Who we are

The ECS Team

Our team includes people with a wide range and long history of work expertise in areas such as Independent Living, health, social care, film making, training, research and development.

All of us embrace a human rights and social model of disability perspective to our work aiming to see greater inclusion of all disabled people in society.

 

Robin Murray-Neill

Robin Murray Neill

From 2006 until 2011, Robin worked for the Department of Health, mainly in the areas of the promotion of Independent Living and Recovery. Robin has been involved in the development, production and follow-up on the following pieces of work:

He has also supported the production of two documents on co-production within the Department of Health Common Assessment Framework (CAF) programme (not yet published) by Westminster C-I-L and Equal Citizen Services.

Robin worked on direct payments and social inclusion for the National Institute for Mental Health in England (NIMHE) and the Care Services Improvement Partnership (CSIP). During this time he contributed to hundreds of local training and information events and numerous regional and national conferences throughout England.

Before this Robin worked for 20 years for the voluntary organisation Together; his roles included co-ordinator to the MACASURE user-controlled research project and the Essex Carers Needs’ Assessment, and support to independent carers services. He was also line manager for work/ employment, residential, community support and personal development services.

Robin strives to be an effective ally of all disabled people, and considers the purpose of all his work to be to support the practical realisation of the values that lie behind the implementation of Personalisation: the promotion of equality and independent living for all people.

Most recently, Robin has been working with health and social care services in Warwickshire to introduce an electronic referral system for older people moving from acute hospital wards to community services. Other recent work has included training and development support to Darlington Association on Disability; Mental Health and
Personalisation event and report for Network for Change in Leicester; Support Planning training for Portsmouth City Council; Mental Health and Personalisation training in Coventry and for Mental Health North East; Updating the MIND guide to personal budgets; and work on Personal Health Budgets for the DH.

Get in touch with Robin Murray-Neill

Contact
Robin Murray-Neill
info@equalcitizen.co.uk

Other Equal Citizens Staff

Raffaele Teo

Raffaele is a creative consultant and freelance graphic designer with over 10 years experience in design and communication. He has worked on a diverse range of projects, specialising in editorial and print design, corporate identity and marketing, with a wide client list, spanning from small and big businesses to international NGOs and the charity sector.

Sandy Marshall

Sandy Marshall

Sandy is a qualified Social Worker and has been working in the social/health care arena for over 30 years. She has spent the last 12 years working in both the voluntary and public sector, supporting disabled people to access publicly funded support packages through a variety of different funding streams. For much of this time

Hugh Hill

Hugh Hill

Hugh has been a disabled visual artist for 20 years. In this time he has worked with other disabled people as well as with organisations such as the Greater London Authority, the Office for Disability Issues, Transport for London and the Department of Health. Hugh believes that the key to positive social change is through

Wendy Gross

Wendy Gross

Wendy has been a user of services as a disabled person for nearly 30 years both as an individual and also as a disabled parent. Wendy has a strong background in training, developing disabled people’s organisations, voluntary sector involvement, co–production and citizen leadership.

Kevin Caulfield

Kevin Caulfield

Kevin has been involved with disabled people’s organisations for over 25 years. He has a strong background in managing projects led by disabled people, running his own payroll service,  producing accessible information and publications and promoting equality and  citizenship through self-directed support and Independent Living. Kevin has worked on projects that include young disabled people’s