Teresa McGinn – Chief Executive

Teresa has been with HF Mencap for 15 years, re-launching Hammersmith & Fulham Mencap in 1999 to deliver and develop service user led advocacy services.  The charity has grown and diversified over the last 15 years offering a variety of Children and Adult services, which are popular and respected in the local community.

Teresa feels strongly committed to making sure that people with learning disabilities take control of their lives and have as much choice and opportunity as everyone else.  Teresa has previously worked as a Drama Therapist and Consultant with people with learning disabilities, on a variety of issues and in a wide range of statutory and voluntary sector organisations across the UK.


Amanda Roles – Senior Manager

Amanda joined HF Mencap in 2002 to coordinate Parentsactive, a parent led support organisation, her role evolved to provide advocacy to parents/carers of disabled children and develop further services, Early Support Keyworking and Inclusive Play for disabled children and their parents.

Amanda is the mother of a severely disabled young man so has first-hand knowledge of the needs and concerns of parents with disabled children.


 Dean Ashby –  Operations Manager – My Life Service

Dean joined HF Mencap in 2013 assisting on a social inclusion project called Social lives which supported adults with learning disabilities to live a fuller life. He is now  the Operations Manager of HF Mencap and heads our Support service MyLife: Out and About and the activity centre which currently delivers 35 sessions per week based at our head office, 65 Aspenlea road.

Dean believes everybody has the right to person centred support, the opportunity to be involved in activity’s they enjoy and have the resources to achieve their goals.









Hana Smeeth – Self Advocacy Manager – Safety Net People First