The Trustees

The Frank Parkinson Yorkshire Trust is governed by the Board of FPYT Trustees Ltd.

It is the responsibility of the Trustees to ensure that the Almshouses are governed and managed efficiently, using resources prudently and apply due diligence at all times.

The Trustees meet regularly to:
  • oversee the management of the complex
  • draw up and review financial reports,
  • review and update policies,
  • ensure the smooth running of the site
  • take the charity forward, planning future developments and ensuring the health and welfare of the Residents and staff
  • Robin Sidebottom

    Robin has an extensive background in the Health and Social Care Sector and is The Founder and CEO of Procurae Group which provides care and support to a range of people.

    Robin has been involved in the care sector for over 30 years, having started his career as a support worker he has held senior management positions for over 18 years and he has an intrinsic knowledge of the sector, and he understands the key important elements that ultimately ensure that people receive the care and support that they need and ensuring that housing needs are met.

    Robin was the Chair of Scottish Care at Home and Vice Chair of Scottish Care for over 12 years and is an ex Aireborough Grammar School pupil and fondly remembers the history of Frank Parkinson and the Compton Parkinson factory

    Until recently Robin lived in Horsforth, he has two sons and takes a keen interest in football and has been a qualified referee for over 20 years.

    Vikki Brownridge

    Vikki Brownridge

    Vikki is currently the CEO for StepChange Debt Charity, a Leeds based Charity which provides free and confidential debt advice to people struggling with financial difficulties across the UK. She leads a team of 850 colleagues who deliver debt advice and administer debt solutions to hundreds of thousands people each year.

    Vikki has worked for StepChange for almost 17 years and held many senior management positions including executive roles since 2018, she is experienced in operational leadership, business development and relationship management.

    Vikki has a daughter and 2 sons, both sons play rugby for Yarnbury in Horsforth and the whole family are heavily involved with the club which along with walking her Labradors keeps her busy outside of work. CEO

    Charles Clough

    Charles qualified as a Solicitor in 1976 and practised in his home town of Pudsey for 34 years.

    As a experienced family Solicitor he specialised in Probate, Trusts and elderly client work, with particular emphasis on assisting a multitude of individual, smaller clients rather than larger, or corporate, concerns.

    Charles has been involved in the management of The Frank Parkinson Yorkshire Trust for 30 years and has been Chair of the Trust since 2012.

    His Interests include classic cars, walking and the countryside.

    Sarah De Biase

    Sarah De Biase Frank Parkinson Trustee

    Sarah De Biase is a chartered physiotherapist specialising in the care and support of older people.

    Sarah has 20 years NHS experience across acute, community and mental health care services for older people. Sarah is currently Allied Health Professional Lead for Older People’s Mental Health Services at Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust; she also works with the Yorkshire and Humber Improvement Academy. Sarah is also Falls and Bone Health Officer (having served two years as Chair) for AGILE, the Association of Physiotherapists working with Older Adults, a professional network recognised by the CSP.

    Sarah’s previous roles include heading up a national quality improvement programme aimed at improving systems of care for older people living with frailty, working with health and care professionals to support earlier identification of people at risk of frailty to allow for more person centred care and support through the provision of proactive, targeted interventions related to the needs of individuals.

    Hilary Greaves

    Hilary was  Headteacher of a large Primary School in central Bradford for many years until she retired in 2006.

    She undertook a wide range of management duties including human resources, finance and health and safety issues. Since her retirement, she has been actively involved with a local charity in Ilkley and this has given her a wide experience of the needs of older people in their daily lives.

    Hilary is an active member of Ilkley and district u3a and enjoys a variety of hobbies, including leading a local walking group. She is also a steward at Bradford Cathedral.