Our mission is to connect people with long-term health conditions with meaningful work

Astriid helps bridge the gap between the Invisible Talent Pool (people with long-term health conditions who wish to pursue volunteering or employment), and the UK skills crisis.

Founded by David Shutts OBE following his cancer diagnosis, we believe that the value of work is far more than the wages paid. Employment provides routine, a sense of normality, challenges and rewards, and when approached correctly, can also facilitate a greater sense of wellbeing.

Our Team

James Arvidson

Charity CEO

Steve Shutts


Sonia Hutchison

Head of Operations

Mike Clark

Finance Director

Catherine Hale

Head of Consulting

Patricia Clark

Head Candidate Coordinator

Pippa Stacey

Communications Consultant

Kat Gower

Fundraising Lead

Kat Rodda

Job Match Team Leader

Our Trustees

Our Partners