Su Sayer

Su Sayer

Founder and director, United Response

Su Sayer CBE was the co-founder and chief executive at United Response for 40 years until she stepped down in 2014 to take on a part-time post as founder director for three years.

United Response supports people with learning disabilities, mental health or physical support needs, with 3,500 staff supporting people across England and Wales.

Awarded an OBE in 2000 for services to disabled people and a CBE in 2013, Sayer also received the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2003 Charity Awards.

She has served on the boards of several government bodies and charities and is currently chair of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and a trustee of The Silverline Helpline and The Urology Foundation.

Sayer is also an honorary senior visiting fellow in the faculty of management at Cass Business School, City University and vice chair of Seaford College.

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Su Sayer CBE, chief executive, United Response

January’s launch of Easy News has helped to level the playing field for people with learning disabilities, says Su Sayer.


United Response: 'Our chief executive has stayed for 40 years'

Maurice Rumbold, chair of United Response offers his thoughts on why having the same chief executive for 40 years works has worked so well for the charity.

Dealing with a thick-skinned troublesome trustee

Rose Wilson and Su Sayer offer advice as to how best to deal with a difficult trustee who just won't budge.

Case study: How United Response listened to service users

United Response established a specialist inclusion team to help it increase the involvement of beneficiaries in the charity's governance

Is Lord Wallace suggesting that Ministers are slow learners when confronted with evidence of all the problems being thrown up by payment by results for small and medium-sized third sector organisations? Why should the experiment continue in its present form once the evidence is confronted?

» Cabinet Office considers appointing charity contracting rep

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