Emma has joined National Voices’ Wellbeing Our Way programme as Regional Coordinator for Greater Manchester. Wellbeing Our Way supports community and voluntary organisations to enable people to manage their health in ways which matter to them by sharing good practice and empowering change. Emma has over 20 years' experience of working and volunteering in health and community organisations, leading on local, regional and national programmes. Emma’s roles have predominantly seen her based in the Voluntary Sector although she has also worked in local authorities and the Department of Health. Most recently Emma has worked for Regional Voices coordinating projects across Yorkshire and Humber as well as delivering on the Realising the Value programme with NHS England. In her spare time Emma runs Shared Harmonies Community Interest Company.
Michael Bourke is Membership Manager at National Voices and leads on all membership activities for the organisation. He is the coordinator of the Local Influencing and Campaigning Network and leads on member engagement and recruitment. Please contact him to discuss your existing membership or to find out more about joining our coalition.
Prior to joining National Voices, Michael was Communications and Membership Officer at Irish in Britain, a charity leading in culturally-specific care models for BAME communities. Previous to this he has worked in the charity sector here in London, a Government Department in Ireland and a marketing body in Denmark.
Pia has worked for the organisation since 2004 when it was still the Long-term Conditions Alliance. She balances giving PA support to an extremely busy chief executive with supporting the National Voices’ team with administration support. This includes involvement in finance, membership, purchasing, events, diary management and day to day troubleshooting.
Holly Dawson has been the Communications and Membership Officer for National Voices since March 2016. She works on external and member communications, including the website, newsletter, media relations and social media. Holly has worked for voluntary organisations since graduating with a degree in Psychology from the University of Oxford. Her previous roles were in communications, campaigns and volunteer management within a small learning disability charity.
Sarah Hutchinson is Policy Advisor at National Voices, focusing on the work of the Five Year Forward View People and Communities Board. She previously worked in policy and research at St Mungo’s Broadway, focusing on improving access to healthcare for homeless people, and on addressing women’s homelessness. She has also worked as policy officer at women’s charity Platform 51. Sarah has a doctorate in social policy.
Natalie leads National Voices’ Wellbeing Our Way programme. Wellbeing Our Way aims to make a practical difference to how charities, community groups and wider health and care organisations enable people to live well: using communities of practice to spread person-centred approaches like peer support and supporting self management so that people with ongoing mental and physical health needs have as much independence, optimism and control as possible at all stages of their lives.
When previously working in health and care commissioning, Natalie utilised innovative outreach approaches to engage less heard groups of young people. Natalie has a background in social work, and holds a postgraduate foundation certificate in systemic practice.
Andrew McCracken is Head of Communications at National Voices and leads on external communications and membership for the organisation. Prior to joining National Voices, Andrew was Head of PR and Communications at London South Bank University. He previously led the Public Affairs function at the Royal College of Physicians and has held a number of communications positions within the NHS.
Don Redding is Director of Policy for National Voices, the coalition of national health and social care charities working to bring service user voice into policy making in England. He has led National Voices’ work on integrated care, including the production of five ‘narratives’ demonstrating what people themselves want from ‘person centred coordinated care’. This has helped define the purpose of integration across all system leading bodies and in local areas, and Don remains engaged with the integration pioneers programme. Don also led the development of National Voices’ position statement, ‘Person Centred Care 2020’. He is currently part of the Realising the Value programme working with NHS England to develop a new articulation of value in health and care, based on what matters most to people and communities to inform the NHS Five Year Forward View. A former social care journalist, Don has worked for leading national voluntary organisations since 1991, and was previously head of policy and communications for Picker Institute Europe.
Jeremy Taylor is chief executive of National Voices, the national coalition of health and care charities for England. Jeremy acts as a representative, expert advisor, writer, commentator and speaker on issues that National Voices champions, especially person centred care, and patient and public engagement.