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.

START website

PODS website

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.

Simon supports the Plumbline family of churches in the East of England and Ireland – click here for more details.