Staff

Our day centre is run by a dedicated team of staff.



Erica Ross: Day Centre Manager


Erica is responsible for the day-to-day running of the centre. She performs the Care Coordinator role, which involves looking after our members, meeting with new referrals and organising outings and events.

She is also responsible for overseeing the operation of our charity shop, 'The Well'.

erica@deptchurch.co.uk / 020 8692 5599





Lisa Helsby: Volunteer Co-ordinator

Lisa recruits and co-ordinates volunteers and students for the day centre, and for our charity shop, 'The Well'. She holds regular reviews to make sure volunteers are getting the most out of their time with us.

Lisa also works with Erica in the main hall to ensure the members are happy and safe.

lisa@1dpc.co.uk 020 8692 5599















David Bloor: Minibus Driver

David is responsible for picking up members and keeping our minibuses in good working order. 

He also picks up donations for our charity shop, 'The Well'. Please telephone to arrange a collection (available Tue-Thu).

020 8692 5599




Mani Jandu: Minibus Driver

Mani is responsible for picking up members and keeping our minibuses in good working order. 

He also picks up donations for our charity shop, 'The Well'. Please telephone to arrange a collection (available Tue-Thu).

020 8692 5599









Marion Joyce: Cook

Marion, or 'Maz', prepares a three-course dinner each day for our elderly members and volunteers. 

Part of this role involves supporting our kitchen volunteers, some of whom have special needs, to develop their skills in a kitchen environment.








Maria Watson: Administrator/Fundraiser

Maria makes sure all our paperwork is in order and does the very important task of raising funds for our charity. She also provides cover support for the day centre where needed.

Find out how to support our charity.

admin@deptchurch.co.uk
020 8692 5599












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Julia Lindsay: Charity Shop Assistant 


Julia works in our charity shop, 'The Well', on Saturdays, with the help of our regular volunteers. 

She is very welcoming and friendly, and frequently shares the good news about our charity to those she meets in the local community.





Kevin McNaboe: Charity Shop Manager

Kevin is responsible for overseeing the sorting, steaming and pricing of donations we receive for our charity shop, 'The Well'

With the help of a team of volunteers, he keeps the charity shop tidy and well organised. 

To volunteer in our charity shop, please contact Lisa Helsby above. 








Ellis Buckmire: Minibus Driver - Monday Club

Ellis is responsible for picking up members for the Monday Club, our social club for adults with learning disabilities on Monday evenings. 

020 8692 5599













Along with the staff above, we rely on an army of volunteers, and remain thankful on a daily basis for their generosity in giving their time. Without them, we would not be able to run the service to the level we do!
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Lisa Helsby on the details above.