Who We Are

Dementia Support South Lincs is led by a Board of Trustees who have a wide variety of professional skills – legal, administrative, personnel, accounting, events management. All our committee members are current or former carers of loved ones with dementia and so understand what it is like to live with the condition.

Our professional Dementia Support Workers are assisted by a group of loyal volunteers.

Dementia Support Workers

Kate Marshall

Dementia Specialist

Kate has been working with people affected by dementia since graduating with a social work/mental health degree in 1995. She worked in residential care in America and on returning to England in 2005 worked in the community for Alzheimer’s Society. Kate’s passion is promoting a better understanding of dementia and she has a particular interest in working with people living with early onset and early stage dementia.

Danie Crawley

Dementia Support Worker

I first started my career with Dementia Support South Lincs on a voluntary basis in 2013 whilst studying Health and Social Care at the University of Lincoln. On graduating in 2014 I came on board the Dementia Support team. I have gained so much knowledge during my time and had some fantastic experiences, which I know will only continue.

Sharon Scott

Dementia Support Worker

Sharon joined Dementia Support South Lincs in December 2017 from the Alzheimer’s Society where she worked as a Dementia Support Worker covering South Lincolnshire. She gained experience and knowledge working with health, social and local community organisations at NHS South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

Trustees

Alan Bulmer

Chair

After a career in Human Resource Management Alan became active in local organisations. He became involved with Dementia Support South Lincs following his wife’s dementia diagnosis. At a time of great challenge he discovered the strong support and friendship of a great group of people. Trusteeship has proved a rewarding challenge, an opportunity to “put something back” into this excellent organisation.

Jill Bemrose

Treasurer

In 2017 I retired from my role in finance and moved to Stamford. I wanted to be involved with a charity and heard about Dementia Support South Lincs. As my mother had dementia in her later years Dementia Support South Lincs was the obvious choice. As a Trustee I will promote the aims of the charity and work to continue the excellent services provided.

Sarah Westwood

Legal Advisor

Sarah has been a Trustee for three years, having been involved with Dementia Support South Lincs for seven years. As a solicitor with over a decade of experience of dealing with clients with dementia, Sarah is able to combine her assistance as a Trustee for Dementia Support South Lincs with vital advice about protecting what’s important to you both in terms of family and money.

Denis Bedford

Business Planning Commitee

In his working life, Denis was a mechanical design engineer, retiring at 60 to become a full-time carer for his wife, whom he nursed for seven years until her passing in 2014; he now wishes to give something back to a great cause and charity.

Claire Castle

Social Events Co-ordinator

Claire became involved with Dementia Support South Lincs after her Mum was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. “Being part of this special group has been such a great support to the whole family. I became a Trustee to give something back and help make a difference to our beneficiaries on their dementia journey”.

Kay Bunn

Social Events Co-ordinator

Kay discovered Kate Marshall and Dementia Support South Lincs when her partner was first diagnosed with vascular dementia. Involved from its inception Kay found the Square Hole Club to be a lifeline. Now a Trustee, Kay has found supporting this important charity satisfying and forging new friendships has become like a second family. She is pleased to be involved in nurturing its future.

Hazel Cox

Trustee

I was involved with DSSL in its early years. Prior to that I worked for many years for RNIB as a music braillist, having studied at The Royal Academy of Music. My mother is living with dementia and is in a local care home. I am now retired and, because of Mum, wanted to give a little back to support others. This is my second stint as a Trustee.