The Team

Our small core team based in Liverpool work day-to-day to plan and deliver the projects and partnerships that connect people and build communities across Liverpool. We 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 manages 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 about what we do, are interested in Love Your Neighbour, or have press or general enquiries.

Email
[email protected]

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.

Email
[email protected]

Abbie Beckett - Programmes Coordinator (Social Clubs)

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.

Email
[email protected]

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. 

Email
[email protected]

Emily Clarke - Director of Development (The Cares Family)

Emily leads The Cares Family's fundraising – developing partnerships, galvanising people to take on fundraising challenges, supporting individual donors and leading our Liverpool Cares fundraising.

Contact Emily if... your business or organisation wishes to partner with Liverpool Cares.

Email
[email protected]

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 and South 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. 

Email
[email protected]

Alex Smith - Founder/CEO (The Cares Family)

Alex founded the Cares Family in 2011 and has led its growth to Liverpool in 2018. 

Contact Alex if... you would like to partner with Liverpool Cares or for any other information.

Email
[email protected]

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