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 chronic illnesses 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

Patricia Clark

Head Candidate Coordinator

Sonia Hutchison

Head of Operations

Pippa Stacey

Communications Consultant

Devesh Chaturvedi

Head of Technology

Kanthi Nimmagadda

Project Manager

Mike Clark

Finance Director

Susan Barnes

Corporate Partnerships Manager

Our Trustees

Our Partners