Mike Lee FRSA, RJDip (Lon) – Team Leader

Mike has a background in managing in both private and third sector organisations and has held a senior management position at Independent Advocacy for six years. He has the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, BCFS and he is both a SFEDI and ILM Gold Standard Business Advisor.

Alison Porter – Appointee Officer

Alison has been an Appointee Officer for 3 years with Independent Advocacy having previously worked as a care home manager for 6 years. Alison has a BA and holds a post graduate Certificate of Management Studies in Health. She has a comprehensive knowledge of the benefits system.

Callum Ashworth – Appointee Officer

Callum Ashworth holds a first class honours degree in Humanities and Critical Studies, Callum has recently completed his MA in Cultural History, Memory and Identity. He has worked in finance, covering areas such as savings and investments, life insurance, mortgages and health insurance.

Maggie - Appointee Officer

Maggie joined the charity in 2015, working as an advocate. In April 2018, she moved into the finance hub to take up the role of Appointee. Her previous work history was Mental Health nursing; having worked in the NHS for twenty six years. She holds a BSC hons degree in Health Studies.

Sharon Giles - Support Worker

Sharon has been a support worker with Independent Advocacy for three years. She supports clients by shopping, cleanings, attending appointments with them and much more.

Hazel Sweetman- Support Worker

Hazel has worked for Independent Advocacy for 9 years as a Finance Officer and support worker. Before she joined IA she was was a builder and plumber for 8 years and previous to that a legal PA to a Solicitor for 18 years. She enjoys knitting and sewing, listening to music and catching up with the Archers!

Dawn - Support Worker