A board of voluntary trustees some nominated by local organisations linked to the 17th century donors (the current Bishop of Fulham and the Latymer Foundation) governs the charity and shapes its strategy. We are always on the look out for new trustees – local people with skills and experience to contribute.

Mike Smith

Chair of Trustees

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Mike Smith

Chair of Trustees

“I am an accountant by training, worked in banking for many years but am now retired. I joined the board because I liked the fact that the charity completely focuses on our area; I was impressed by the housing and thought it had the potential to grow – which it has!  And the opportunity to work with people from different backgrounds to achieve a common goal is very rewarding”. – Trustee since 2007

Vivienne Lukey

Trustee and appointee of LBHF

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Vivienne Lukey

Trustee and appointee of LBHF

Chair of the Housing Committee

“I have lived in Hammersmith for 35 years. Now retired from full time work, I was previously a Director of Specialist Social Services in a central London borough. I have Chaired Hammersmith and Fulham Mind and Yarrow Housing. I am the Councillor for Fulham Reach ward and I was the Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care. I joined the board to ensure a good relationship between the charity and the council and to promote the role of the charity in our area” – Trustee since 2014

John Little

Trustee

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John Little

Trustee

“I joined the charity following my retirement from a career in HR and finance in the engineering industry and with a large Anglican charity. My Christian faith and active life in my parish has been important too. When retirement brought some spare time, Hammersmith United Charities – which I found almost by chance – seemed like a good fit.” – Trustee since 2005

Julian Hillman

Vice Chair of Trustees and appointee of LBHF

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Julian Hillman

Vice Chair of Trustees and appointee of LBHF

“I was a social worker by trade and have lived and worked in Hammersmith since 1978. Hammersmith is home; we brought our children up here and its an exciting and dynamic place. I have really enjoyed being part of the project to bring the Charity out of the shadows and make the organisation fulfil its potential. The grant making capacity offers great opportunities and we are learning and reflecting about “how to do good.” – Trustee since 2002

Sian Davis

Trustee and appointee of the Latymer Foundation

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Sian Davis

Trustee and appointee of the Latymer Foundation

“The charity is important to me because it listens to those who may not have a strong voice  – and it helps in the most practical way, by putting a roof over peoples’ heads.  The grants for local projects is also hugely important for young people. There are a lot of creative ideas from local organisations that are able to be put into practise due to the grants. Hammersmith is special because of its diversity. It’s a vibrant and area that represents all that I love about London.” – Trustee since 2017

William Wates

Trustee

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William Wates

Trustee

Sam Deards

Trustee

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Sam Deards

Trustee

Chair of Grants Committee

“I grew up and went to school in Hammersmith and I have always loved the rich history and diversity of the area. The Charity is important to me because of the opportunity to help the less well off who live in the area and connect people from all backgrounds to increase greater community cohesion and neighbourliness” – Trustee since 2014

Iain Cassidy

Trustee and appointee of LBHF

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Iain Cassidy

Trustee and appointee of LBHF

“Hammersmith is an incredibly diverse area, the people of Hammersmith come from all over the UK, and all over the world. New residents are constantly moving into Hammersmith while others move on, but there is a very strong sense of community in the area. Hammersmith United Charities is very deeply embedded in the history of Hammersmith. The housing it provides is beautifully maintained, and the tenants and residents are firmly at the heart of everything the charity does. However, the charity is also increasingly outward looking, and it is doing a lot of work to reach out into the community to give grants and support to the many charities, groups and communities that work locally.” – Trustee since 2014

Charlie Dewhirst

Trustee and appointee of LBHF

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Charlie Dewhirst

Trustee and appointee of LBHF

Marilyn Hawkins

Trustee

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Marilyn Hawkins

Trustee

Chair of the Governance Committee

David Bailey

Trustee

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David Bailey

Trustee

Chair of Finance and Investment Committee

“I was a founder of a large specialist accounting company based in London and around the world. Hammersmith is where I live. Its where I have friends and where I socialise. Its a very big part of my life. I am very aware that some people have it harder than others and we need to make Hammersmith a fairer and better place for all. HUC is all about Hammersmith and the people that live in it.” – Trustee since 2017

Bernadette McGlew

Trustee

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Bernadette McGlew

Trustee

“I have many years practical experience within the charitable sector, working with a range of organisations tackling social disadvantage and exclusion. I was born and brought up in Shepherd’s Bush. I was drawn to HUC as a local charity, embedded and connected to the community it seeks to serve and I very much look forward to being an active part of the HUC community.” – Trustee since 2017

Ben Humphries

Trustee and appointee of the Bishop of Kensington

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Ben Humphries

Trustee and appointee of the Bishop of Kensington

New Grants Deadline – 30th September

The new deadline to apply for grants is the 30th September 2017. Find out here how to apply for grants and learn more about our criteria.

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JOB AD – Finance Assistant

We are looking for a part-time finance assistant (£25 000 pro rata) to join our team!

If you or someone you know is interested in the position, download the Job pack and send us your application until the 19th October.

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September Newsletter 2017

The September Newsletter is here!

This September our Newsletter brings the news of what we have been up to this summer and introduces our new Logo!

We aim to bring you the Newsletter every couple of months and we would welcome your feedback.

We had an exciting summer and a grants deadline coming up.

Find out more at: Newsletter September 2017 

If you would like to subscribe to our Newsletter submit your email address under contact us.

 

 

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Sheltered Housing – Our waiting list is open!

The waiting list for both of our Schemes - John Betts House and Sycamore House is open! If you are interested in joining one of our schemes, find out more here....

Sycamore House and John Betts House offer quality sheltered housing in a safe and secure setting. Both houses are known for their beautiful, tranquil communal gardens and for the friendly community of residents who enjoy them.
Both houses have a communal lounge, laundry, internet access and a guest flat. Both are supported by full time scheme managers. Residents are welcome to take part in as much or as little of the regular social events programme as they choose; a regular newsletter keeps them informed of social opportunities in house and in the wid-er local community. Prospective residents should be:
  • Over 60
  • Have lived in the local area for at least five years or, if not currently resident in Hammersmith be able to show that they have lived in the area for 10 years or more over the course of their life
  • Be on a low income
For more information about our housing or to find out how to join the waiting list, please see our Housing page or call 02087414326.
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