Our Staff

Our Staff

We are a small committed team who work closely together to ensure the smooth operational running of the charity. Here is a short biography on each team member:
Sue Palmer

I am the Director of the Charity and have been working at the Association of Carers since 2009. My role is to oversee the work of the Charity and report directly to the Trustees. I have previously worked as a Residential Manager of a home for people with a learning disability. I enjoy, when not working; reading, running and also teaching yoga.

Jan Fuller

I am the Service Manager and I started working here in 2012. I have seen our team and area double in size from Hastings and Rother to the whole of East Sussex in this time. The area I cover is Bexhill, Pevensey, Herstmonceux, Polegate, Eastbourne, Seaford and anything in between. I am involved from the original referral to the assessing of the families and finally to the matching. In my spare time I like to walk, cycle and when possible spend time with my grandchildren.

Tim Miller

I have been a Services Coordinator since November 2014 and now cover the Rural Rother, Wealden and Havens area of the county. I am married and have four adult children. I used to work for a European NGO and as a Children and Families Social Worker.

Julie Skinner

I have recently become the Volunteer Manager with the Association.  I joined in September 2014 as Charity Administrator, later I changed roles to Services Co-ordinator including Computer Help at Home Co-ordinator.   In my spare time I enjoy gardening, walking, going to the theatre and eating out. I have two rescue cats and a stray who comes to eat twice a day!

Sue Bance

I joined the team in June 2015 as Charity Administrator. I have previously worked as an administrator for a community education project and an IT tutor. I enjoy reading, computers, walking my dog, and knitting.

Louise Vladi

I joined the team in March 2016 as a Coordinator. My role is to assist the volunteer manager to recruit, train and support volunteers in their roles. I also support service delivery by responding to referrals, assessing families and matching them with volunteers. In my free time I enjoy running and attending various different kick-boxing classes.


Kathy Burton

I have just recently joined the Association working as a Services Coordinator which involves matching families and volunteers across my area.

I have a working background in Digital Sports Marketing and Recruitment.  In my spare time I enjoy playing badminton, walking my dog and travelling as much as possible.

Phatho Ncube

I am a Community Worker providing respite breaks to Carers.  I have established positive relationships with a wide community across East Sussex.

I have over 15 years’ experience working in social care in various roles including training and consultancy.  I enjoy reading psychological thrillers, law cases, and Shakespearian plays and  I am a student aspiring to be an integrative counsellor.

I also have a  life-long  and full-time position as a mother to my young son. We both share the love of family, travelling, walking in the woodlands, swimming, reading together, cooking and baking.

Contact Us

0300 330 9498

Association of Carers
Jackson Hall, Portland Place
Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1QN