Meet the Community Team

The Community Team is made up of individuals who oversee a variety of different projects taking place at Meersbrook Hall. They co-ordinate the delivery of our community learning courses, Dementia projects and well-being initiatives. Hover over the images to find out more about our team and click the envelope symbol to get in touch!

May

Community Team Manager

I co-ordinate the community hub and oversee all the team projects. I love working in the community team and getting to meet lots of people (and dogs!). My background is in mental health services.

Sam

Community Team Co-ordinator / Heeley Plus Network Care Co-ordinator

I joined Heeley Trust in March 2020, having previously worked as a Marketing Assistant focusing on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. At the Trust I help develop and deliver the teams services, oversee the Communications, social media channels and the co-ordination of volunteers. After working alongside the Heeley Plus PCN coordinating volunteers at the vaccination hub, I started working for them as Network Care Coordinator in September 2021. Helping co-ordinate the admin for all of the surgeries in the network.

Grace

Dementia Projects

I’m Grace, I began working on Heeley Trusts Dementia Projects in September 2020, helping to facilitate the groups and activities that people living with dementia and their carers, friends and families want to see in the area, as well as providing advice and signposting to local services. I am passionate about art, nature, accessibility and inclusion; My background is in community arts, workshop facilitation and community engagement.

Charlie

Health Projects Coordinator

I’m Charlie I started in Nov 2020 and I’ll be co-creating Health and Wellbeing Projects with the community and finding out what health means to people. Whether it's having a cuppa and a chat or taking a walk round the park and exploring nature.  My background is arts community engagement, outdoor education and Forest Schools.

Toni

Digital Projects

I’m Toni and I joined Heeley Trust in December 2020 as the Digital Projects Worker. My role is to help people gain confidence and skills in using digital technology. I believe that everyone has the right to access digital communication technologies, regardless of background or situation. Digital literacy is a powerful way of tackling isolation, accessing services and boosting employment opportunities – plus it can be highly creative and really good fun! I am a practising fine artist, researcher and educator who focuses on craft skills, digital technologies and public community engagement.

Ruth

Project Co-ordinator

I’m Ruth, a Project Co-ordinator working to develop partnerships to increase the range of local community-led wellbeing activities, focussing on creative, drama and nature-based activities. My background is in creative engagement and community-building in local neighbourhoods.

Maxine

Link Worker

I have worked for Heeley Trust for 17 years performing numerous Community Development Roles. My approach is person centred, living and working in the area means I am well connected to what is going on locally.

Matthew

Link Worker

I am one of four Link Workers who help connect patients from local GP practices. I have worked for Heeley Trust since 2014, initially working on the adult learning project as an administrator, then as a Learning Champion co-ordinating course delivery. I have been involved with the Link Worker project over recent years and started working in the role full time from April 2020.

Jenna

Link Worker

I joined Heeley Trust in November 2020 as one of the four link workers. Prior to this I worked for over 15 years in the NHS as a dietitian. I’ve worked in a variety of dietetic roles, my most recent being a community post working with GPs to improve the nutritional management of malnourished patient’s in the community.

Ben

Link Worker - Mental Health

I am one of the Link Workers at Heeley Trust and have been here since November 2021. My role has a focus on Mental Health as I have worked in this area for the last few years. I have previously worked in and studied both sports coaching and cinema.

Sue

Domestic Supervisor

Sue has worked for Heeley Trust for 20 years. She cares for the spaces that allow us to deliver community events, groups and activities. The Community Team would be lost without her.