Val Unsworth (Chair of Trustees)
Val took up the role of Chair of Trustees in 2012 but she has been involved in Caring Matters Now right from the beginning, supporting Jodi (who is her daughter!) in the founding of the charity. Across the years she has continued to be actively involved and has been amazed to see it develop and grow to what it is today.
When Jodi was born little was known about CMN and there was no support whatsoever available. Val is now very glad that through Caring Matters Now, not only is there appropriate and sensitive support available for families today, but also much is now known about CMN, thanks to the tireless work of
When Jodi was born it was traumatic and continued to be so for a number of years, but now, looking back across more than thirty years, Val acknowledges how it has shaped their lives for the common good, and counts it a huge privilege to be part of the Caring Matters Now family.
Val began her career as a teacher of children with special needs but since has become a qualified counsellor and currently works at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, supporting bereaved families.