Meet The Eiriol Team

Management Structure & Personnel

Eiriol has:

  • 1 x Full-time Manager
  • 1 x Full-time Advocate
  • 1 x Full-time Client Caseworker
  • 1 x Part-time Finance Manager

Our staff have a range of experience not only in mental health but in other roles including business management, social work, teaching, care home management, counselling, drug rehabilitation, restorative justice in prisons and nursing.

Eiriol are able to provide advocacy in English and Welsh languages.

 

Lynn Beachey

Manager

Lynn has worked for Eiriol since 2008, becoming the charity’s manager in 2010. Prior to joining Eiriol Lynn worked for the Crown Prosecution Service for fifteen years in a variety of roles, including that of a lay prosecutor in the magistrates’ courts, a Crown Court caseworker and then latterly, as CPS Oxfordshire Business Manager.

Lynn’s formal qualifications include: City and Guilds Certificate in Independent Advocacy, with added specialist units in Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) and Advocacy Management; Institute of Leadership & Management Level 5; Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) certificate in suicide first aid and Non-Instructed Advocacy.

In 2015 Lynn received a Caring Boss of the Year award from Carmarthenshire County Council’s Department of Communities in recognition of her leadership skills. In 2018 Lynn won the prestigious Swansea Bay City Region Women in Business Award for Mentor of the Year.

In her spare time Lynn volunteers as a coach for a local junior netball club, with children from the age of 7 years. She is a UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC) level 2 netball coach, a qualified netball umpire and a volunteer with the Welsh Netball Association, coaching the Pembrokeshire U15 county squad.

Janet Chiaro

Finance Manager

Jan has worked for Eiriol since 2014, becoming the charity's finance manager at the end of that year.

Jan's career in finance began in London during 1986 as an actuarial student, later becoming an actuary and consultant advising a range of clients from small private enterprises to large, blue chip companies. Since 2013 Jan has been a full member of The Association of Accounting Technicians (MAAT).

Jan returned to Wales in 2005; since when she has been working in finance, administration, management and mental health, both as a volunteer and on an employed basis.

In her spare time Jan enjoys teaching piano to students of all ages, from 5-years onwards; she is also involved in local cultural events and competitions. She is a keen reader and loves walking and jogging in the countryside.

Clare Singleton

Advocate

Clare has been an advocate with Eiriol since 2012. Clare previously worked in various adult mental health settings within Wales. She has worked both residentially and in the community, and is fully trained in Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) and Non-Instructed Advocacy.

Clare holds an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) certificate in suicide first aid. She is a Dementia Friend and qualified in 2018 to lead shared reading groups. She also has an Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) award in team leading.

In her spare time, Clare is an enthusiastic gardener.

Peggy Spooner

Client Caseworker

Peggy has a master’s degree in Social Studies. She joined Eiriol in 2016 and manages the Eiriol ‘Triage, Duty and Pool’ advocacy system which has beneficially increased the management of client referrals.

Peggy provides support for the advocates and manages the data recording system measuring client outcomes. She is the first contact for referrals and enquiries. Peggy holds an Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) qualification in management and leadership. Peggy is a Dementia Friends' Champion; a mental health first aider and has undertaken training in social media, digital tools and managing difficult clients.

Peggy is a keen, skilled baker and enjoys painting and sketching.