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Changes to the Board 

New Chair of Trustees

The Counselling & Family Centre (CFC) Announces New Chair and Refreshed Board

The Counselling and Family Centre based in Altrincham and Bury is pleased to announce the recruitment of a New Chair. At the same time, it has recruited an experienced new Treasurer and welcomed back a recently retired member of staff who will now sit on the Board and bring valuable clinical expertise to boardroom discussions.

CFC’s new Chair is Jonathan Moore who lives in nearby Salford. Jonathan has a wide range of charitable experience and is currently a trustee for a national charity that campaigns on financial exclusion and which owns a community lender that provides affordable and ethical loans. He is also trustee for a building society charitable foundation, as well as being a non-executive director for a housing association. He also chairs a community group in Salford.

Jonathan has recently worked in the social enterprise sector, supporting, and guiding a wide variety of Greater Manchester based VCSE organisations. Prior to that he was chief executive of a local credit union, another type of not-for-profit organisation, providing a service to the community.

Speaking on his appointment, Jonathan commented: “I am delighted to take up the Chair role at CFC. I have been struck by the passion and commitment of the entire staff team and welcome the opportunity to play a role in taking the organisation forward at a time when mental health needs are rapidly increasing in our local community. I’m looking forward to working alongside a new Treasurer, our new clinical board member Penny Bullock, and all the rest of the board and executive team.


I would also like to take the opportunity to pay tribute to and thank to my predecessor, Rosalind Allison-Calvert, who has tirelessly steered the organisation for over five years through challenges great and small. She will retire from the board in March, and she leaves with our immense gratitude and best wishes for her retirement after CFC.

We also say goodbye to our outgoing Treasurer, Paul Applebe, and I want to thank him for his significant contribution over almost a decade. The role of Treasurer is vital in any organisation, especially a VCSE one where income is always a challenge. Paul has done great work for us. We will miss Rosalind and Paul enormously”.

Speaking on the changes, Rosalind commented “CFC is a great local charity that has grown its impact significantly over the past 5 years with its development of schools counselling, local groups to help a range of people with their wellbeing as well as training the next generation of counsellors. I look forward to hearing about its continued success in helping people to cope with stressful experiences”.

Editor’s Note: The Counselling and Family Centre provides a range of counselling and other services in the Greater Manchester area on a face-to-face basis and countrywide via virtual means. In 2023, CFC’s 51 clinical staff provided 6312 hours of support to its clients, supported by a non-clinical staff and volunteer team of 64 people.

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I have been struck by the passion and commitment of the entire staff team and welcome the opportunity to play a role in taking the organisation forward.

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