We currently have 12 trustees working with us to help provide and maintain the dedicated service to the carers of Camden and the staff of Camden Carers Centre.

Chair
Shelia Porrit

Sheila Porritt has lived in Camden for forty years. Her children grew up in the Borough. Her daughter is a Camden Councillor and her son an Officer in the Metropolitan Police. Sheila is a carer for her mother, who has Alzheimer’s. Her mother lives outside the Borough in Hampshire. Sheila helped write and edited Hampshire’s ‘Carers Strategy’. She is a now Co-Chair of the Implementation Board ‘Identifying and Recognising Carers’ and sits on the ‘Carers Communications and Charter’ Board. She is also a member of Hampshire County Council’s Co-Production Group, which is seeking ways of maintaining services while dealing with Government financial cuts. Sheila sat on the Board of London-based national charity ‘Soundaround’, which produced an audio web magazine for the blind and partially sighted. Sheila’s career has been in broadcasting. First as a regulator for commercial television and radio: then as Programme Manager of Channel 4 Television: subsequently setting up and running one of London’s most successful radio stations, Melody FM (now Magic FM) as its Managing Director. Hanson plc owned the franchise and Sheila headed the company’s Media Division. During her time there, she lobbied No 10 on behalf of commercial radio and was responsible for the inclusion of ‘Public Interest Tests’ in the latest version of the ‘Broadcasting Act’. She was Chair of Commercial Radio’s ‘Audience Survey and Research Board’ and a member of its ‘Industrial Relations’ and ‘Copyright’ Boards. She was invited to Europe to speak at International Conferences and as a judge on International Programming Awards panels.


Vice Chair
Bee Lee 

My working background in leadership and delivery in the banking sector with emphasis on governance, due diligence and people management, enhanced with my personal experience as a carer motivated me to be a trustee of Camden Carers Services (CCS). I hope I am able to add value to the wonderful and dedicated services that CCS provide to carers.


Treasurer
Prakash Kurup

“Kash” is a Chartered Accountant and MBA and a fellow and life member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.
He recently retried after 30 years in Private practice as Audit Partner & Director in several firms of Chartered Accountants in London and Bahrain. During that period he advised many SME businesses from all industry sectors and Not for Profit clients on all Financial matters including Accounting Standards, Audit, Corporate Finance, Business and Strategic planning, Corporate recovery and Business Tax.
He is currently Trustee and Treasurer to two other London Arts charities; Border Crossings and Akademi.


Trustee
Anita Berlin

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Trustee
Desmond Walcott

Over the years I have had a variety of jobs. One that stays with me is a job I had as a young man of 19, working for a hospital in Tottenham, as a porter. Part of my role was to give information to patients and visitors. This gave me great skills which have subsequently helped me to navigate around the support that I can access via the National Health Service at any hospital.


Trustee
Hwee Pee

With many years of experience in various banking and finance roles in the City, I have a strategic yet pragmatic approach to problem-solving. One of my lifelong personal motivators has been learning to inspire others. It is that desire to make a difference to the people around me that I volunteered to be a Business Mentor to young people in the Princes Trust and till today, I am still active in my bank’s Mentoring Scheme. Having lived in the vibrant Camden for many years, I joined Camden Carers Centre in 2015, wanting to give something back to my local community. There is much more to be done to support social care in this country in the next few years. The outstanding work that the organisation does continues to inspire my volunteering involvement as a trustee.


Trustee
James Dadge

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Trustee
Jacky Spigel

Having spent most of my working life in selling foreign language rights for publishers I made a big career change 9 years ago and accepted the post of Parent Participation Manager in Lewisham at the charity Contact a Family. I became Project Manager supporting a staff team to enable and empower families of children with disabilities. My personal experience as a carer of my daughter who has severe learning disabilities and complex needs was the inspiration that guided me. I became involved in Camden Carers Centre 12 years ago as a volunteer and have chaired Camden Carer’s Voice since 2016. My reason for becoming a CCC Trustee is that I believe my work/life experience can contribute to the ongoing success of this wonderful charity.


Trustee
Suzanne Curry

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Trustee
Sophie Lalor-Harbord

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Trustee
Tayo Adehin

Tayo is 27 years old and cares for her mother who was diagnosed with Schizophrenia when Tayo was just 14. She was offered support as a young carer but declined because she felt there was a stigma attached to this. Tayo began accessing support for her caring role when she was 23 and has since been very vocal about appropriate support that is needed for young and young adult carers. Tayo is extremely creative and in 2016 she was awarded a carers grant that enabled her to set up her own clothing business, designing and making modern clothing from traditional African fabrics. This has grown from strength to strength and she now makes clothes for people in many countries around the world. She said that being self-employed is perfect as she can focus on her caring role while doing something that she really enjoys. She also said that it has been a great way to bond with her mother and strengthen their relationship. 


Trustee
Tibor Gold

I am from Hungary and came to the UK at the age of 15. I have lived in Camden since 1967. My professional career has been as a solicitor and patent attorney specialising in technology law. In parallel I have been very active in the voluntary sector in various roles including over 10 years as a trustee in local charities. I have become increasingly aware of the burning issues of an aging population, underfunding of social care and the burdens of carers struggling with e.g. dementia and disability in general. CCC is doing a great job supporting carers and I hope to contribute to its continued success and growth.  

Camden Carers Centre is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1042757 and company number 2956383 at Charlie Ratchford Resource Centre, Belmont Street, London NW1 8HF. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
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