“I strongly believe that it is important that people with disabilities do not lose their voice & independence; especially those with long term disabilities. I hope to be able to support people in the local community.”
Aaron has lived and worked in the Kingston area for 23 years and has had experience of using both the local health authority and South West London Trust services – prior to this Aaron had personal experience both as a disabled person and as a carer in navigating local authority health and social services from my home town in Essex; so helping disabled people in Kingston is something that is very important to me and I’m delighted to be able to get involved. Aaron is a qualified accountant and will assist KCIL with ensuring that resources are directed and used in the best way for the benefit of the service’s users.
Lawrie is the longest serving member of KCIL’s Board of Trustees and was our Treasurer for many years. He is now Acting Treasurer again whilst we recruit a new financial Trustee.
He is a qualified Chartered Accountant; lives in Berkshire; was Bursar at the local Hinchley Wood School; currently Chairs the Governing Board of a special school in Sussex for children with cerebral palsy; and a long time ago was deputy leader of Kingston Council.
Trisha worked in the voluntary sector in Kingston for several years as a project worker for volunteers with learning disabilities and mental health issues. She has also represented residents on all sorts of issues in her role as a councillor for RBK for the last eighteen years.
Kezia has worked for the sight loss charity Thomas Pocklington Trust, for 5 years, campaigning alongside blind and partially sighted people for better access, inclusion and services. She became a KCIL trustee in order to support the fantastic work they do for people with disabilities in Kingston
Batcho helps with many of KCIL’s trips. Here she is, on the right, with KCIL members in Kew Gardens.