Our Team

Our team continually strive to improve their knowledge and develop their skills to ensure that the voice of the person they support is heard and to safeguard their rights.

Mandy

Mandy Taviner

Mandy is the Manager responsible for leadership of the organisation, providing vison, strategy and purpose, ensuring that Speak Up’s values underpin all our activity and relationships.

Mandy enjoys family, walking, cooking vegetarian delights and playing the piano.

Cathy

Cathy Wood

Cathy is the Administrator with responsibility for accounts, management systems, IT and HR.

Cathy enjoys spending time with family and friends, Lucy the dog and holidaying in her campervan.

Ellen

Ellen Feria

Ellen is a Senior Advocate with responsibility for overseeing IMHA services.

Ellen enjoys keeping fit, especially running, and going for long country walks with her family.

Lisa

Lisa Betteridge

Lisa is a Senior Advocate with responsibility for overseeing IMCA services.

Lisa enjoys eating out, going for walks, and watching Netflix.

Pip

Pip Horne

Pip is a Senior Projects Coordinator with responsibility for overseeing Self-Advocacy projects, Mental Health Engagement and Time to Change.

Pip enjoys using her artistic skills and her role as a Lay Reader in the Diocese of Chester.

Val

Val Higgins

Val is an Independent Advocate working under the Care Act, Paid RPR, Parent and Preventative Advocacy streams.

Val enjoys watching black and white movies, drinking red wine and spending time with friends and family.

Matt

Matt Rive

Matt is an Independent Advocate working under the Care Act, Paid RPR. Parent and Preventative Advocacy streams.

Matt enjoys music and comedy, reading about history and visiting antique shops.

Jess

Jess Greatwood

Jess is an Independent Advocate working under the Care Act, IMHA, Parent and Preventative Advocacy streams. She also manages our social media.

Jess enjoys listening to live music, playing the piano, singing, and walking the new puppy.

Amy

Amy Monks

Amy is an Independent Advocate with responsibility for the Paid RPR role.

Amy enjoys chatting over a brew, spending time with family and friends, and walking her two dogs.

Kirsty

Kirsty Woodhouse

Kirsty is an Independent Advocate working under the Care Act, Parent and Preventative Advocacy streams.

Kirsty enjoys going on long walks through the countryside, reading novels, her favourite genre is romance and spending time with my family and friends.