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Carers Trust appoints Carly Gray as Wales Programme Lead

Carers Trust is thrilled to have appointed Carly Gray in the role of Wales Programme Lead.

Starting in December, the role will see Carly work with colleagues to design and deliver programmes that make a real impact for unpaid carers in Wales.

Carly has extensive leadership and management experience across public and third sector organisations alongside a background in curriculum design, development and assessment.

She joins Carers Trust from BookTrust Cymru where she has been Schools Programme and Engagement Manager since 2019, working to design, develop and monitor ambitious education programmes. Before that, Carly was a teacher with 14 years of experience in various management and leadership roles.

In addition to her professional roles, Carly has been a Trustee for Mudiad Meithrin, a voluntary organisation focused on early years education. She has also worked with various charities as a volunteer to develop programmes and activities supporting vulnerable children and families in India and Nigeria.

Looking forward to her new role, Carly said:

“I’m thrilled to be joining Carers Trust and embarking on a journey dedicated to supporting unpaid carers across our communities. Joining forces with a charity committed to championing the invaluable work of unpaid carers resonates deeply with my personal and professional aspirations.

“Unpaid carers play an indispensable role in our society and their contribution deserves not just recognition but also comprehensive support systems in place. Recognising the challenges unpaid carers encounter daily, I’m wholeheartedly committed to collaborating effectively with them and our extensive network of local carer organisations to achieve positive change.

“I’m hugely excited to dive into this pivotal role, working diligently alongside passionate individuals and partners to create a profound impact on unpaid carers’ lives.”

Kate Cubbage, Carers Trust’s Director of Wales, said:

“I am delighted that Carly will be joining Carers Trust in a crucial role for the organisation. Her tenacious approach and ambition to make a difference to the lives of unpaid carers shone through at every stage of a highly competitive recruitment process.

“Carly brings with her a wealth of experience in developing and leading the delivery of national programmes that create real and meaningful impact. Undoubtedly, her skills and experience will support us to build further on our already strong programme offering.

“As an integral part of the Wales team she will lead the transformation of our programmatic approaches to meeting the needs of local carer organisations and unpaid carers, working closely with colleagues across the UK, our network of local carer organisations and our Wales Advisory Board.”


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