About us Our team Staff CEO Jennifer Twist BA (Hons) MA 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 BA (Hons) – 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 AAT qualified – Finance and Office Manager Stephanie is a qualified Accounting Technician 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. She also enjoys a voluntary role as treasurer for a local church. Stephanie’s skills ensure Care for the Carers financial resources are optimised and office systems continue to be efficient and effective. Operations Team Our dedicated team of support workers deliver Care for the Carers’ direct services to carers, including Gateway, 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. Partnerships Team The Partnerships Team plays a cross cutting role within the organisation and builds strong working relationships with our partners. The team is responsible for enabling unpaid carers to share their views and experiences through our Carers Voices Network and represent carers at a strategic level. We keep people informed through our social media, website and publications and raise awareness of unpaid carers through our campaigns and Carer Friendly Community work. Office staff and administration 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 the Carers Centre and keep everything running smoothly behind the scenes.