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Forum Central is a partnership of Leeds Older People’s Forum, Physical and Sensory Impairment (PSI) Network, Tenfold (learning disabilities forum) and Volition (mental health forum). Each of these organisations is a registered charity, and is overseen by a board of trustees.


Tenfold’s board is currently made up of managers, directors, service coordinators and chief executives of organisations that work with people with learning disabilities, and a Leeds City Councillor.

Angela BeecroftCIC
Philip BramsonAdvonet
Madeleine FahyThrough the Maze, Connect in the North
Alison KaySt Anne's
Adam OgilvieLeeds City Councillor
Andy RawnsleyAspire CBSChair
Zoe BawnUnited Response
Nichola VerityPeople in Action

Leeds Older People’s Forum

Leeds Older People’s Forum is made up of older people and managers, chief executive and project workers from some of the forum’s member organisations – all of which work with older people.

* Older person
Bill Rollinson M.B.E.*IndividualChair
Cherril Cliff*IndividualVice Chair
John Welham*IndividualVice Chair
Gerry Deacon*IndividualTreasurer
Susan Chesters* Relatives and Residents Association
Carole Gosden*Individual
Bronwen Holden* Leeds Hospital Alert
Margaret Bell*Individual
Jean Townsend*Individual
Ruth CornelissenCare & Repair Leeds
Tricia Gradys*Richmond Hill Elderly Action
Heather O'DonnellAge UK Leeds
John O'DwyerCaring Together in Woodhouse & Little London
Rachel WalkerGrowing Old Gracefully/Methodist Homes Association
Anne Forbes*Faith in Elderly People
Gabrielle HamiltonLeeds Museums & Galleries
Ripaljeet KaurTouchstone

A minimum of 75% of the charity trustees must be older people (an older person is defined by Leeds Older People’s Forum as a person aged 60 years of age and over).

The PSI Network

The PSI Network’s Board of Trustees are from organisations that work with or represent people with physical or sensory disabilities.

David BlytheWilliam Merritt Disabled Living CentreChair
Mick Whitehead
Paul OngleyTerry Yorath House, St John of God Hospitallers
Phil GleesonLeeds Involving People


Volition’s Board of Trustees is our governing body and provides leadership and direction for the organisation. The Board has up to 12 members, drawn from Volition member organisations, all of which are third sector and offer services to people with mental health problems.

Tessa DenhamWomen's Counselling and Therapy ServiceChair
Ruth KettleCommunity LinksVice Chair
Alison LoweTouchstone
Carol HillCatholic Care
Fiona VennerLeeds Survivor Led Crisis Service
Helen KempLeeds Mind
Joe AlderdiceWest Yorkshire Finding Independence (WY-FI)
Martin EwingSt Anne's
Philip BramsonAdvonet
Taira KayaniBetter Leeds Communities

Four Forums Partnership Board

The Forum Central is a partnership between four organisations, and each of these is represented on the Four Forums Partnership Board, which currently meets every other month. It comprises one or two trustees from each of the four boards, including three chairpersons. The role of Chairperson alternates, with each of the four boards taking it in turn.

Carol-Ann ReedHealth for All - The BridgeTenfold Chair
Bill Rollinson M.B.E.Leeds Older People's Forum Chair
Gerry DeaconLeeds Older People's Forum Treasurer
David BlytheWilliam Merritt Disabled Living CentrePSI Chair
Phil GleesonLeeds Involving PeoplePSI Network Trustee
Tessa DenhamWomen's Counselling & Therapy Service Volition Chair
Ruth KettleCommunity LinksVolition Trustee