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Trustees

Barbara Aird, Chairman

I have enjoyed a 30+ year career in communications, working in both the private and public sectors. My numerous roles have given me experience of in-house and consultancy functions for a diverse range of organisations including Blackpool Borough Council, Smirnoff Vodka, De Vere Hotels, Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Pork Farms.

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Cathy Scivier, Vice Chairman

I have been a member of the leadership team at the Institute of Cancer Research, London for fourteen years, initially as HR Director and more recently as Chief Operating Officer, where a key part of the role was liaison with cancer research funding bodies. I left the ICR in early 2016 to relocate to the North West and now live in Lancashire.

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Jonathan Thomas

I currently work as a Senior Project Manager for Lancashire County Developments Ltd and whilst working for them I have created a series of programmes designed to assist in the development of the voluntary and community sectors across Lancashire.

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Brian Watson

Born and educated in North-West London, I am a widower with two grown up children and have lived in Lytham St.Annes since 1986. I have had many jobs including being self-employed, worked for the DWP for many years in London and Leicester assessing benefit claims, and from 1980 until my retirement in 2013 was a senior IT Consultant and Project Manager.

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Janet Walton

My professional background is in Public Health, particularly health improvement. I have an MSc in Health Education/ Health Promotion and have held various positions in the field, beginning in 1994 after a complete career change from radiography to working in the Health Education department at Burnley as a Stop Smoking Advisor, and after that as coordinator of the Health Promoting Hospitals project.

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Diane Bellinger

I am now retired but was the former Chief Executive of Community Gateway Association, a housing association based in Preston, Lancashire, which owns and manages over 6,000 properties. I was recruited to the role in 2005, to establish the organisation based on the principles of membership and mutuality.

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Jonathan Church

I currently work as the Divisional Director at Service Care Solutions Ltd. I manage a division who focus specifically on assigning Mental Health Professionals into work across statutory and non-statutory organisations, nationwide. I have a thorough knowledge of strategy and business development and have established strong relationships with Social Care Partners across the Country.

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Hannah Woodcock

Hannah is a qualified solicitor with over ten years of experience gained predominantly in-house in both fast-paced entrepreneurial settings and public companies across several industry sectors. She currently works for Arrow Global Group PLC as a senior member of the European legal team with a broad transactional background including mergers and acquisitions, asset purchases, outsourcing contracts, public tender processes and joint ventures.

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Dr. Mandy Dixon

Mandy is Senior Manager for Business Engagement in Lancaster University’s Faculty of Health and Medicine, where she is the professional lead for engagement and strategic partnerships with the health sector. She is involved in the development of Lancaster University’s new Health Innovation Campus, which is due to open in 2019.

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Ian Merrill

Ian is currently the CEO of Spice Time Credits. Time Credits are a community currency used to promote and support volunteering across the UK.

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Testimonials

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n-compass provides excellent patient focused Advocacy and respects the patient’s rights and views.”

St. Helens Professional

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"Thank you so much, this has given me so much confidence and I feel now that I will get the sort of treatment I need, in the way I need it to be."

Fylde Service User

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"Thank you for your support... I now feel strong enough to make my own decisions and my aim is to continue to act independently with other areas of my life."

Lancaster Service User

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"Your input was superb, exactly what I needed; an independent person to help me to question and comment and move things forward."

Blackburn with Darwen Service User

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