Meet the Team

Stanley Grange Community Association (SGCA) is managed by a strong, experienced and committed management committee of trustees. Committee members are volunteers who contribute significant amounts of their time and also support fundraising activity. The management committee of trustees meets every 6 weeks.

SGCA is led by Karen Riding, Chair of the trustee board. Karen has 23 years’ experience in education including various leadership roles. Currently she works in an advisory role working to ensure children with autism are well supported in mainstream schools. Being a teacher and parent of an autistic son gives her a unique insight into the challenges faced. Karen meets regularly with the Managing Director of Future Directions, Paula Braynion.

SGCA management committee includes the following trustees;

Mary O’Toole (Secretary) is a specialist in learning disabilities with relationships with many universities

Roger Lee (Treasurer) was Chief Accountant for a large UK knitting machine makers with a daughter living at Stanley Grange for 19 years.

Anthony Dearden is Chief Executive of the Calico, which provides housing for people with learning difficulties and is a qualified accountant.

Mike Keighley was formerly the Chief Executive of the Meath Epilepsy Trust. Mike originally trained as LD & MH nurse, he has held a number of Director posts in the NHS & Social Care, and was a Special Advisor to CQC

John Leng is Managing Director of Leng Joiners and oversees property development and maintenance projects

David Bell is former Export and Sales manager for global oil and gas markets and has a daughter living at Stanley Grange for 17 years

Jenny Dagnall has a son living at Stanley Grange, and supports the development of The Garden Centre and environmental projects on site

Eileen Porter has a daughter living at Stanley Grange and is a regular visitor to site, providing support to other trustees when needed

Friends and Family Forum
The Friends and Family Forum is an initiative of the Stanley Grange Community Association and brings together family members with Future Direction Managers, carers and SGCA trustees.  A representative from Future Directions attends the forum, both to update everyone on developments in relation to the care provided and to listen to any issues or concerns that forum members have. The forum meets at least four times per year.

Future Directions CIC, Stanley Grange Management Team

Andrea Morley is the Projects Manager, working on behalf of the Trustees of Stanley Grange Community Association. Her role includes business development, partnerships, fundraising and marketing.

Liam Pemberton is the Activities Coordinator, funded by The National Lottery Communities Fund.

Liam works alongside our care partner Future Directions CIC to develop a diverse programme of activities, focussing on partnerships and engagement and re-establishing links with the wider community.

Dave Ferrier is the Assistant Operations Director for Future Directions CIC. He supports the on-site management team at Stanley Grange.

Bev Reynolds is the Administrator