Who we are

Includes Us 2 is a local parent-driven charity providing information and support to disabled children, young people and their families in the areas of Ashford, Folkestone and Hythe and Dover.

Includes Us 2 is led by a Board of Trustees, the majority of whom are themselves parents of disabled children. This means we are able to ensure that our mission and values reflect the needs of disabled children and their families living in our area.

“Nobody judges me, like I’ve done something wrong. Everyone treats me like an equal, it means so much.”

Parent, Includes Us 2 member

Staff & Trustees

Chloe Ewen

Sharon Lewis
Manager

I have worked with families and children including those with special educational needs for over two decades and have a personal and professional understanding of the roles, demands and joyful moments when supporting children and families. I love making a difference and giving back to communities. I enjoy gardening, walking, Pilates and love all things coffee and cake!

Chloe Ewen

Jennifer Anthony
Chair of Trustees

Jennifer has been an IU2 Trustee for several years, as well as accessing the services for her 3 boys, all diagnosed with ASD and ADHD. She became Chair in March 2022 and has experience teaching English to adults and currently works with deaf children in primary education. Jennifer is pleased to be working with the IU2 team and planning for the future.

Chloe Ewen

Warren Smith
Trustee

Warren joined Includes Us 2 in June 2023.

Chloe Ewen

Vacancy
Trustee Treasurer

Please contact info@includesus2.org.uk if you’re interested in becoming our Treasurer. Enquiries very welcome!

Chloe Ewen

Lucy Ellis
Trustee Secretary

Lucy works for a local accountant and is a mum of two boys, her eldest has an autism diagnosis and her youngest is on the diagnosis pathway. Includes Us 2 helped Lucy and her family massively when her eldest was first diagnosed with being able to attend groups and trips which felt inclusive and (almost) stress free! She is passionate about helping the charity continue its amazing work.

Chloe Ewen

Marilyn Andrews
Trustee

Marilyn lives in Dover and is a mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Some of her children and grandchildren have disabilities and so she can empathise with and help families.

Chloe Ewen

Nicola Crowfoot
Family Support Officer

Nicola lives with her husband, son with autism, daughter with dyslexia and their pets. She has been working for Includes us 2 for many years now and in her previous roles has always worked with children or young people with disabilities and their families. Nicola loves helping people and watching their confidence grow.

Chloe Ewen

Clare Winwood
Volunteer

Clare lives in Dover and has 2 teenagers, one with PDD and the other with ASD. She has volunteered in a primary school and has a Level 2 certificate in Children and Young Peoples Workforce. Clare loves volunteering with Includes Us 2 as she wants to give back for all the support she has received in the past.

Chloe Ewen

Davina James
Volunteer

Davina lives in Dover and has 3 children two of which have ASC and ADHD. I am a very friendly and supportive person who likes to help others wherever I can. I am enjoying volunteering with Includes Us 2.

Join our charity. Membership is open to parents and carers of disabled children and young people and those with additional needs in Ashford, Dover and Folkestone & Hythe. There is no cost involved and benefits include access to information and support, signposting to helpful organisations and involvement in our events and activities.