Our Board of Trustees is Help & Care’s governing body. It is formed by five members who volunteer their time to supervise and ensure the organisation is well managed, follows legal requirements, and operates with agreed policies and budget.
Adrian Dawson CHAIR OF TRUSTEES
Adrian has worked in the NHS for 38 years. He qualified as a doctor and has worked in hospital and general practice.
While working abroad for a small voluntary sector organisation he developed an interest in the health needs of populations and communities and began a career in public health.
He has worked at senior level in NHS Management in Dorset for many years, retiring in 2013.
He retains an interest in the use of research and evidence for promoting people's health.
Ann is an experienced occupational therapist and strategic leader with 30 years experience working across the voluntary and statutory sectors in health and social care . She has a proven track record in business transformation, quality improvement, innovation, performance management and team leadership. Her career has been based around London and the home counties and her decade as chief executive of a charity in London will provide valuable experience to draw upon in her trustee role. She relocated to Hampshire a few years ago and took up a role with Dorset CCG where she came into contact with Help & Care.
Claire’s career spans over 30 years working in the health and care sector in public, private and not for profit organisations . The roles she has held include Executive Director, and as a nationwide consultant. Assignments have often involved developing transformation strategies and making the money work. She has specific experience in safeguarding adults work as a safeguarding board Chair, a LGA professional adviser and being independently commissioned to undertake complex investigations.
She is currently exploring circularity and sustainability in the health and social care economy. She likes to find time to get on her sailing boat or make music with her flute.
Roger grew up in West Howe, Bournemouth graduated from the NHS Management Training Scheme and became Chief Executive at Dorset HealthCare Trust in 1992 which, under his leadership became one of the best performing mental health trusts in the country. Roger was made an honorary doctor of education at Bournemouth University last year. A member of Littledown Harriers and veteran of more than 30 marathons, he hopes to take part in two races this year, the London Marathon and up a mountain in Switzerland.
Ted Taylor retired in 1993 after spending his working life as a Youth Worker, first for Bournemouth Council and then for Dorset County Council.
Ted joined Help and Care as a Trustee in 1993 after recognising the charity’s positive thinking towards older people. He has since devoted his energies to ensuring that older people remain involved and that Help and Care services and actions are based on their needs and concerns.
Terry has been an accountant for most of his professional life, and has worked for several large corporations before deciding to become a self-employed accountant, helping companies battle with new systems, regulations, and general management accounting challenges, on a part time basis. One such appointment was in fact at Help and Care!
He has also spent many years as a professional/semi-professional pianist, having passed grade 8 pianoforte and theory of music at the age of 14. He has played at many venues in the area, and also the Albert Hall, and the Royal Yacht.
His wife Anne is a GP who now works at Guys Marsh prison in Shaftesbury. She was recently awarded an MBE for her services to the improvement of mental health in children. She also pioneered a local befriending service in conjunction with the volunteering charity WRVS to boost emotional well-being.