Our Chair, Steve Shore
Steve is a qualified solicitor with a Doncaster firm where he specialises in employment law, particularly discrimination law. He was a Law Society accredited Mental Health Tribunal representative from 1986 until 2005, which is where he first became interested in health issues. He was Chair of Bassetlaw MIND for more than 10 years at a time when the organisation developed its premises into a successful day centre and expanded its services to meet the needs of the local community. He has had held non-executive board positions with a number of not for profit organisations and was a member of the Doncaster Discover the Spirit Board and Enterprising Doncaster Board.
I am a qualified accountant who has worked in and around Doncaster for many years. I have been a local Councilor/Elected Member of Doncaster Council and I was a member of the Audit Committee. I now offer support to a number of Parish Councils across Doncaster as well as being a leading member of the Friends of Doncaster Airport. I take the lead for Finance for Healthwatch Doncaster and I am keen to support the CIC to develop new business opportunities and income streams.
As a now retired Speech and Language Therapist, Janet has been passionate about voices, needs and opinions being heard. She wants to contribute to enabling your voice to be heard because Health and Wellbeing are fundamental to help potential. Being part of Healthwatch gives her the chance to contribute to this ethos for the Doncaster community.
Debbie has worked in the voluntary sector for nearly twenty years in a variety of roles and at present, she is the manager of DPfC Doncaster Carers Centre. Her job includes sitting on the local Physical Disabilities and Sensory Impairment Alliance group, Mental Health Alliance group, The Voluntary Sector Health and Social Care forum and Doncaster Carers Forum as well as providing a Carer Specific Advocacy service
Steve has volunteered with Healthwatch Doncaster since December 2017 and was appointed to the Board in June 2020. He is a member of the Patient Participation Group (PPG) at his local medical centre, and attends meetings of the PPG Network which discusses issues and concerns affecting people using local health and social care services. He is also a Tenant Member of the Board of St Leger Homes.
Sucha has 28 years of work experience in the NHS working across South and West Yorkshire and as the deputy chair for Healthwatch Doncaster, he is hugely passionate about improving the healthcare experiences of Doncaster’s patients and service users. His personal aspirations through Healthwatch Doncaster are to drive forward local improvements in the quality of healthcare services accessed and delivered and to also help safeguard those services in short and long term."