The Team

Our small core team work day-to-day to plan and deliver the projects and partnerships that connect people and build communities across Liverpool. We're based out of Baltic Creative CIC, in the heart of the Baltic Triangle. We also have support from colleagues working in The Cares Family.

To contact us to get involved, or if you have a query, please see our email addresses below.

Jess Dyson-Houghton - Head of Programmes

Jess leads the team at Liverpool Cares, and also leads our one-to-one friendship matching programme, Love Your Neighbour. Jess was previously part of the management team at a nursing home and also managed bookshops for a national chain. 

Contact Jess if... you want to know more Liverpool Cares, if you or your organisation want to work with Liverpool Cares, or with general enquiries. 

Rachael Treacher - Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator

Rachael manages our volunteer network, and leads on reaching older neighbours across Liverpool – introducing them to Liverpool Cares and our programmes. Rachael was previously a freelance projects manager, delivering community arts, health and wellbeing schemes and events across the Liverpool city region.

Contact Rachael if... you'd like to know more about volunteering with Liverpool Cares, or would like to speak to us about outreach in Liverpool.

Abbie Beckett - Social Clubs Coordinator

Abbie leads on designing and delivering our Social Clubs programme for our growing network of younger and older neighbours. Abbie previously worked at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital as an inside theatre care assistant, working alongside the scrub team and surgeons to keep operations running smoothly.

Contact Abbie if... you’d like to hear more about our Social Clubs, have an idea for a group activity or would like to get involved.

Alice Taylor - Love Your Neighbour Coordinator

Alice manages our Love our Neighbour programme, which aims to create genuine, long-lasting friendships trough connecting younger and older neighbours across Liverpool. Previously Alice coordinated tuition interventions for primary schools across Greater Manchester.

Contact Alice if... you'd like to know more about the Love Your Neighbour programme or would like to refer an older person to be part of it.

Rachael Forde - Development Coordinator

Rachael supports individual donors, manages our fundraising events and cheers on Liverpool Cares' challenge fundraisers. Previously Rachael led physical exercise classes for older neighbours and developed falls prevention strategies for Trafford.

Contact Rachael if... you want to hold a fundraising event, donate to, or take on a challenge for Liverpool Cares. 

Catrin Thomas - Head of Development (The Cares Family)

Cat supports the development team and leads on Trusts and Foundations for The Cares Family; Liverpool Cares and our sibling charities North London Cares, South London Cares, Manchester Cares and East London Cares. Previously, Cat was a Fundraising Manager at Pause. 

Ellenor Baron - Director of Development (The Cares Family)

Ellenor develops corporate partnerships, supports our individual donors and coordinates the fundraising strategy across The Cares Family; Liverpool Cares and our sibling charities, North London Cares, South London Cares, Manchester Cares and East London Cares. Previously, Ellenor worked as Head of Major Gifts at The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women.

Charlie Jamieson - Director of Programmes (The Cares Family)

Charlie coordinates our programmatic strategy at Liverpool Cares and at our sibling charities Manchester Cares, North London Cares, South London Cares and East London Cares.  Previously, she managed our business partnerships at North and South London Cares and prior to that, led the Social Clubs programme at South London Cares. 

Alex Smith - Founder/CEO (The Cares Family)

Alex is CEO and founder of Liverpool Cares, North London Cares, South London Cares, Manchester Cares and East London Cares. He was formerly an aide to Ed Miliband and editor of one of the biggest political websites in the UK. He is a governor at Holloway School and was a volunteer in Camden during the 2012 Olympics. He has been awarded two UnLtd social enterprise awards for his work founding North London Cares in 2011 and South London Cares in 2014. 

Contact Alex if... you have a media enquiry or would like to partner with Liverpool Cares.

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