Ruth Hobbs - Chair of Directors








Tina Emery - Vice Chair of Directors

Hi I'm Tina and I'm a married Mum with 2 Children. My youngest has special educational needs.

I have supported the forum since June 2014 and I also run a monthly support group in Wells and an EduCarers group in Wells.

I love doing what I do. Signposting parent carers to services, which helps them to gain confidence and allows them to independently find their way.

                                      I have also worked in Education and Social Care. 



      Kerry Leydon - Director

      Hi, I'm Kerry. I am a married mum of 2 children. My eldest has special educational needs.

      I love working with the forum in my spare time, which has led me to run a monthly group for

      other parent carers, to provide information and support.



  Claire David - Steering group member







              Richard Hobbs - Steering group member

              Hi I'm Richard. I am a Father of 2 children, both with additional needs.

              I have  experience in Managment, IT, and Health & Social Care. I enjoy using these

              skills, along with the experiences of being a Dad, to further the voice of parent carers

              in Somerset in both Health and Local Authority meetings. I also enjoy the opportunity to meet other parent carers in Somerset and chat about our experiences.



              Tanith Barret - Steering group member

              Hi I'm Tanith. I'm a mother of 3 children, of which 2 have learning difficulties

              and medical needs. I enjoy helping with Drop-ins and being able to share my knowledge

              of available services with parents, in my spare time.




Claire Cole - Steering group member

Hello, I’m Claire and I am a married mother of 3 children and 2 step children. My eldest son has Special Needs. 

I have supported the forum in different capacities since 2012 working around my family. I run a support group in Bridgwater and in Wellington alongside Claire David.  I also attend meetings within various services to feedback what works for parents and what needs improving. I enjoy being part of a team where you can make a difference to other parent carers and the services that we all access. I feel that it’s a great privilege to work together with parents and to support one another when we all need it most.







Julie Moule - Forum Representative









Bev Burling - Forum Representative



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