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Speaker Biography

Imelda Redmond CBE

Chief Executive, Carers UK

As Chief Executive of Carers UK Imelda Redmond is responsible for ensuring carers have a voice. With over 6 million people in the UK caring for a relative or friend the need for them to be heard has never been so vital. Imelda believes passionately that caring is one of the most critical issues facing society in the 21st century and that carers should be recognised for their contribution and listened to for their expertise.

Imelda Redmond has had a lifelong commitment to improving the lives of disabled people and their families. Prior to joining Carers UK she ran family support services for children with disabilities and she is currently vice-chair of disabled children’s charity Contact-a-Family. She is also a Non Executive Director of the Homerton University Trust and a Governor of a City Academy.