Who's Who?

Whitby, Scarborough & Ryedale DAG is a User-Led Organisation (ULO), led by a Board of Trustees, a majority of whom are disabled people and carers.

The DAG team:

Whitby DAG currentlyhas four part time members of operational staff. The staff, with the volunteers, run the day to day general office administration and other ongoing projects and service

Each staff member has specialist roles within the group.

Ian Peck, Manager. Ian's main roles are to raise money to continue DAG's services, strategy, networking, service development and day-to-day management of the organisation.

Mo Aldred. The Welfare Benefits information, advice and support service is provided by Mo. As detailed within the Welfare Benefits section on our website Mo supports people to complete their claim forms and assists with appeals and renewals. Mo has had many years experience and has a wide range of up-to-date knowledge regarding the benefits system.

Judith Owen. Judith is the administrator and office co-ordinator dealing with day to day management of the office and a wide range of information enquiries and requests. Apart from the monthly newsletter Judith also produces the Handbook and is the access specialist within DAG.

Lynne Lawson. Creative Arts Project Worker. Lynne runs our two year Creative Arts Project, funded by the Peoples Health Trust. She also helps run the Mobility Equipment Hire Service one day a week.

Neil Daniel. Membership Worker. Neil runs our three year Membership Project, funded by the Big Lottery. Neil organises all of the Membership activities including trips, lunch clubs, events and fundraising. 

Mary Harland. Benefits Project Worker. Mary is our Benefits Advisor in Ryedale. The project is funded by North Yorkshire county Council Stronger Communities.