Meet the team

The Workforce


Ed Ives-Wara

Chief Executive
Young Carers and their Families living in Basingstoke & Deane receive support in various forms through the Basingstoke & District Young Carers Team (BDYC). The team and I, are all passionate about improving the lives of Young Carers and their Families. The team go above and beyond to ensure that our service users are receiving the services they require and need. At BDYC we are mindful that often young carers can be hidden, we actively promote young carers responsibilities via schools, local businesses and other voluntary sector partners to ensure that professionals are able to recognise the signs of someone taking on additional caring responsibilities enabling them to know where to signpost or refer to.

Colette Bibby

Activities Co-ordinator
'Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury; play is a necessity!'. Play improves your cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being and through play children learn about themselves and the world. All quotes that i truly believe, and my role within BDYC together with my positive attitude allows me to support, listen and guide our young carers through the enjoyment and freedom of play.

Charity Trustees


Miranda Smith

Chair of Trustees
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Jenni Monger

Vice Chair
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Chris Garrett

Trustee / Treasurer

Tracy Griffin

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Lynne Maney

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Roger Gardiner