Board of Trustees
Our board of trustees is committed to ensuring that we consistently bring you the best and most relevant activities and events. With over 50 years of experience between them in paediatrics, childcare and special educational needs, they really are coming from the best angle to support our families.
Please don’t be shy in coming forward with any ideas that you would like the trustees to consider.
Last year we ran a survey in order to highlight the specific needs within our community as we are passionate about keeping in touch with what you feel is needed. We hope to continue to have a dialogue with our families to ensure that their needs will be met to the best of our ability.
Chairman & Oshi's Mum
"After working as an LSA in special needs schools in England and Wales and as a PA for children with disabilities, I felt well acquainted with the local services when Oshi came along in 2015. However nothing could have prepared me for the lack of play facilities that I could access with my friends who had children without additional needs. Everything that we could access required lots of forms and referrals from outside agencies. I was desperate to just turn up somewhere with a friend and have a cuppa in a space that catered for Oshi's sensory needs but included other children. Determined not to let the isolation of raising a child with disabilities overwhelm us, I reached out to local parents in a similar position and asked their advice, and Oshi’s World was born. My previous experience and relationships within the special needs world is invaluable to inform my current position within the charity and of course my main role (and best one) as “mum”.
Treasurer & Oshi's Aunty
“I am one of the three founders of Oshi’s World, along with my two sisters Helen and Anna (Oshi’s mum). As a mum of two girls, I have first hand experience of the complexities of socialising as a family in a community that isn’t made accessible for children of all abilities to play together. I set out to support the family charity in 2016. I have grown up in Penarth and went to Welsh medium primary and secondary school. My professional background had stemmed from degrees in anthropology and in social research, which led to my career in statistics. Currently, I work at the Office of National Statistics and contribute my corporate, research and data analysis skills to the board of trustees.