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Kelly Chequer

I am a qualified nurse, specialising in mental health and care of the elderly, and after working for many years at Monkwearmouth Hospital in Sunderland I now work in Gateshead at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and in the community as a nurse consultant 4 days per week. 


I have been involved in the local Labour Party since I moved to Sunderland in 2001, and in 2016 I was very lucky to be elected to the council to represent the area of Southwick, which is where Grace House is located. I have enjoyed working in the area and helping residents since then. In May 2018 I was appointed to the cabinet within the council, and offered the role of deputy portfolio holder for health and social care. This was a great honour for me and I am pleased that my skills and my passion in this area are being put to good use, and I am able to support, lead and influence health and social care across the whole city. I am also pleased I am able to continue my work and very lucky that the two things fit harmoniously together. 


I’ve been very happy to have involvement with a number of organisations across the region. I am a trustee at Age Uk, I am a governor at Southwick Primary school and I am also on the board of governors at South Tyneside Foundation Trust. More recently I’ve enjoyed supporting the well-being works project, a partnership project between Grace House and HOPS and also the All For Carers alliance, co-ordinated by Sunderland Carers Centre. 

My spare time is spent with my family, I have 4 children and a gorgeous little dog called daisy who is hopefully going to be a registered pets as therapy dog soon. 

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21 August 2022
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