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.

 

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 Sandy has been working directly with disabled people’s organisations involved in challenging discriminating attitudes, developing best practice policies and procedures and breaking down the barriers that disabled people often experience, enabling them to live full and meaningful lives.

Sandy’s working experience includes:

  • Sandy has experience working with large national social care organisations such as the General Social Care Council in relation to the social work profession and the Social Care Institute for Excellence, having contributed to the development of research documents, for example ‘Service User Driven Culture Change’ and ‘Skills For Care’, and to focus groups, forums and research.
  • Sandy has also managed a nationwide project called ‘Experts by Experience’, funded by the Commission for Social Care Inspection (now the Care Quality Commission) between 2004 and 2008. Her work included recruiting, training and supporting disabled people to contribute to inspections of Adult Social Care Departments and domiciliary care agencies.
  • She has also been a Project Manager within Derbyshire’s ‘Making Care Personal – My Choice – My Life’ project. This project steered the social care transformation of Derbyshire’s Adult Care Services through to Self-directed Support. As a disabled person and a disabled parent Sandy is passionate about developing the options available to disabled people to live independent lives. She is committed to empowering individuals and organisations and works within the framework of the social model of disability.

Get in touch with Sandy Marshall

Contact
Sandy Marshall
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.

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: Direct payments for people with mental health problems: A guide to action (2006) Increasing the uptake of

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