Our people We have over 7,500 people working tirelessly across our organisation ensuring the smooth running and effective delivery of care homes, support services, programmes, campaigns and more. Our patron Her Majesty the Queen has been our patron since 1980. Since then, Her Majesty has played an influential role in the work that we do. Our trustees Our board of trustees — legally responsible for the general control and management of the administration of the charity. Our vice presidents Our vice presidents are former trustees or long-standing supporters of the charity who continue to support our work through their philanthropy, and through active community engagement around our services. Our executive team Our executive team — led by Chief Executive Neil Heslop, are responsible for the day to day running of our charity.