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How BELIVE is working through COVID 19

Due to COVID 19, Belive will be changing the way we provide our service to beneficiaries
from face-face to social media for example. Telephone calls, Zoom or WhatsApp Video, this
is to protect our beneficiaries and volunteers in the current situation.
Belive is committed to providing a safe service in accordance with Government guidelines
and Department of Health. If you are aged 18 plus, living with a mild-moderate learning
disability, lonely or isolated living in Kent and would like a befriender please contact Theresa
Hammond: 07977696658 or email:
We are pleased to have been given funding from the government’s
Coronavirus community support fund.

Contact us

If you would like to get in contact with BELIVE Medway to talk about volunteering for us, becoming a trustee, getting some befriending or anything else. please Contact us.

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    The Trustees


    The Trustees

    Our trustees are recruited because they are committed to the purposes and aims of BELIVE, adhere to the policies and procedures of BELIVE and ethos of the charity commission.

    Theresa Hammond

    Founder and chair of BELIVE 2018. Qualified Therapeutic counsellor and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Currently working part-time in a safe environment with adults on a range of issues. Over 18 years of post-qualifying experience as a child and family’s social worker including safeguarding.  Practice Teacher.


    Joanna is a Parent Carer and Counselling Psychologist. She created the website to signpost to emotional support for parents of children with special needs and is currently researching emotional wellbeing in parent carers.   

    Hi my Joe

    I have been a trustee for BELIVE since 2019. I am also the founder of a Community Interest Group (CIC) called Disability Medway Network CIC. As a group, we both raise awareness and champion people with hidden and visible disabilities.

    Hi, My name is Mark Lemmon,

    trustee for BELIVE since August 2019.  I have a business background and many years’ experience as a CEO, and MD of two national /international brands. Currently, I work as a non-executor director for a range of businesses, including my own business and franchise consultancy service, for new business start-up and business restructuring projects.  

    Hi my name is Jacqui O’Shaughnessy

    I have been a trustee for BELIVE for over 2 years.  My background is within the financial banking sector, I have worked in banking for over 25 years. I choose to get involved with BELIVE as I instantly could see the vision and passion Teresa had for the charity, I also found from personal experience that there wasn’t much help for people with mild to moderate disabilities, so made the best decision to become a trustee.

    Hi, my name is Mark

    I have been working with people who have a learning disability for over 20 years. I am a Registered Nurse (Learning Disabilities) and work as a manager of community learning disability services. I am passionate about promoting social inclusion for people with disabilities and tackling loneliness and isolation. I have been a Trustee for BELIVE since 2020

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    Hi, I am Dorothy

    I am a volunteer for Belive. I like animals, going to tourist attractions and gardening.  I enjoy meeting other people, have a good sense of humour and I’m keen to try something new.

    Hi I’m Edward.

    I am a volunteer for Belive. My hobbies include. Going to the gym, Gaming Swimming, Archery,  Horse Riding, Watching good movies and Helping people.

    My name is Melanie Reynolds, I’m a volunteer for Belive.

    I’m looking forward to being able to support people in their homes, over the phone or on trips out. My hobbies include Zumba classes, walking and socialising, I also have a good sense of humour and a good listener.

    My name is Manprit.

    I am a centric people person, Good communicator & listener. Good sense of humour and like meeting new people & new challenges. Cool under pressure.