The PFBA committee and three paid staff are all parent carers of a child or young person with additional needs.

Our committee and volunteers are all parent/carers with children/young people who have a range of special needs and/or disabilities. We all bring our experiences and passion for supporting and empowering other parent/carers on their journey’s through the complex world of services.


Louise Connors
Louise ConnorsCommunications Officer
Adele Jones
Adele JonesEngagement Manager
Julie Bruce
Julie BruceProject Manager


Michael Firth
Michael FirthChair
Gary McHale
Gary McHaleSecretary
Sue McHale
Sue McHaleBoard Member
Carol Beardmore
Carol BeardmoreAssociate Member