Tatton-Brown - Chair
Tatton-Brown is Vicar of St Andrew’s Church in Chippenham.
has been active in the field of homelessness support for over
forty years having worked as a volunteer in the Crypt Day-Centre
at St Giles’ Church Camberwell in south London in 1970,
and as a probation officer in the city of Manchester in the following
a parish priest he has ministered to casual callers at his vicarage
for thirty years, and was one of the clergy who actively supported
the establishment the North Wiltshire Homelessness Project in
2003 which led to the establishment of Doorway in the following
Darts - Treasurer
am recently retired after 40 years with the Civil Service. I completed
my service as a leader of a small team placing and managing contracts
and undertaking financial scrutiny of projects.
I entered the Civil Service after completing an Engineering degree
at Swansea University. My education has continued, covering topics
such as leadership, financial governance, equal opportunities,
health and safety, and risk management.
moved to Calne in 1995. Currently, I am the Treasurer for St Edmund's
Catholic Church and Chair of the Church finance committee. I have
been a Foundation Governor for St Edmund's Catholic School since
Sept 2004 and chaired the school finance committee for the past
3 years. I became one of the founding Directors when the school
became an Academy this Sept.
in 2011, I was appointed as Treasurer for "Lifelines, a national
organisation that provides support to prisoners on death row in
the US through letter writing.
have recently started the training scheme to become an advisor
for the Citizens Advice Bureau.
family has supported Doorway since 2008. Since September 2011,
I have been the Clerk to the Doorway Board of Directors.
have been married to Adrienne for 25 years and have two children
in higher education. I relax with gardening, walking, music and
having children I mainly worked in the catering industry, eventually
owing a small seaside kiosk selling homemade food.
the children were both at school I became part of Reachout which
was a voluntary organization supporting 16 to 25 year olds with
drug and alcohol issues. There I was fortunate to be given access
to relevant training as well as a counseling course.
this time I also went back to college to do a City and Guilds
Course in decorative glass.
now work as a Contemporary Stained Glass artist and have pieces
in local schools, galleries and homes.
feel very fortunate to have the life I have and that has come
from having support and so am glad to be part of Doorway.
have an Open University degree in Social Sciences.
have lived in Wiltshire for over 30 years and enjoyed volunteering
for Doorway for over 5 years.
have done lots of voluntary work, as paid work would have been
difficult with 4 small sons. It also meant that I could concentrate
on things I am passionate about and meet people I enjoy working
moving here I worked with CAB (38 years total!), Samaritans, helped
to set up a house for single mothers for Oxford Diocese, (and
was DC of a Pony Club!).
the Wiltshire years I have been an active member of our church
(especially outreach) and chaired Develop, Housing Action for
the Young, Malmesbury Link, Wiltshire Advocacy Project, Carers
Support and Oaksey Youth Club.
have also been involved in about 8 other organisations. Maybe
the most unusual things I have been asked to do were acting as
lay chair of the County Council Social Services Review Panel hearing
users’ complaints and interviewing people who were considering
ordination as a Lay Assessor for Bristol Diocese.
relaxation I enjoy painting, gardening, cooking, walking and being
a granny – and lots of Sudoku and Codeword when I need to
works for Wiltshire Citizens Advice Bureau and the Wiltshire Advice
Partnership (a National Lottery funded project) as a policy researcher
important part of his role is to take part in, enhance, and where
needed, set up structures for co-operative and co-ordinated action
across different organisations in the statutory and voluntary
and community sectors in order to achieve better outcomes for
people in need of advice and support in Wiltshire. He also carries
out research and writes reports on some of the difficulties faced
by people trying to access these same services and campaigns for
an eclectic career Dominic has worked as a Project Manager for
various organisations including the Immigration Appeals Tribunal,
as a Database Administrator for St John Ambulance and Oasis UK,
and as a Librarian at the Institute of Criminology in Cambridge.
a lifetime ago, Dominic toured through Africa on a motorbike and
worked on a voluntary basis in Nigeria, Uganda, Zimbabwe and South
Africa with community groups, university drama departments, theatre
companies and the British Council. This included giving lectures
and workshops, devising and directing plays and organising performances.
studying music at Birmingham University, I joined Lucas Industries
as a management services trainee at their Group Computer Centre.
music continued to be a major spare time activity, and I undertook
further study on the viola, leading to an LTCL teaching diploma.
a number of years I combined IT contract work with private music
teaching and freelance viola-playing in the West Midlands, and
later in North Yorkshire, where I was able to work as an IT consultant
from my home on the edge of the moors.
2005 to 2009 I lived in rural North East Cumbria where I continued
to teach and perform, and also provided IT and general office
support to local small businesses and arts organisations, as well
as finding time to grow my own vegetables and explore the fells
of the Lake District and the Scottish Borders.
Originally from the North
East, Ali has lived in Hullavington for 28 years. A primary school
teacher and school Governor for many years Ali now runs a Bed
and Breakfast business as well as being a Churchwarden, leading
“Open the Book” school assemblies, organising Goldenthreads,
a monthly get-together for mature villagers, running a weekly
coffee morning, being a Doorway volunteer and singing in a community
Ali has a very patient and supportive husband,
grown-up and married daughter and son and an amazing new grandson.
She loves cooking and eating, enjoys various
crafts and likes to spend time every year on the Isles of Mull
and Iona and Skye on the west coast of Scotland.
to the Board of Trustees - Karen Web
completing a degree in Sociology at Reading University I
lived in Reading for a few years, working for an educational
this time I gained experience and qualifications in project
moved to Chippenham in 2004 and started working in Swindon
in another project management based role. For the last few
years I have taken some time out of work to look after my
two young daughters which has been very busy and great fun!
working with Doorway I am hoping to be able to put some
of the skills I built up at work to good use. I also feel
that having lived so happily in Chippenham for the last
8 years I would like to be involved with something that
is trying to improve the quality of life for others in this