Helen Henderson-Spoors

Chief Executive

Helen has a wide range of work experience, including working for a major commercial airline, and as a Project Manager for a Lottery Funded Healthy Living Centre.

Helen has worked for Healthwatch Derbyshire since it began in April 2013, working as an Engagement Officer and then as the Insight and Intelligence Manager.

Appointed to the role of Chief Executive in March 2019, Helen is responsible for providing strong leadership for the organisation, including supporting and leading the staff team and working with the board of Directors to develop and deliver the organisation’s strategic and operational plans.

Tel: 01773 880786
Mobile: 07957 149 279

Tammi WrightTammi Wright

Office Manager

Originally from a PA/Secretarial background with a local manufacturing company, the 4 ½ years spent with Derbyshire LINk provided Tammi with an understanding into how health and social care services are delivered throughout Derbyshire and also enabled many firm contacts to be established. All of which provides an invaluable foundation for Tammi to build on given her role as Office Manager.

Tammi is required to coordinate the multi-faceted elements of the organisation including overseeing the activities of the staff team and involvement of volunteers, implementing and maintaining the functions and systems, quality auditing of both internal and external material etc.

Direct: 01773 851729
: 01773 880786

Sharon Mellors

Engagement Officer

Sharon is an engagement officer for the south of the county and has been with Healthwatch since October 2014. Sharon has many years’ experience in community development and service user involvement. She works to promote and enable people to speak up about the health and care services they receive in order to improve existing services and address gaps in provision.

Tel: 01773 880786
Mobile: 07943 505 262

Hannah Morton

Intelligence and Insight Manager
Hannah Morton

Hannah joined us in 2016 as an Engagement Officer after she completed a degree in Health and Social care at Derby University where in her final year she also worked as a Senior Support Worker at a care home in Derby.

Hannah was appointed to Insight and Intelligence Manager in March 2019, her role is to ensure that the feedback and experiences reported to Healthwatch Derbyshire are used effectively and get to the right organisation at the right time, to have the right impact.

Get in touch with Hannah using the contact details below:

Tel: 01773 880786
Mobile: 07943 505 229

Helen Aldridge

Engagement Officer

Joining the team in autumn 2019, Helen has worked in the voluntary sector for over 16yrs. 

During her work at Alzheimer’s Society, she co-ordinated projects supporting communities, General Practice, businesses, organisations and individuals in Derbyshire to become more dementia-friendly, developing their understanding of what it’s like to live with dementia and enabling them to tailor local services to be inclusive of people affected by dementia.  Helen is passionate about hearing your experiences of health and social care in order to influence positive change.

Tel: 01773 880786
Mobile: 07943 505 255

Rachel Hind

Engagement Officer

Rachel joined the team in Summer 2019.  Through community development and project management roles, she has previously worked in both the public and voluntary sectors, supporting and developing a wide range of projects including Lottery funded health projects and children’s play programmes.

She has over 15 years’ experience in engaging with and supporting communities to share their views on developing and shaping services within both urban and rural areas.

As an Engagement Officer at Healthwatch Rachel works to encourage and enable people to actively share their views and experiences of health and social care.

Tel: 01773 880786
Mobile: 07943 505 228

Communications Officer

Responsible for providing editorial, strategic, creative and operational support across our charity’s work the work of Healthwatch Derbyshire.  This includes developing, managing and updating the company website and maintaining social media channels.  The Communications Officer is also responsible for fielding media enquiries and promoting the organisation through the press.

Tel: 01773 880786
Direct: 01773 441876

Helen Walters

Volunteer Co-ordinator

Helen is responsible for running the Healthwatch Derbyshire volunteer programme.  This includes recruiting, training and managing candidates for the many voluntary roles available within  Healthwatch Derbyshire.

Tel: 01773 880786
Mobile: 07591 206 198

Chloe Cannon

Adminsitration & Finance Assistant 

Chloe is responsible for ensuring that Healthwatch Derbyshire is able to make effective use of the information we obtain. 

Chloe graduated from York University in 2019 with a degree in Psychology and has a strong interest in mental health. 

Direct: 01773 851731
: 01773 880786

Claire Reece

Engagement Officer

Claire has worked in the field of community engagement for over 15 years, working across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and has recently joined us from Disability Nottinghamshire where she worked as Peer Support and Community Engagement Worker, supporting individuals who were experiencing physical and Mental Ill health to play an active role within their local communities.

Tel: 01773 880786
Mobile: 07591 206 200

Kath Dawson

Project Support Worker (MHT)


Kath is enjoying returning to an office environment after 12 years as a full-time mum and a short period working as a store assistant. Before that Kath worked as a business analyst for a software company. More recently, she has spent time volunteering in a local primary school and organising swimming galas for the swimming club that her children attend.

Tel: 01773 880786
Mobile: 07719 326 640

Niki Glazier

Engagement Service Lead  (MHT)

Niki has come across to the service from Derbyshire Mind where she worked initially as an advocate, then as a development worker for Derbyshire Patients’ Council and, for the last 10 years, as Co-ordinator of the Mental Health ActionGroup. She brings with her a good knowledge of mental health services, particularly in the southern half of the county, and a passion for the genuine involvement of people with lived experience of local mental health services and social care.

Tel: 01773 880786
Mobile: 07591 206 199

Aileen Power

Involvement Officer (MHT)

Aileen has worked in the voluntary sector in various settings for a number of years.  In her previous role she worked with people with long term conditions, supporting individuals in their journey towards employment.  She also has experience with working in the area of mental health, working with stroke survivors, in domestic abuse services and in community development. 

She has a heart for supporting people to drive change by being part of the solution and believes that with the right support and help anything is possible.

Tel: 01773 880786
Mobile: 07704 005 303


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