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Action Groups

Each of our three Action Groups meets online, every other month, they each have a chairperson and vice chairs who shape the meeting agendas and also help set the strategic direction of the group.

We take meeting notes and share these after the meeting to aid those who were not able to attend and keep track of our progress as a group. We have around 15 member organisations in each group and try to ensure a wide variety of causes and a good geographical spread across the BOB area.

Action Groups

This group focusses on how we can work in partnership as a system to support residents mental health which includes people of all ages.

The Mental Health action group has nominated members to the BOB MH partnership board, transformation committee and provider collaborative.

The Mental Health Action Planning brings together a sub group aiming to strengthen mutual understanding across sectors, leading to more collaboration between NHS and voluntary sector leaders; from strategic system conversations to grassroots community action. 

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Mental Health Action Group Leadership

Andrea McCubbin

CEO of Buckinghamshire Mind


CEO since 2015 of a charity reaching 9000 people, Andrea is driven by her lived experience as a carer. She also co-founded an award-winning social enterprise.

Rebekah Sammut

Director of Development and Fundraising of One-Eighty


Rebekah has worked for 15 years in charities as a professional fundraiser and volunteer manager.

Here we bring organisations from a wider range of focus areas some supporting adults and some children, it is clear there are lots of aspects of health that can be improved in this area across the BOB area.


The LD&A group is in contact with the ICB’s Nursing Directorate and looks forward to being part of partnership structures.

Learning Disablities and Autism Action Group Leadership

Jane Stanford-Beale MBE

CEO of Autism Berkshire


Before becoming CEO in 2015, Jane spent 20 years in the IT project management. She was made an MBE in 2023 for services to autistic young people and their families.

Gita Lobo

CEO at Autism Family Support Oxfordshire


CEO since 2005, Gita leads AFSO's strategic development, fundraising, partnerships,and training. She has worked and volunteered in the VCSE since 1998 in the UK and overseas.

Our focus is on older people in this group and how we can improve their life experiences and health in general. We also include dying well in our remit.

The AW action group has nominated members to the BOB Urgent & Emergency Care Board.

Ageing Well Action Group Leadership


Fiona Price

CEO of Age UK Berkshire


Fiona’s charity serves 18,000 older people and carers per year. She spent 10 years in retail business and has worked for four charities in business development roles, becoming CEO in 2017.

Jo Turner MInstF (Dip)

CEO of Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity


Jo was a senior civil servant in culture and sport policy before joining the charity sector as a professional fundraiser for hospices, then becoming CEO in 2018.
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