In Control welcomes four new trustees to its board

In Control is delighted to welcome four new trustees to its board. As trustees their role will be to ensure good governance of the organisation and that it delivers on its charitable mission and objectives.

Elaine Cotterill brings a wealth of direct experience to the board as a graduate from our Partners in Policymaking 'All Together Better' course and as someone with 'lived' experience of the social care system with her husband John having a personal budget.

Clenton Farquharson has extensive knowledge around health and social care particularly in relation to equality and co-production due to both personal and professional experience. Clenton is also co-chair of Think Local Act Personal's Making it Real sub group and the National Co-production Advisory Group and a non-executive director of Healthwatch Birmingham and Community Navigator Services CIC.

Michael Walker a joined In Control's board to help give others the same opportunities he has had to change their lives by gaining control of their care. He has researched and written reports about people's direct experience of receiving support.

Samantha Clarke is passionate about supporting people to live independently. She is the chief executive of Inclusion North, a not-for-profit membership organisation to promote inclusion for people with learning disabilities and as such brings a wealth of skills, experience and knowledge to the team.

Three additional trustees, Richard Williams, Andrew Cozens, Jo Webber and Stuart Lane also joined the team in February 2013. You can read more about their experience in this news article.

Over the coming months we will be featuring more detailed profiles about our trustees and the work they are doing with In Control.

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Last Updated : 10 December 2013. Page Author: Laura Bimpson.