Our Trustees

SIL is led by a team of Trustees, of which over 50% are service users or family carers. We also have Trustees who bring commercial or business experience and naturally, some who overlap both areas of these.

Our Trustees are invaluable; they drive the organisation whilst keeping in mind our purpose.

If you are interested in becoming a SIL Trustee, we would like to hear from you.

For more information about the role go to Becoming a Trustee and call us on 01568 616653 or email: contactus@s4il.co.uk

Angela Higham


As a service user myself I believe that I can work with purpose within a service user led organisation. I am confident working alongside either fellow service users and other trustees. I have gained life skills through my disability. I work in a meticulous way which can be useful when studying figures or worksheets and I found this useful during my career as a scientist. Read full biography…

Tom Misselbrook


I became a Trustee with SIL after seeing an advertisement in the Hereford Times. I had just finally retired and was caring for my 92 year old mother with the help of support workers so that she could remain as long as possible in her own home. Read full biography…

Julie Thornby


I joined SIL as a trustee in October 2020, and I have been inspired and impressed by the warmth and supportiveness of SIL’s staff and leaders. I’m bringing to SIL my experience over a long career in senior management in NHS Trusts in Herefordshire and further afield, especially in governance and planning, and as a family carer to my elderly parents. Read full biography…

John Rogers


John has held senior positions with IBM Europe, including Personnel Manager, and Vice President. Most recently John was self-employed, working with a New York bank to buy new businesses.

Vicki Manley


My name is Vicki. I use both the Direct Payment and ILH services at SIL. This gives me support and independence to do what I want to do in my life.
My hobbies include listening to music, going to the theatre, meeting up with friends, cooking, and walking.
I am totally blind. My PAs help me do the things I want to do by being my extra pair of eyes. They support me with very varied things, such as driving me to appointments, shopping and going with me to social events and other things too.

Read full biography..

David Hughes


My name is David, I’ve been with Services for Independent Living for 20 years. I was on Direct Payments for the first 9 years then transferred to Independent Living at Home. I was asked would I like to become a trustee because of my experience at S4IL, I will try to do my best for everyone. Read full biography…

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