Simon is Chair of Trustees of START (Survivors Trauma and Abuse Recovery Trust), a registered charity based in Cambridgeshire which delivers two main projects: START Counselling, a local service for adults who were abused in childhood, and PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors), which works to make recovery from dissociative disorders a reality through training, informing and supporting.
Simon is a Director of Up North!, a community development company in the far north of Scotland. Its current primary objectives are:
- to develop housing in the North area
- to develop renewable energy schemes
- to run a ‘community chest’ project annually, helping fund numerous projects across the area.