Bolton Carers Support is a registered charity which was established in 1994 to provide independent information and support for local carers, and to raise awareness generally of the needs of carers.
Meet the Staff Team
Michelle Clarke, Chief Officer
Michelle supervises the staff team, and oversees all areas of our work. Michelle is also responsible for securing funding to maintain and develop Bolton Carers Support’s services.
Glynis O’Grady, Carers Connect Co-ordinator
Glynis oversees the home visiting and telephone befriending service for older carers, and co-ordinates short courses and carers cafe's in different areas of Bolton, recruiting volunteers to assist with these areas of work.
Bev Strang, Information and Telephone Helpline Officer
Bev is responsible for our publications, including the Carers Contact newsletter, Health Matters booklet and Carers Wealth Check booklet. Bev produces Carers Fact-sheets on a wide range of topics.
Georgette Kay, Health Linkworker
Georgette works with health and social care professionals to raise awareness of carers needs. Georgette does presentations, training and updates the Carers Notice-Boards in GP surgeries.
Peter Harmer, Outreach Worker
Peter co-ordinates a regular programme of outings, events and informal training sessions for carers. Peter also identifies ‘hidden carers’ (those who are not currently in touch with services) through outreach work.
Ann Brown, Administrative and Finance Worker
Ann ensures the smooth running of office systems and maintains the accounts for the organisation, overseeing petty cash, cheque requests and payroll. Ann also enters details of new carers on the Carers Register.
Bolton Carers Support is managed on a day-to-day basis by the Chief Officer, but overall responsibility for the organisation lies with the Management Committee. The Committee meets every 3 months to monitor the work and set the overall direction for Bolton Carers Support.
Current trustees are:
Trixie Halls – Chair
Enid Brooks - Vice-Chair
Reinhard Benischke - Honorary Treasurer
We are very fortunate to have the support of volunteers who help with the Carers Connect project and Outreach Work.