A young boy jumping.

The Board of Trustees comprises volunteers who take responsibility for leading strategic direction; monitoring performance; and ensuring that there is compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements: always within the scope of the national Home-Start agreement.

Our Trustees also take charge of financial management, the employing of staff, the premises from which the work is administered, good governance and the promotion of the organisation’s activities.


Chair of the Board of Trustees

NEIL is Chair of the Board of Trustees. He is a classically educated marketer with a background in advertising, public relations, sales promotion and business management. He has run his own marketing business in the High Peak since 2003 and has been a Trustee since 2010.

Jonathan Wardle

Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees

Jonathan joined the Board of Trustees in November 2014.  A resident of Chesterfield but works within the NHS locally working with clinical commissioners to improve joined up care for the population of the High Peak locality within North Derbyshire CCG. Father of three almost grown up children, keen cyclist who attempts rather than conquers the local hills, and improving allotment gardener.

Simon Taylor

Trustee - Treasurer

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Margaret Peters


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Peter Hartley


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Elaine Mcdonald


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Grandmother MIRY is a retired deputy head teacher of a school for children with special needs and is used to working alongside educational psychologists, social workers and the police education section.


Another grandma, LESLEY, an Early Years teacher, is a former volunteer, then co-ordinator, with Home-Start in Hampshire. Since moving to live in Hayfield she has been supporting many local families in the High Peak.


We are proud to have JANE as a trustee, as Jane has been with Home Start UK since inception. She has been a trustee with us for 9 years, previously to this she was a trustee for Sheffield for 10. She was a primary school teacher, and then she became a Relate Counsellor over a span of 20 Years. Following  this Jane spent 25 years as a counsellor with Derwent Rural Counselling Service.

Become a Trustee

Interested in supporting parents in the community and working as part of a successful team?