Estelle has worked extensively within the Third Sector ranging from national charities to local and community organisations and she is able to bring this knowledge to her work as Interim CEO with Trafford CIL. Estelle will work with Trafford CIL until summer 2018 were the focus of her work is to; build partnerships across the sector, and with commissioners and funders, to support the delivery of Trafford CIL services and to work closely with the Chair and board of trustees in the development of Trafford CIL strategic objectives.
Hello my name is Judy and I manage advocacy, brokerage and all the one-to-one case work here at Trafford CIL. I support my team in their work with disabled people needing our services. I am the independent care act advocate for vulnerable disabled adults in Trafford, who do not have family to speak for them, and make phone calls, send emails and attend meetings on their behalf.
Hello, my name is Batir and I am the information officer for Trafford CIL. My job role is to provide quality and accessible information to service users, look after all internal and external communications including our website and social media, work alongside my colleagues on all the different services that we offer and to lead on promoting and marketing Trafford CIL.
Hello my name is Sally and I have been part of the team at Trafford CIL since July 2015, I have dual roles mainly as a Support Broker assisting disabled people who have been given a Personal Budget either from the Local Authority or health Budget from the CCG, to source and cost the services they choose and put a support plan together. My second role is being the Finance & Maps officer which involves overseeing all the Income & Expenditure for the Organization is recorded correctly in our Sage Accounting system. This includes the processing of our in-house Managed accounts & Payroll MAPS services.
In my spare time I enjoy time with my family, attending Football matches, the Theatre and Music concerts.
My name is Sue Heaton and I am the Generic Advocate at Trafford CIL. I support disabled people that are referred to CIL or that refer themselves to the CIL with any issues that are a barrier in their lives. This could be help completing a form for benefits, writing letters or attending DWP assessments, tribunals, or court appearances. I support Disabled people to ensure that their voices and opinions are heard.
Hello, my name is Michael and I have been with Trafford CIL since 2013, I have two job roles here and they are:
Independent complaints advocate – to advocate for people who live in Trafford that have a complaint against an NHS service; GP, hospital, dentist, physiotherapy, and mental health services. Support includes letter writing , arranging resolution meetings, acting on instruction from client.
Support Broker - Supporting disabled people in Trafford to access support and care for their needs via personal budgets form the council and NHS, or through self-financing. We support clients access care, equipment, we support plan, add costing, support at assessments, review care and support annually.
This position is currently vacant.
I joined Trafford CIL in September 2014 as the TDAN Project Coordinator – a community role encouraging Trafford residents to access health and wellbeing activities. The role has allowed me to bring together previously learned skills from the 12 years’ experience I have of working with people with disabilities, along with an understanding of the local community having been brought up in the Trafford area. I really love the work I do and am truly inspired by the people I have the honour to meet every day.
In my spare time, I like to potter around my allotment or get together with friends. I also love to swim and snowboard and am a member of our local WI.
Hello, my name is Becky Simister and I am the project officer for the Skills for Care Project. I am a new member of staff as I started in April 2017. I’m really enjoying my time working here with the other staff, service users and partner organisations. I am learning a lot about people and what Trafford CIL brings to its community. Being part of that makes me feel proud.
In my spare time I enjoy socialising, shopping and catching up with my favourite TV Programmes.
My name is Clare and I am one of the Life Coaches here at Trafford CIL. Life coaching is all about helping someone to turn their DESIRE into a GOAL, identify OBSTACLES in their life and RESOURCES that will help them get to their goal, and making an ACTION PLAN to achieve it. A DESIRE is something you want and hope will happen to you, but a GOAL is more definite: it is something you plan and make effort to achieve for yourself.
My name is Ian and I am one of the Life Coaches here at Trafford CIL. Life coaching is all about helping someone to turn their DESIRE into a GOAL, identify OBSTACLES in their life and RESOURCES that will help them get to their goal, and making an ACTION PLAN to achieve it. A DESIRE is something you want and hope will happen to you, but a GOAL is more definite: it is something you plan and make effort to achieve for yourself.
Hello, my name is Janet and I am one of two part time receptions at Trafford CIL. I have worked for a charity before and find it to be a rewarding experience. As well as meeting and greeting visitors to the centre I often take referrals for different services we provide as well as send out information to individuals and organisations who want to find out more about the services we offer.
MY name is Rick and I'm a journalist with more than 25 years experience. At Trafford CIL my job involves writing the bi-monthly newsletter and press releases promoting the activities of the charity and the achievements of its service users. I became a volunteer because I wanted to "put something back", having overcome my own disability to achieve both academically and professionally. My hobbies include live theatre, cinema and meals out. I am also a keen supporter of Manchester City FC.
Hello my name is Phil Ballard, I use to be a service user before I became to volunteer in May 2015. I help run the coffee morning every Wednesday at Trafford CIL alongside two other volunteers. Trafford CIL is a brilliant charity who have given me help and advice with my own long term health conditions. At present I am doing some online studies via the centre and I have recently attended some training in First Aid, Moving and Handling and completed a course about computer skills. I really enjoy my role at Trafford CIL.
Hello my name is Paul Oddie and i am a local resident, I have been coming to Trafford CIL for a while and decided to become a TDAN volunteer. In my volunteer role I help with the coffee mornings every Wednesdays and our monthly health walks. I like volunteering because it helps me with my confidence and helps me to have more focus in life. This is not my first volunteer role, I have previously volunteered with Age Concern UK shop and Sands nightclub.
Hello my name is Alex and I’m a local resident. I have been coming to Trafford CIL for a while now to participate in activities with the Transitions Project. My volunteer role is to offer admin support to staff, I am hoping to gain some experience and build my confidence. I also volunteer at The National Football Museum in Manchester one day a week which I really enjoy. My interests are playing and watching football, I support Manchester United.