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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.

    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.
    Cassim is our service user representative. He cares for both of his adult children. Originally from Nigeria, Cassim came to the UK in 2011. Cassim has his teaching qualification and works as a Team Lead in a Supportive Housing Organisation for older people.
    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 Trustee for Choice in Hackney.
    CHAIR & SECRETARY 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 serving as acting chair, Jonathan is a trustee of Friends of the Elderly.
    John is a qualified Accountant and joined the CHCC Board of Trustees in January 2019. He has witnessed caring in various forms over the course of his life and is aware of the strain that caring can put on individuals. He is keen to support our service users through a combination of his practical work skills and personal experiences of caring.
    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.


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