Our Leadership Team

Jacqui Thompson
Chief Executive

Jacqui leads the charity and is incredibly passionate about achieving inclusion for people who have a learning disability.
Jacqui is responsible for leading the strategic development of the organisation ensuring all our services and projects are meeting the needs of the people we support

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Lisa Donnalley
Finance & Resources Manager

Lisa is responsible for leading on all aspects of our financial management and ensuring that our finance and admin team operates efficiently. She also manages facilities, assets and other resources to keep the organisation running smoothly. Lisa deputises for the Chief Executive in her absence.

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Lisa Wild
Development Manager

Lisa is responsible for generating the income to sustain our projects and services through fundraising, partnerships with local businesses and grant funding. She is also responsible for developing new business to meet the needs of the people we support and in line with our strategic objectives. 

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Julie Redpath
Projects Manager

Julie is responsible for delivering our North Tyneside CCG funded Health & Wellbeing project, working to improve access to health services and drive down inequalities. She is also responsible for managing our other projects, including our National Lottery funded Tomorrows project.

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Sharon May
Community Outreach Team Lead

Sharon leads on our Community Outreach service contracts for young people and adults who have been assigned a personal budget, working closely with families and social workers.

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Holly Grieves
Community Outreach Team Lead

Holly is responsible for leading our team of Community Outreach staff, ensuring continuity and a personalised approach to meeting the needs of everyone we support. 

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Amanda Nelson
Community Outreach Team Lead

Amanda is responsible for developing and leading our Short Break Service. She helps people to arrange bespoke holidays with 1:1 support or in a small group with friends. 

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Lindsey Harle
Community Outreach Team Lead

Lindsey leads our Community Outreach group service, which offers small group based support out in the community during the day, in the evening and on weekends.

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Michelle Taylor
Healthy Tomorrows Service Lead

Michelle oversees the Healthy Tomorrows Service, working with GP surgeries in the North Shields and the North West of North Tyneside to improve access to primary healthcare services. She is also the Health & Wellbeing Coach for the service. 

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