Spokespeople

Carers Trust has a range of expert spokespeople available for comment or interview. Please contact the Press Team to request an interview.
 
Andrew Cozens CBE, Chair

Andrew has more than 30 years experience in social care in the public and voluntary sectors. He is currently Strategic Adviser, Children Adults and Health Services for the Improvement and Development Agency for local government and spent ten years as a director of social services in Gloucestershire and Leicester. He can talk on a range of issues related to social care, carers and the third sector. 

Thea Stein, Chief Executive
 
Thea is Chief Executive and the main spokesperson for Carers Trust. She joined the Trust in this role in September 2012. Thea has spent more than 20 years working for Health Authorities, Health Boards and Local Authorities in England and Scotland. She is able to discuss all issues relating to carers and the work of Carers Trust.
 
POLICY
 
Moira Fraser, Director of Policy and Research
 
Moira is available to talk about policy and legislation, specialist carers’ services such as mental health carers’ support, third sector, funding issues and carers’ rights.
 
Ben Cavanagh, Policy and Public Affairs Manager
 
Ben manages our relations with Parliamentarians and the political parties making sure that carers' issues are at the heart of national debates. 
 
Anna Morris, Senior Policy Manager (young carers and young adult carers)
 
Coming soon...
 
 
 
SCOTLAND
 
Florence Burke, Director for Scotland
 
Florence joined The Trust in March 2008, after 11 years with CEiS (Community Enterprise in Scotland), providing tailored support to social economy organisations, such as Carers’ Centres and leading on a range of regeneration initiatives. Florence is our main spokesperson for carers' issues in Scotland.
 
Louise Morgan, Development Manager (Young Carers - Scotland)
 
Louise works with all the young carers’ projects in Scotland and with the Scottish Government to develop new services and legislation to support young carers. She can speak about every aspect of issues affecting young carers.
 
WALES
 
Simon Hatch, Director for Wales

Simon became Director of Wales in July 2013 having spent 4 years as Director at Samaritans in Wales and 8 years as Director at Parkinson’s UK Cymru.

Simon works across the Third Sector in Wales and links with Welsh Government, Local Health Boards and our local Network Partners and is able to discuss all issues relating to services for unpaid carers, home care and the work of Carers Trust in Wales. (Welsh speaker available on request)