Our team

Action Together staff photo

Action Together is a registered charity that works across Oldham and Tameside, two areas of Greater Manchester. Each year we hold an annual general meeting to report back to our members on our activity and finances. We also publish an impact report / annual report about our work along with a detailed financial statement that can be found on the Charity Commision website. 

Our Board 
We are run by a board of trustees. These are unpaid positions that help govern and steer the organisation. The honorary officers are elected by the board of trustees at its first meeting after the AGM. In addition, the board have the power to co-opt up to three additional trustees to bring additional skills to the overall leadership of the organisation. 

Our members 
We have a membership that is made up by representatives of the groups and organisations we help. They can become members of Action Together and have a say in our future direction. Find out more about membership

Our volunteers 
Like many of the organisation we help, we rely heavily on a team of wonderful people who volunteer their time to help us. Volunteers carry a number of roles across our work from drivers on our Miles of Smiles project, to admin and reception support in our offices, to carrying research for our projects.

Our staff 
The day to day running of the organisation is overseen by our Chief Executive Liz Windsor-Welch and her team. Liz is appointed by the Trustees. We have a staff team of around 60 people working out of two offices, one in Oldham and one in Ashton-under-Lyne. 

Senior management team

Liz Windsor-Welsh
Chief Executive
lizww@actiontogether.org.uk

Ben Gilchrist
Deputy Chief Executive and Healthwatch CEO
ben.gilchrist@actiontogether.org.uk

Phil Trelease
Finance Director
phil.trelease@actiontogether.org.uk

Central Support Services
We manage the finances and administration of Action Together. This includes budget planning, financial transactions, Human Resources and reception. We also manage a Payroll Bureau providing payroll services to organisations and individual budget-holders.

Samantha McNicholls
Office and Finance Coordinator
sam.mcnicholls@actiontogether.org.uk

Julie Cliff
Office and Finance Officer
julie.cliff@actiontogether.org.uk

Kelly Meadowcroft
Office and Finance Officer
kelly.meadowcroft@actiontogether.org.uk

Andrea Worsley
Receptist
andrea.worsley@actiontogether.org.uk

Angela Pagett
Payroll Officer
angela.pagett@actiontogether.org.uk

Projects:
Community Accountancy Service
Jackie Bird
Community Accountant
jackie.bird@actiontogether.org.uk

Ros Rigby
Community Accountant
rosamund.rigby@actiontogether.org.uk

Partnerships Service
We help people make connections and have a voice. We link people with avenues of support, groups with other groups and partners that can help their organisation and help to influence decision making locally.

Anna Hynes
Strategy and Business Development Manager
anna.hynes@actiontogether.org.uk

Laura Windsor-Welsh
Partnership Services Manager
lauraww@actiontogether.org.uk

Rachel Lord
Partnership Coordinator
rachel.lord@actiontogether.org.uk

Nayan Joshi
Senior Partnerships Officer
nayan.joshi@actiontogether.org.uk

Dawn Acton
Senior Partnerships and Projects Officer
dawn.acton@actiontogether.org.uk

Amy Watson
Marketing and Communications Officer
amy.watson@actiontogether.org.uk

Self-Care Programme

Kirsty Fisher
Self-Care Manager
kirsty.fisher@actiontogether.org.uk

Rebecca Hackett
Programme Administrator
rebecca.hackett@actiontogether.org.uk

Suzanne Vincent
Commissioning and Development Officer for the Programme
suzanne.vincent@actiontogether.org.uk

Roma Hashim
Commissioning and Development Officer for the Programme
roma.hashim@actiontogether.org.uk

Ammer Ali 
Community Development Officer
ammer.ali@actiontogether.org.uk

Michaelle Lukanu
Community Development Officer
michaelle.lukanu@actiontogether.org.uk

Sean Vickers
Community Development Officer
sean.vickers@actiontogether.org.uk

Chris Moorhouse
Community Development Officer
chris.moorhouse@actiontogether.org.uk

Bernie Connor
Social Prescribing Officer
bernie.connor@actiontogether.org.uk

Sue Pomfret
Social Prescribing Officer
sue.pomfret@actiontogether.org.uk

Christine Salah
Social Prescribing Officer
christine.salah@actiontogether.org.uk

Michaela Wibberley 
Social Prescribing Officer
michaela.wibberley@actiontogether.org.uk

Lisa Brewis
Social Prescribing Officer
lisa.brewis@actiontogether.org.uk

The Development Service
We support new and established groups with all aspects of their organisational development, from setting up, training, business planning, policy development and helping groups find funding.

Sharon McGladdery
Development Service Coordinator
sharon.mcgladdery@actiontogether.org.uk

Jane Glaysher-White
Senior Development Officer 
janegw@actiontogether.org.uk

Adele Thomson
Senior Development Officer (including Oldham’s Children’s Hub)
adele.thomson@actiontogether.org.uk

Nadine Ashworth
Senior Development Officer
nadine.ashworth@actiontogether.org.uk

Active Communities Service
We help local people to give their time to help others through by building their confidence and skills, linking them with volunteering opportunities (including, taking part in our projects), linking to our local giving schemes. We also help organisations to develop their volunteering practices to attract and keep volunteers.

David Sharples
Active Communities Manager
david.sharples@actiontogether.org.uk

Sian Goodwin
Active Communities Coodinator
sian.goodwin@actiontogether.org.uk

Lisa Hannibal
Active Communities Project Support Officer Tameside
lisa.hannibal@actiontogether.org.uk

Alishia Ross
Active Communities Project Support Officer Oldham
alishia.ross@actiontogether.org.uk

Projects:

Thriving Communities
Mafooz Bibi
Thriving Communities Coordinator
mafooz.bibi@actiontogether.org.uk

Asia Khatun 
Thriving Communities Development Officer
asia.khatun@actiontogether.org.uk

Ambition for Ageing
Becky Kershaw
Projects Coordinator – Ambition for Ageing
becky.kershaw@actiontogether.org.uk

Ruth Madden
Senior Partnerships and Projects Officer – Ambition for Ageing Tameside
ruth.madden@actiontogether.org.uk

Sandra Jackson
Partnerships and Projects Officer – Ambition for Ageing Tameside
sandra.jackson@actiontogether.org.uk

Martin Morris
Ambition for Ageing Oldham Officer
martin.morris@actiontogether.org.uk

Miles of Smiles Tameside:
Patricia Morris
Car Scheme Administrator
patricia.morris@actiontogether.org.uk

Local Giving Schemes:

Clare Taylor
Action Oldham & Tameside 4 Good Coordinator
clare.taylor@actiontogether.org.uk

Susan Pownall
Action Oldham Fundraiser
susan.pownall@actiontogether.org.uk

Candice Southern
Tameside 4 Good Fundraiser 
candice.southern@actiontogether.org.uk

Healthwatch
We help people to influence the way health and social care services are delivered locally by: listening to local people and using our findings to influence services, providing an information and signposting service, and helping people to make NHS complaints.

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Healthwatch Manager (Oldham and Tameside)

Julie Beech
Healthwatch Research and Project Support Officer Tameside
julie.beech@healthwatchtameside.co.uk

Elaine Kilburn
Healthwatch Officer Tameside
elaine.kilburn@healthwatchtameside.co.uk

Karen Whitworth
Healthwatch Officer Tameside (NHS Complaints)
karen.whitworth@healthwatchtameside.co.uk

Martyn Nolan
Healthwatch Research and Project Support Officer Oldham
martyn.nolan@healthwatcholdham.co.uk

Linda Dunbar
Healthwatch Officer Oldham
linda.dunbar@healthwatcholdham.co.uk

Gaynor Keane
Healthwatch Officer Oldham
gaynor.keane@healthwatcholdham.co.uk

Asma Khatun
Healthwatch Officer Oldham (NHS Complaints)
asma.khatun@healthwatcholdham.co.uk

Julie Cunliffe 
Healthwatch Officer
julie.cunliffe@actiontogether.org.uk