The need for Sid Valley Help was identified by the Sidmouth Health & Care Forum in 2017 and it was set up by local residents and registered as a charity in 2019. We are very grateful for the support of Devon County Council, East Devon District Council, Sidmouth Town Council, the RD&E NHS Trust and the GPs at the Sid Valley Practice.
Sid Valley HELP's Management Group
Di Fuller - Chair & Trustee
Di is also chair of the Sid Valley Health and Care Forum.
Keith Gillanders - Treasurer & Trustee
Keith worked in energy and management consultancy in London and Exeter before moving to Sidmouth.
Peter McGauley - Trustee
Peter is the President of the Sidmouth Conference of the Vincent de Paul Society.
Deirdre Hounsom - Trustee
Deirdre is a Sidmouth Town Councillor and was Chair of the Sid Valley Neighbourhood Plan.
Adrian Ford - Finance Committee Member
Adrian ran a very successful campaign to raise funds for the South West's first Admiral Nurse.
Ron Peppin - Trustee
Ron worked in the telecoms industry in London before moving to Sidmouth in 2014.
Julie Turner - Management Group Member
Julie has worked in education for over 30 years. She was Deputy Head of a school in Somerset and most recently Headteacher in a school in West Berkshire. Currently she is a consultant and trainer for the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust and provides support on whole school leadership. She is particularly keen to encourage sustainable student mental health and wellbeing initiatives.
Amanda, Celia, Janet, Linda, Pat and Sonia are the team that run the drop-in social sessions and befriending service and we are indebted to them for their time.