Meet the Team – Kathryn Shackleton

Meet Kathryn Shackleton, one of the HMViP carer representatives

I was an IT Project Manager for Allianz Insurance, managing people to deliver IT projects. I have been on sabbatical recently, due to my husband Iain Sutcliffe’s illness, and am shortly going to be made redundant. I am also one of four people who run a jazz club in Dorking, Surrey (unpaid). I am the Promoter, choosing and booking the bands and dealing with their contracts. I also sit on several judging panels for international and UK jazz competitions.

What is your interest in HMV?
My husband, Iain, has MND. He has a tracheostomy and uses a ventilator.

When did you join the HMViP?
End of 2023

What do you personally hope to see the group achieve?
I’d like to encourage clear lines of supply for people using HMV to obtain consumables in a timely way; to improve support for people using HMV including
support for and provision of appropriate ventilation equipment. I would also hope my role will enable me to have a clear route to experts on HMV
including access to early adoption of improved equipment/techniques/processes which might help my husband.