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Contact Diabetes UK South East Coast and London

Please contact us if you have queries relating to the South East Coast and London region volunteering, local support groups, events and fundraising. We cover Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex, Brighton and Hove, Kent and Medway and Greater London.

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01372 720148

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Diabetes UK South East Coast and London 
Wells Lawrence House
126 Back Church Lane
E1 1FH

For general queries not relating to this region, please email or call 0345 123 2399, Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm. Calls may be recorded for quality and training purposes.

Meet the team

Jill Steaton - Regional Head,  South East Coast and London

I support the whole team and all areas of work across the whole of the South East Coast and London region.

Louise Cripps - Health System Engagement Lead

I lead on identified workstreams to influence and support improvements in care, with a key focus on reducing variation. I work in partnership, building senior-level relationships to deliver against improvement plans and line managing two Health System Engagement Managers.

Lorna Adamson (London) and Vicki White (South East Coast) - Health System Engagement Managers

We work with the NHS and other organisations to influence and support improvements in diabetes care across the region. We focus on reducing variation in care provision and outcomes, to improve the lives of people living with and at risk of diabetes locally.

Helen Riley - Communications Manager

My job is to raise the profile of Diabetes UK, its work and the work of our volunteers and fundraisers in the regional media, newspapers, radio and TV – so if you have a story to tell, please get in touch.

Harry Steele - Digital Engagement Officer

I oversee the region's social media, website and other online platforms. 

Charlotte Burford - Volunteer and Outreach Manager

I am responsible for developing, managing and leading our community outreach, volunteering and youth work across the South East Coast and London Region. I work with external stakeholders, volunteers and engage with local communities to raise awareness and provide support for people living with diabetes. 

Clarrissa Morrill - Volunteer Outreach and Partnerships Officer

I am the first point of contact for individual volunteers and local groups. I help to recruit and train new volunteers, together with training and managing our existing volunteers across the region.

Emma Cobon-Drummie - Diabetes Support Worker

I liaise with local services and organisations to help gain an understanding of local support to enable me to connect people living with or are at risk of diabetes with the information and support they need to improve their wellbeing and take control of their lives. I also work with our volunteers to help train them and to connect them to local events.

Caroline Walker (South East Coast) and Silvia Sullivan (London) - Engaging Communities Officers

We influence engagement and improve healthcare for people at risk of and living with diabetes. We help build stronger relationships across and between communities by understanding community perceptions of diabetes and how we can empower them. We aim to tackle stigma and help build a grassroots movement improving lives and signpost Black, South Asian and other minority communities towards diabetes prevention, management and care.

Eibhlin Jones - Youth Coordinator

I oversee the delivery of the Together Type 1 youth project for the region. I work with Rosie, our youth worker. I will recruit and support a group of young people to deliver peer support. I'll also co-produce a programme of virtual and in-person events, engage with healthcare professionals and design social media content to support and positively impact the health and wellbeing of other young people with type 1 diabetes.

Rosie Newton - Youth Worker

I work within the national Together Type 1 project where we will be supporting young people from the ages of 11-25 with type 1 diabetes. My job is to run and develop the youth programme, support our young leader volunteers, and provide a safe space for young people. 

Alex Melham - Regional Fundraiser                

I work closely with our volunteering team to support all our volunteers, specifically roles that include fundraising. I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible during my time here. 

Sian Palmer - Regional Support Officer

I support the team with day-to-day administration tasks. I am the first point of contact for external inquiries into the team via email and telephone. I help the team to plan and deliver events, help to source volunteers for these events, assist with financial processes and complete risk assessments.

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