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MelAnie Hammond

Melanie is the Operations Director at Citizens Advice Tendring and has been employed there since 2007. Initially she held the position of Welfare Benefits Specialist then was awarded promotion in 2016.

Melanie has worked in the Voluntary sector for the past 25 years with a 2 year period in local government.

Her roles have included that of :

  • Trainer

  • NVQ Assessor

  • Welfare Benefits Specialist

  • Welfare Benefits Manager

  • Deputy CEO

  • Operations Director

Melanie Hammond

Melanie Hammond

Melanie was the first person in the UK to be awarded NVQ Level 4 in Welfare Benefits Advice and has a CIPD Qualification in Human Resource Management.

She has also been a lay member on Disciplinary Panels for Doctors Dentists and Pharmacists.

Melanie took up her appointment as a non-exec director in September 2016 for Your Living Room.

"I first met Diane when we became work colleagues through her appointment as Community Builder covering the Tendring Area based at the Citizens Advice Bureau in Clacton on Sea in 2013.

We worked well as a team and became good friends so when she told me of her next venture to help Hoarders, I wanted to be involved in such an innovative and inspiring venture. Having always worked with the public in advice settings my natural talents are in understanding complex problems people experience and the barriers they face in reaching their potential .

Enthusiasm and positivity are two major attributes I feel I bring to this role and my natural inclination to fight for social justice and against discrimination fits well with the ethos of Your Living Room.

I believe we should all support , encourage and campaign for people experiencing mental health conditions as the stigma attached to these needs to be buried along with prejudice and judgmentalism."

Debbie Fosker

Joining Your Living Room as a Non-Executive Director from April 2019 is Debbie Fosker, a BACP Person-centred counsellor. 

Debbie Fosker

Debbie Fosker

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