We are experts in changing lives for good.
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.
Eva Eriksson – Chief Executive
Chris Bland – Deputy Chief Executive
Naomi Cox – Housing & Supported Living Director
Julie Rossiter – Director of Income Generation
Jane Bettany – Corporate Director
Sebastian Hill – Inclusion & Projects Director
Chris Hill – Head of Housing and Estates
Cleo Dibb – Our Voices Manager
James Hughes – Head of Service, Active Lives
David Matthews – Head of Service, Shared Lives
James Rich – Head of Service, Choices West Sussex
Paul Barker – Head of Service, Choices Brighton & Hove
Fiona Pritchard – Human Resources Manager
Jeni Woods – Quality Manager
Tom Gillson – IT Manager
Kerry Underhill – Finance Manager
Debbie Pellett – Fundraising Manager
Annie Russell – Marketing Manager
Choices Brighton and Hove
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.
Staff Team, Grace Eyre Friendship
I love being an Ambassador because I love to help people.
Staff Team, Grace Eyre Friendship
I like meeting people. I also like meeting staff.
Trustee, Choices Brighton and Hove and Grace Eyre Housing
I like being an ambassador because we can make sure that Grace Eyre is user-led.
Staff Team, Choices Southern and Grace Eyre Housing
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.
You can help other people who need help. You get to meet other people with similar disabilities and share information on your own disability.
Grace Eyre Friendship, Employment Support
I like to know about Grace Eyre services available. I enjoy the sessions and appreciate how you all support me. I’ve been running events and it’s really good.
I am an experienced Chair and Non-Executive Director combining my passion for services and support that enable people to live healthy and fulfilling lives. This includes Independent Chair of British Disability Fencing and Chair of Making Every Adult Matter. I also bring over 20 years international commercial experience as a business and marketing consultant across investment, telecoms, and sport industries.
In addition to fulfilling the role as Chair, I offer advisory support to the Executive team on business and marketing.
I’m an experienced MSP programme manager and civil servant with an extensive track record of delivering national change and transformation programmes for the NHS and strategic engagement for the Department of Health and Social Care. I’m also a mother and an artist and have recently settled in Brighton. I share Grace Eyre’s vision for a society where people with learning disabilities are respected as equal citizens and I’m very proud to play a part in making it happen.
In addition to fulfilling the role of Deputy Chair, I offer advisory support to the Executive team on programme, governance & other.
I am a Chartered Accountant in the Insurance industry, with a strong background in Internal Audit and Risk Management. 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.
In addition to fulfilling the role as Treasurer, I offer advisory support to the Executive team on finance.
I have been fortunate to work in the supported accommodation and social care sectors for the past 27 years. I specialise in co-producing, developing, and leading services to provide opportunities for people with vulnerabilities to thrive. I am currently Head of Operations for a youth charity.
I offer advisory support to the Executive team on housing & safeguarding.
I have worked for eighteen years in local government with extensive experience in commissioning, procurement, and income diversification. I am extremely proud to be a trustee with Grace Eyre and truly believe in our vision of supporting people in a society where people are respected as equal citizens.
I offer advisory support to the Executive team on income generation, housing & recruitment.
My name is Josh and I have autism. I work as an ambassador and a trustee at the Grace Eyre Foundation. I love going to the theatre and have a passion for horse riding which I have been doing for 27 years. In my spare time, I am a panel member of the AAP which is the access advisory panel for Southern Railway.
MBA FRSA MCMI
Most of my voluntary and professional experience has focused on improving inclusion in all environments. My work has taken me to schools, hospitals, prisons and workplaces across the UK, USA, and Europe. I am a non-executive director and advisor working on diversity and inclusion strategic change in organisations in the higher education, healthcare, media, recruitment and information technology sectors. Organisations where I have been engaged include the Wellcome Trust, the Research Executive Agency at the European Commission, the Royal Society, HM Prisons, and several LGBTQIA+ charities.
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.
I offer advisory support to the Executive team on accessibility & inclusion for the Board, Board recruitment and lived experience.
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 honoured 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.
I offer legal and HR advisory support to the Executive team.
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.
I offer advisory support to the Executive team on housing & other.
I have worked in the charity sector for my entire career, mainly in fundraising, commercial, retail, marketing and senior leadership positions; firstly in London for 20 years and more recently in larger Sussex-based charities. My day job is Chief Executive of Raystede, a fabulous animal welfare centre in East Sussex. I live in West Sussex with my family plus cats and my main hobby is supporting Everton FC.
I am committed to and passionate about enabling all people with learning disabilities and autism to have equality and the opportunity to live their best lives.
I love photography, the piano, performing, poetry, and watching football. I have been an Ambassador of Grace Eyre and now a Trustee as well. I am excited to be part of Grace Eyre’s projects such as Big Build.
I offer advisory support to the Executive team on service insight & lived experience.