Who we are

Vintage Communities currently has two co-directors Deborah Klée and Marc Mordey. We plan to become a co-operative at a later date and will invite the older people we work alongside to join us as co-directors.

Deborah Klee

In addition to being a co-director of Vintage Communities Deborah is the Independent Chair of two safeguarding adult boards and the editor of Working with Older People.

Prior to Vintage Communities she was an Independent Consultant where she worked on a number of national and local studies to improve people’s experience of services. As a Local Government Group Associate she wrote the publication Getting on Well Together; councils working with older people (IDeA and LGA 2009) and worked as an expert advisor and project manager for the Ageing Well Programme from April 2010 to March 2012.

Deborah has worked as a senior manager at the Audit Commission and Healthcare Commission. In 2005 she led a national review of implementation of the NSF for older people (on behalf of the Healthcare Commission, CSCI and the Audit Commission) and was editor of the resulting report Living Well in Later Life March 2005.

An occupational therapist by profession, Deborah has nearly 20 years experience of working in the NHS as a clinician and senior manager. She has an MBA in Strategic Health Service Management and is a qualified project manager Prince 2 Practitioner.

Marc Mordey

Marc Mordey has been the Chief Executive Officer of 2 charities – The Society of St James (a homelessness organisation based in Southampton) and ROCC (Resettlement of Offenders Coordinating Committee – an umbrella organisation for the supported housing/social care sector in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight). He has also been a senior manager within the NHS (mental health services).

Since 2000 Marc has worked as a freelance development and support adviser working with housing organisations, mental health agencies, Probation services, health services and others and has undertaken a comprehensive range of activities including whole service working with diversity training and consultancy, evaluations of schemes, work relating to training on service users empowerment and involvement and work on the resettlement of serious offenders.

During the last 3 to 4 years Marc’s work has focussed more and more on issues relating to older people, ageing well and age equality. He has undertaken a review of sheltered housing provision for Notting Hill Housing Trust and (as both an Associate and team member with the National Development Team for Inclusion, NDTi) he has worked on a range of projects and initiatives relating to older people and their needs, aspirations and opportunities. Marc continues to work with NDTi as an Associate and he is also involved with various community based initiatives within his home town, Newport Pembrokeshire.


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