RCSS trustees and patrons

RCSS is governed by a Board of Trustees, which is responsible for all the overall running of the charity. 


RCSS has a committed and talented Board from a variety of backgrounds. Most are, or have been carers and champion the work of RCSS.

Tony Sobers - Trustee Board Chair

A message from our Chair


“In recent years the trustees have taken steps to diversify our range of funders, and I am delighted to report on the success of our fundraising and business strategies with the securing of extra funds combined with an increased charity profile.


All these additional resources have enabled us to offer carers in the borough a wide range of new, innovative services, which complement the building blocks of our core work. Redbridge Carers Support Service is very fortunate to have such a dedicated Trustee Board and we value each member’s experience, skills and expertise.


I would like to express our gratitude and praise to all our staff and volunteers, led by our Executive Director Glynis Donovan. They all work extremely hard to bring about positive outcomes for carers in Redbridge. Their dedication and expertise are invaluable to our charity and we recognise and appreciate what a brilliant job they perform.”


Barry Bates - Vice Chair

Nicholas Hurst - Treasurer

Harbans Chahal

Bushra Tahir

Madelaine Baker (Co-opted Trustee) 

Sudarshan Kapur (Co-opted Trustee) 

Debra Hastings-Henry (Co-opted Trustee) 

Our Patrons

Helen Mirren © Giles Keyte

"The courage of carers of any age is something to be applauded, and their efforts and struggle must be helped. How very important then to help those who are elderly or infirm themselves, but who nonetheless dedicate themselves to their loved ones. All these people deserve our admiration, all these people especially deserve our support." 

Dame Helen Mirren.

Mike Gapes MP

"Redbridge Carers Support Service has provided a vital service for many years. The dedicated staff and volunteers help many carers in the borough with support, information and advice. RCSS deserve our support for all they do." 

Mike Gapes MP.

Wes Streeting MP

“I’m delighted to become a patron of the Redbridge Carers Support Service. The role that carers play is too often overlooked – by society and by policy makers. What I love about this wonderful local charity is that the team not only provide carers with support, they give them a platform to make their voices heard. I saw this in action before the general election, when young carers spoke powerfully to local decision makers about the barriers they encountered in education, work and accessing public services. As a new MP and patron of the Redbridge Carers Support Service, I’m determined to make sure that the voices of local carers are heard in Parliament.”

Wes Streeting MP.

Contact us today

If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:


020 8514 6251



Or use our contact form


We are located at:

Redbridge Carers Support Service
12 Clements Court

Clements Lane

Ilford, Essex


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© Redbridge Carers Support Service. RCSS is a company limited by guarantee, Company no. 2959566. Charity no. 1057505. 12 Clements Court, Clements Lane, Ilford, Essex IG1 2QY. Fax: 020 8553 2293. Email: office@rcss.org.uk