Having experienced mental illness in my family, I was delighted to accept the post of trustee when approached, allowing me to give something back. I want to assist Step One to continue to support vulnerable people.

Dave Hodgetts - Trustee

Dave has been our trustee since 2015, after being a trustee and vice-chairman of Community Care Trust since 2009. He has spent most of his working life with British Gas South Western, working his way up from a production trainee at Penzance gas works, to eventually becoming a Regulatory Issues Manager at Staines.

In 1999 Dave and his wife Christine bought Furzeham Lodge Care Home in Brixham and ran it for five years. Since moving to Brixham, Dave has become an active member of the local community. He has been a director of Brixham 21 Limited (a not for profit community company set up to coordinate the regeneration of Brixham), chairman of Brixham Community Partnership, and chairman and trustee of Torbay Community Partnership (a charity that oversees the 16 Community Partnerships in Torbay). Over the last few years, Dave has helped his wife in running Brixham Fish Market Tours.