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Ben Whalley

Ben is the vice-chair and takes the lead on data protection and Safeguarding.

Ben worked in support and prevention roles for HIV organisations across West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester for over seven years and is a qualified and registered social worker. His specialist skills have been in safeguarding, advocacy, policy and practice development and employment rights. His current role is as a development manager for a large national charity in a project for people with multiple and complex needs in a geographical area of the North West. Ben was a trustee for two years for a small charity working with men at risk of offending in Manchester.

Ben lives in Manchester, though he enjoys travelling, reading and gaming in his spare time. He has been an elected trustee of the Brunswick Centre since November 2013. Ben’s passion is to combat the social and health inequalities of people from minority communities and to challenge the inequalities of opportunity that people from stigmatised groups face.