Madeleine Cowley

Tell us a bit about your background

I am a parent, a grandparent, and a retired secondary school teacher.  I became a trustee of Self Unlimited, and later Hft when the two merged, because I wanted to see the services for my son and all those supported by Hft provide the best life possible for them.

What made you decide to become a Trustee for Hft?

My experience facilitating parent support groups over many years and as trustee for a number of disabled children’s charities have led me to have a particular interest in the involvement of service users and their families.

But we currently face massive funding challenges. I want to support Hft in working to assure a properly funded adult social care service for the future.

What’s your best ‘Hft moment’?

I am proud to have been a part of establishing VTBH@Council, a group of people supported by Hft who represent the views of people with learning disabilities to the leadership team.

Madeleine says…

“I want to see a secure, fulfilling future for all those we support”