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.

  • Anne Connolly
    Operations Manager

  • Steve O’Connor
    South Manchester Locality Coordinator

  • Afara Welch
    Finance Officer

  • Ian Coxon
    Management Information Coordinator

  • Miriam Macleod-Iredale
    Carer Support Service Coordinator

  • Daniel Cooke
    Admin & Publicity Worker

  • Hannah Kennedy
    Carer Support Service Coordinator

  • David Williams
    Chief Officer


David Tindall

I’ve worked with David Williams for a number of years now, and got to know about the work of MCF.

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David Laughlin

David has over 25 years of experience and has worked in the Lloyds and North American insurance risk markets.

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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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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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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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