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Sam Caseley is a drama facilitator, writer and co-artistic director of The Herd Theatre. His work is predominantly with and for young people, and he has extensive experience of working with young people with a learning disability. Sam is currently working on projects with Croydon Council, Hull Truck Theatre and the British Council.
Lou Errington is Grants Manager at the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Previously she worked in general management, specialising in participatory and disability arts and supporting emerging artists of all backgrounds.
Sarah is a researcher at NatCen Social Research, Britain’s largest independent research organisation, where she focuses on evaluation projects and housing research. Prior to this Sarah worked on research and evaluation projects aimed at improving access to the arts.
Simon is a research fellow at Birkbeck, University of London, where he writes, among other things, about the history of learning disability. He is also the editor of Community Living, a magazine about learning disability. In his spare time he can often be found watching dance at venues such as Sadler’s Wells.
Lloyd is Access Advisor to the Trustees and works at Mencap headquarters in London.
Helen Stephens – Treasurer
Helen is a chartered accountant and works for Saffery Champness LLP in the Charities Team. Until a few years ago she was a keen dancer herself but now prefers to spectate and support.
Hugh has worked with the charity sector for over 15 years as a Project Coordinator, a Programmes Manager for a local authority grant programme, and as a Policy and Learning officer with the Big Lottery Fund. Hugh has a keen interest in performing arts, literature and theatre and is particularly interested in the power of the arts to communicate, rehabilitate and build bridges of understanding between individuals and communities.