Who we are

We are not for profit and non political
We are a network of local people and organisations

Our goal is to create a supportive community for everyone

Who we are

 Safer and Supportive Salisbury is a charity, leading a network of local people and organisations working together towards creating a safe, supportive and inclusive community for everyone who lives or works in the city and for all visitors to Salisbury and surrounding areas.

Our objects are:

 1. To promote the relief in need of the residents of Salisbury and its environs who are in need by reason of age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other social or economic disadvantage; and
2. To carry out any other purposes which are charitable in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. 

 Safer and Supportive Salisbury (SaSS) is a totally independent, non-political, not for profit charity. The  members of our network all represent local community groups or charities or are active in the Salisbury area as individual volunteers.


What we do

Safer and Supportive Salisbury raises funds and generates income to help further its aims and actions. The organisation shares, networks, signposts and communicates good practice and research. It promotes events and activities in its own right as well as those sponsored, supported or organised by member community groups and organisations.

The Safer and Supportive Salisbury Group grew out of the original work on Safe Places in Salisbury. It has evolved into a network that has helped to carry forward the Council’s Health and Wellbeing Agenda with minimal resources.

A copy of our constitution can be found here.

The group holds a well-attended open meeting 4-6 times a year at which members exchange information on their current activities and a great deal of informal networking takes place before and after the formal meeting. 

The last SaSS AGM was held on 11 December 2023 when we were able to confirm our registration as a charity with the Charity Commissioners of England and Wales. 

Our policies can be found here: Behaviours and Values, Data Protection and Privacy, Diversity and Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Safeguarding.    

SaSS’s membership includes the following:

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Louise Harris, Wiltshire Advocacy People –  louise.harris@theadvocacypeople.org.uk

Graham Audin, Community Transport South Wiltshire

Elizabeth Bartlett, Dementia Feasibility Study

Liz Batten, Soroptimist International of Salisbury,

Kate Brooks, Care Homes Volunteers   –   kateb@carehomevolunteers

Lee Buckley, Sarum Community Mental Health Team/ Memory Service

Penny Calvert, Art Care at Salisbury District Hospital

Gjenya Cambray, Wiltshire Creative – gjenya.campray@wiltshirecreative.co.uk

Clare Christopher, Three Chequers Surgery

Kate Darbyshire,  Wiltshire Council Housing Resident Engagement Team

Ann-Marie Dean,  Tisbury Memory Group and Tisbury Community Sensory Gardentisburymemorygroup@gmail.com

Helen Dowse – Carer’s Champion – helendowse@talktalk.net

Margaret Firth, Wiltshire Community Foundation

Jonathan Gapper, Home Instead care providers

Christina Gregory, Avon and Wilts (Mental Health) Partnership

Sarah Gregson, Communities Officer, Salisbury City Council

Amy Hammett, Salisbury Museum Community Curator  – amyhammett@salisburymuseum.org.uk

Emma Harper, South Wilts Mencap

Anita Hansen, Community Development Officer, Wessex Community Action

Health Improvement Coaches; Wiltshire Council, 

Robin Imeson, Rise61, robinimeson@rise61.org

Karlene Jammeh, Area Board Delivery Officer Wiltshire Council  – karlene.jammeh@wiltshire.gov.uk

Jo King – Alabare Christian Care and Support – j.king@alabare.co.uk

Irene Kohler – Senior People’s Champion, Silver Salisbury   – silver.salisbury@outlook.com

Pip Loach, Local Area Co-ordinator Wiltshire Council  – catherine.loach@wiltshire.gov.uk

Anna Maycock-Frame, Happy Café  annamaycockframe@outlook.com

Robin McGowan, CEO, Salisbury BID

Fiona Ollerhead, Pantry Partnership

John Page, Salisbury Men’s Shed  – salisburymensshed@gmail.com

Sandra Parkin, Julian House

Rebecca Seymour, Celebrating Age  

India Sutton, Carers Support Wiltshire  – india@carersupportwiltshire.co.uk

Harry Theobald, Alzhiemer’s Support

Phil Tomes, Salisbury Library

Age UK Wiltshire 

Charles Woodd, Harnham Neighbourhood Group – harnhamcommunity@gmail.com


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