10th April 2019
David Warburton, Senior Biodiversity Officer for the London Borough of Sutton will talk about biodiversity in an urban setting, particularly the work of the Council and its partners in delivering local improvements for nature and wildlife, through management of nature reserves and through the planning process.
David has provided biodiversity advice and practical conservation efforts with the London Borough of Sutton for 14 years, with his formative years spent at the RSPB and Wildlife Trusts, after completing a MSc in Advanced Methods in Taxonomy and Biodiversity from the Natural History Museum. David is Chair of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex branch of the Royal Society of Biology and a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London.
8 May 2019
Gail Linehan, Director of Care Service and Strategy Development at St. Raphael’s Hospice, will be giving a talk about the work of St. Raphael’s, the ethos of hospice care, and the different aspects of that care. St Raphael’s Hospice provides exceptional hospice care everyday to patients and their families dealing with terminal illness in Sutton and Merton.
Gail Linehan is nurse who has specialised in palliative and end of life care for the last 20 years.
She has cared for people at the end of life in the hospice and in the community.
Facilitating people being cared for in the place of their choosing supported by those who are important to them is the central premise of her practice.
Gail has held various roles at St Raphael’s, becoming Director of Care Service and Strategy Development five years ago.