

Sue has been a trustee at Manchester Carers Forum since 2009. her mum, Mary Shaw was deputy chair at MCF when the charity had first begun...

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Catherine Lowe

I was a carer for my mum for many years till she sadly passed away in November 2001. Then my son was in a bad time in his life due to alcohol and drug misuse...

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Gaynor Morgan

Gaynor is the chair of MCF and has been a carer for 29 years and a member of MCF for 12 years. Gaynor cares for her family members who have learning...

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Val Bayliss-Brideaux

Val brings a wealth of experience in the field of Patient and Public involvement and community engagement. Currently working for Manchester CCG's...

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Mike Lake

Mike joined us in 2011 as Treasurer, and as a co-opted Trustee to have an overall view of the Forum’s finances, both now and looking towards the future...

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Christine Smith

Previously Christine was a full-time carer, looking after and caring for her mother. After Christine's mother sadly passed away things became...

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Trusha Velji

Trusha is the Principal Solicitor of Touch Solicitors and is a full professional member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and Solicitors...

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