About us

Chronic Illness inclusion is a voice for disabled people with energy limiting chronic illness, energy impairment, and chronic pain.

We a Disabled Person’s User-Led Organisation.

We are governed by a management committee. Over 75% of the management committee is disabled and living with ELCI, energy impairment or chronic pain. We work with a team of Associates.

To email team members click on the names in bold type.

Our Team

Founder and Director – Catherine Hale

Co-Chairs – Fran Springfield and Kathy Bole

Secretary – Simon Lydiard

Treasurer – Simon Duffy

Management Committee Members 

Alison Allam

Victoria Clutton 

Leonora Gunn

Aly Fixter (communications and editorial)

Nathalie Wright


Stef Benstead

Jennifer Brough

Josie Isles

Anna Ruddock

Patricia de Wolfe