People, families and professionals trust us with the most important services. From housing to supported living, work and travel to making friends. We have the experience and dedication to be the best.

Senior Staff

Eva Eriksson – CEO

Chris Bland – Deputy CEO

Naomi Cox – Housing & Supported Living Director

Julie Rossiter – Corporate Director

Chris Hill – Housing Manager

Cleo Dibb – Our Voices Manager

Russ Jordan – Shared Lives Regional Manager

David Matthews – Active Lives Regional Manager

James Rich – Choices General Manager (West Sussex)

Paul Barker – Choices General Manager (Brighton & Hove)

Fiona Pritchard – HR Manager

Jeni Woods – Quality Manager

Theresa Bailey – Head of Marketing and Fundraising

Tom Gillson – IT Manager

Our Ambassadors

Karen Medcraft

I like meeting up with friends with different disabilities. I like helping people with learning disabilities and I enjoy going to meetings.

Johny Schachter

I want to be an ambassador because I am interested in doing presentations for the Grace Eyre.

Jamie Larcombe

I like to help people achieve their goals and I like going places.

Kirsty Pentecost

I like being an ambassador because we can make sure that Grace Eyre is user-led.

Shane Pentecost

Ben Doehren

“I love being an Ambassador because I love to help people.”

Adam Green

I love being part of the team and being part of Grace Eyre because I have autism and like being with other people with Learning Disabilities.

Fran Reynolds

I like meeting people. I also like meeting staff.

Tessa Clark

I love being an Ambassador because I have Asperger’s and like helping people with similar conditions. I can help Grace Eyre to support people with disabilities, encourage them to speak out and hear their voices.

Stuart McCallion

Gayle Driver

Toby Watkins

You can help other people who need help. You get to meet other people with similar disabilities and share information on your own disability.

Chris Rider

“I can help more people and care for their needs and make sure they are happy with their care provider.”

Our Board of Trustees

Liv Corbishley

I am passionate about services and support that enable people to live healthy and fulfilling lives and have harnessed this across both my commercial and NED roles to date including Chair of Kingston Women’s Centre and Lay Member, Public and Patient Involvement for NHS Thurrock CCG. I have over 20 years international commercial experience as a business and marketing consultant across investment, telecoms, and sport industries.

Peter Begley (Treasurer)

I am a Chartered Accountant and Risk Manager in the Insurance industry, having also spent 15 years as an Internal Auditor. I am interested in ensuring that organisations’ have the right mechanisms in place to achieve their goals and improve the lives of others. The work that Grace Eyre does is personally uplifting to me, as my family relies on similar services for support with my brother.

Peter Boorman

I have extensive experience working within the NHS in emergency planning, resilience and response – both in Sussex and more recently in London for NHS England. I work collaboratively across several agencies, and have experience in risk assessment, business continuity and emergency planning and response.

Jo Holt

I started my career in the public sector 26 years ago as a homeless person’s assistant, working in social housing strategy & development for many years. I now specialise in delivering improvement and transformation programmes for local government. I’m a qualified Project, Programme, Portfolio & Change Manager, and am currently working for a London Borough to shape their Digital Programme.

Jade Vallance

I have over 20 years experience in Care and Support including Day Services, Residential Care, Supported Living and more complex support under Transforming Care. I am currently Director of Care for Active Prospects – a large charity for people with Learning Disabilities, Mental health and Acquired brain injury.

Simon Owen

In my role as an urban planner at HTA Design, I work with housing associations, councils and other developers to help deliver new homes, focusing particularly on affordable homes and high-density developments.

Kirsty Pentecost

I have been on the Oska Bright Film Festival steering committee for three years. I also work with Oska Bright partners, to deliver workshops for people with learning disabilities. in schools, colleges, universities and day centres. As a person with a learning disability I understand first-hand the commitment to equality and diversity.

Samantha Boast

I am a qualified Solicitor with over 20 years’ experience both in law firms and working in-house, my experience encompasses litigation, corporate, business and commercial law. I am honored to have the opportunity to work with Grace Eyre, as I have personal experience of how limited support services can be in the community through my family circumstances.

Karen Medcraft

I have a learning disability and I want to help people with learning disabilities, autism and their parents and families.

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