Historically we have provided a varied programme of fully inclusive and accessible clubs and social activities for disabled children and young people aged between 9 and 25. However, due to developments in our project work, we have recently extended our provision to include younger children from the age of 5 and ‘older’ people over the age 25, with no upper age limit.
We achieve this by:
Mary Hyde – Chair
Hello, I’m Mary.
It was through Rick that I became involved in Live! several years ago. I am Chair of Live!’s Trustees.
I’m married to Rod and we have two sons, Rick and Robert. Rick is in supported housing in Chester; I think New Scene is possibly his second home!
Rob lives in London with his wife Louise, and two young sons – Olly and Woody.
I have just retired from a primary school in Runcorn, where I was SENCO. This means I’ve now (theoretically) more time for Live! as well as for establishing Chester Care Co-op and playing some golf.
It’s great to be involved in Live! – there is so much going on and people are so happy.
Richard Lewis – Treasurer
I am a trained horticulturalist trained at the prestigious Writtle Agricultural College in Essex in Commercial Horticulture. After spells of working at the government experimental station at Luddington EHS, Stratford on Avon, the ICI orchard Facility at Fernhurst and in Kent as a fruit farm manager I joined the Welsh College of Horticulture in 1986 as a lecturer teaching a wide range of subjects. During my time at the Celyn he set up and ran the “school of practical skills” which provided opportunities and training in land based subjects for students with learning difficulties and disabilities. I moved to Glyndwr University in 2009 and retired as Senior Lecturer in Rural studies in 2018.
Carolyn Garton – Secretary
Andrina Dunbar – Trustee
Dawn Lewis – Trustee
Our Staff Team
Debi Whittaker – CEO
Roisin Dunbar – Senior Coordinator
Karen Bedwell – Senior Coordinator and Play Offer Manager
Sarah – Payroll & Accounts
Andy – Adult Offer Manager
Kathy – Teen Offer Manager
Paul – Duke of Edinburgh and cycle project coordinator
Andrea – Social Action Project Coordinator
Zach – Cycle Project Apprentice
Sophie – Youth Worker
Kim – Youth Worker
Joe – Youth Worker
Janie – Youth Worker
Vickie – Youth Worker
Beth – Youth Worker
Linzi – Youth Worker
Martin – Caretaker
Sylvia – Cleaner
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