Jennifer Twist, CEO
Jennifer joined Care for the Carers in 2006, becoming CEO in 2012. Jennifer has over 10 years’ experience of working with carers, partners and stakeholders to champion carers’ rights and achieve the services and support that they need and deserve. Throughout her career, she has focused on care, working in both voluntary and commercial sectors, and particularly specialising in caring for vulnerable older people and supporting unpaid carers.
Senior Management Team
Jo Egan, Director of Services
Jo joined Care for the Carers in March 2016. She has over 15 years’ experience working in the voluntary sector, in the areas of domestic violence, mental health, well-being, carers, and young people. At Care for the Carers, Jo is the strategic lead for direct services, counselling, safeguarding, outcomes measurement, and database development.
Stephanie Blake, Finance and Office Manager
Stephanie is a fully qualified Accounting Technician and AAT member with more than 10 years’ post-qualification experience. Stephanie’s career started in practice with the management of several nursing homes and later moved to the education sector where she held the position of school business manager. Stephanie’s skills ensure Care for the Carers financial resources are optimised and office systems continue to be efficient and effective.
Our dedicated team of support workers deliver Care for the Carers’ direct services to carers, including Carers Hub, support and advice, groups, training and counselling. The team brings an extensive and varied background of skills and knowledge to their work, including previous experience of advice work in a range of settings, social work, and counselling.
At the heart of our team is a small group of staff dedicated to the running of Care for the Carers as a charity. They work hard to create a welcoming environment at our Carers Centre and keep everything running smoothly behind the scenes, as well as keeping people informed through our social media, website and publications and raising awareness through campaigns and working with community partners.