Patron of Minstead Trust

Professor Joy Carter DL has been appointed as Patron to the Minstead Trust – a local charity that supports people with learning disabilities and autism to lead more independent and meaningful lives.

Professor Carter has been Vice-Chancellor of the University of Winchester since 2006.  As well as holding a number of roles at national level in university and vocational-related boards, she is very engaged in faith-based, values-led education at all levels and the Church. She is also a member of the Prime Minister’s Social Mobility Advisory Group.

In 2013, Professor Carter became a representative of the Lord Lieutenant and is now a Deputy Lieutenant for the county of Hampshire.

Professor Carter is passionate about all aspects of equality and has a particular interest in widening participation in higher education. Her role as Patron of Minstead Trust brings together her personal faith and her interest in social mobility and equality and the development of vocational skills.

Commenting on her appointment Professor Carter said:

“In my new role as Patron, I am looking forward to supporting the Minstead Trust in its excellent work helping people with learning disabilities and autism to live more independently and meaningfully. We need to value all members of our society and the work of the Trust in making a real difference to people’s lives is one that has my utmost support.”

Chair of Trustees, Richard Woolgar said:

“We are very pleased that Professor Carter has agreed to become a Patron of the Trust and help us raise the profile of our work across the region.”