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Caring can bring to the surface many emotions – both good and bad, all of which are a natural part of caring. Many carers they may feel that they have no one to talk and do not want to burden their friend and family.

Sometimes it can help to talk to people who are not emotionally involved with the situation and other carers who may be sharing similar experiences, thoughts and feelings.

    CHAIR Angie is a Hackney local. After obtaining a degree in Physics from Durham University she pursued a career in software development. Angie heard about CHCC through a member of her walking group. Angie developed a strong appreciation of the challenges faced by carers following her sister’s stroke.
    Originally from Nigeria, Cassim came to the UK in 2011. Cassim has a teaching qualification, a Masters in Cyber Security and works within the cybersecurity field. Cassim cares for both of his adult children.
    Dominic joined CHCC in January 2019 bringing with him over 13 years of experience working in the Financial Services sector. Dominic’s background is in lobbying and helping firms understand and work through regulatory change. Wanting to combine his industry experience and passion to make a difference, Dominic became interested in CHCC through ELBA’s BoardMatch5 initiative.
    TREASURER ​ Malcolm has an Honours degree in Chemistry from the University of St Andrews. He attended University College London where he gained his PhD. He is a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a Chartered Chemist, a Chartered Scientist and a Chartered Environmentalist. In addition to his role of Treasurer for CHCC, Malcolm is currently a Trustee of CHOICE in Hackney.
    Mary is one of the founders of the City and Hackney Carers Centre. She began her career as a staff nurse before transitioning into health visiting. Mary has experience caring for both of her in-laws and for her son. She understands first-hand the caring role and how demanding it can be at times. In addition to being a trustee for CHCC Mary also sits on the board of trustees for Choice in Hackney.
    Jonathan is one of our longest standing trustees. After reading law at the London School of Economics Jonathan practised in the City for many years. As well as sitting on the board at City & Hackney Carers, Jonathan is a trustee of Friends of the Elderly.
    Tess joined CHCC in July 2022. A chartered secretary by profession with a career in governance mainly in social housing but culminating in local authority democratic services. Tess took early retirement in 2020 to focus on caring for her partner following his severe stroke in 2018.


Unfortunately, referrals to our counselling service are paused due to a high volume of requests.

Please call 020 8533 0951 or e-mail if you would like to use our Listening Ear service.

We will re-open to counselling referrals at the end of April 2024.

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