Meet the team

Steve Martin the General Manager

Steve Martin
General Manager

I have worked in the field of sight impairment for almost 20 years and took over as General Manager of Insight Gloucestershire in 2007. Having been severely sight impaired since the age of 34, I really appreciate some of the problems our clients face on a day-to-day basis.

Married with four children and four grandchildren, I enjoy reading, watching TV and of course, spending time with my family.

Chrissie Dutson is the PA to the General Manager

Chrissie Dutson
PA to the General Manager

My roles at Insight Gloucestershire are: PA to the General Manager and looking after the finances.

Steph Mckeever our Eye Clinic Liaison Officer

Steph Mckeever
Sight Loss Advisor

My role as a Sight Loss Advisor  means I am able to provide VI people with the means to find out about and access, any services or help that might be available to them. I also work as an Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) at Gloucester hospital.  This allows me to offer further support to clients  who may be unaware of equipment or advice relevant to their eye condition.

John Balfry is a Advocacy and Information Officer

John Balfry
Sight Loss Advisor

I try to help people with a visual impairment be more confident in being able to maintain as much independence as possible through support information and services. When I get the chance I enjoy snorkelling!

Mark Bailey Advocacy and Information office

Mark Bailey
Sight Loss Advisor

Mainly based in Cheltenham, I also work in our Gloucester Insight office. I am here to offer help and support to the visually impaired community here in Gloucestershire.

In my spare time I enjoy traveling to different countries, visiting National Trust properties and socialising at local beer festivals.

Marc Gulwell is a Resource Centre Advisor

Marc Gulwell
Low Vision Technology Advisor

My role at Gloucestershire Insight is to organise and run the day-to-day operations in the Low Vision Centre. This includes identifying items which can help sight impaired people live a more independent lifestyle.

I also run the Outlook group and I am the Chairman of the Gloucestershire VI County Cricket Club.

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Monica our Communication’s Officer

Monica Farthing
Communication Officer

My role is helping people understand what Insight does and how it supports people living with sight loss within the Gloucestershire area. Everyone finds they have different hurdles to overcome, at different times and Insight’s role is to provide the right information so that people can manage these issues as best as possible.