Treasurer & Trustee
Louise commenced a new role on 1st April at the Douglas Macmillan Hospice as the Volunteer Resource and Community Engagement Manager. There are over 900 volunteers supporting the Hospice, with Louise leading a team to support the volunteers and the volunteer managers & coordinators. Community Engagement is becoming more relevant within the Hospice Sector and Louise is leading on activities to build community capacity and resilience in the North Staffordshire area.
Prior to this post Louise has developed a volunteer programme with DMH and St Giles Hospice, working alongside care facilitators based in GP Practices throughout Stafford and Cannock, supporting a memory service and senior life project within the practice and community and volunteer programmes at Douglas Macmillan Hospice and Claire House Children’s Hospice. The programmes included roles within fundraising; retail and administration in addition to roles working directly with patients and carers: hands on care; complementary therapies; counselling and bereavement support; working in communities and homes. Previously Louise worked for Caudwell Children as a Volunteer Projects Fundraiser.
Louise has a strong interest and passion for empowering volunteers and developing roles within the community to enable patients and carers to have increased choices. She has recently completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Community Practice at Staffordshire University.
In her spare time Louise enjoys taking her dog Nelly for a walk with her husband Alex and travelling to visit new countries and experience new cultures. Louise is a Girl Guiding leader running a Brownie unit and supporting the volunteers with a Rainbow unit.