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Forum Central is delivered by the partnership of Leeds Older People’s Forum, PSI- Volition (the physical and sensory impairment and mental health forum) and Tenfold (the learning disabilities forum). Each partner organisation is a registered charity with its own board of trustees.


Tenfold’s board is drawn from its member organisations and people that work with in learning disabilities.

Angela BeecroftPriory Group
Alison KaySt Anne's
Adam OgilvieIndependent
Andy RawnsleyAspire CBSChair
Zoe BawnUnited Response
Nichola VerityPeople in Action
James HillPyramid of Arts

Leeds Older People’s Forum

Leeds Older People’s Forum is made up of older people and managers, chief executive and project workers from some of the forum’s member organisations – all of which work with older people.

* Older person
Bill Rollinson M.B.E.*IndividualChair
Roger Harington*IndividualVice Chair
VacantVice Chair
John O'DwyerCaring Together in Woodhouse & Little LondonActing Treasurer
Carole Gosden*Individual
Bronwen Holden*Leeds Hospital Alert
Margaret Bell*Individual
Cath Mahoney*Individual
Ruth CornelissenCare & Repair Leeds
Tricia Gradys*Individual
Corrina LawrenceFeel Good Factor Leeds
John Welham*Individual
Satwant Rait*Individual
Gabrielle HamiltonLeeds Museums & Galleries
Rachel KoivunenPeople in Action
Susan Chesters*Relatives and Residents Association
Susan Phillips*Individual
David Smith*Individual
Cllr. Rebecca CharlwoodLeeds City CoucilRepresentative from Leeds City Council (observer)

A minimum of 75% of the charity trustees must be older people (an older person is defined by Leeds Older People’s Forum as a person aged 60 years of age and over).


The PSI-Volition Board of Trustees is the governing body providing leadership and direction for the organisation. The Board has up to 16 members, drawn from PSI-Volition member organisations, all of which are third sector and offer services to people with physical and sensory impairments or mental health problems.

Tessa DenhamWomen's Counselling and Therapy Service
Ruth KettleCommunity LinksVice Chair
Alison LoweTouchstone
Carol HillCatholic Care
Fiona VennerLeeds Survivor Led Crisis Service
Helen KempLeeds Mind
Joe AlderdiceWest Yorkshire Finding Independence (WY-FI)
Martin EwingSt Anne's
Philip BramsonAdvonet
Taira KayaniBetter Leeds Communities
David BlytheWilliam Merrit Disabled Living CentreChair
Mick WhiteheadScope
Paul OngleyTerry Yorath House
Phil GleesonLeeds Involving People
Maqsood SheikhRNIB

Forums Partnership Board

Forum Central is a partnership between three organisations, and each is represented on the Forums Partnership Board, which currently meets every other month. It comprises of trustees from each of the trustee boards, including the chairs. The role of Chairperson at the Forum Partnership meeting alternates, with each of the boards taking it in turn.

Andy RawnsleyAspire CBSTenfold Chair
Bill Rollinson M.B.E.Leeds Older People's ForumLeeds Older People's Forum Chair
VacantLeeds Older People's Forum
David BlytheWilliam Merritt Disabled Living CentrePSI-Volition Chair
Ruth KettleCommunity LinksPSI-Volition Vice Chair
Zoe BawnUnited ResponseTenfold Trustee