Group structure and contacts

UNISON’s national policy officer working on disability issues is Deirdre Costigan:

Deirdre Costigan

UNISON Disabled members

130 Euston Road

London NW1 2AY


Members can also contact their disabled members’ representatives in UNISON branches to discuss any issues that might arise in their workplace. If the issue is health and safety related they can also contact their local health and safety representative.

Branches are grouped into 12 regions across the UK, and these are administrated by the head office in London.

Regional contacts
Jennie Anderson
Higdon House, Kempson Way, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 7AR

East Midlands
Dawn Bushnell
Regional Centre, Vivian Avenue, Nottingham, NG5 1AF

Greater London
Nicholas Turnbull
UNISON, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London, WC1 B 3LS

Gill Toward
UNISON, 140 – 150 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle, NE1 6TH

Northern Ireland
Mr Joe McCusker
UNISON, Galway House, 165 York Street, BELFAST, BT15 1AL

North West
Jason Wood
UNISON, Arena Point, 1 Hunts Bank, Manchester, M3 1UN

Kirsty Johnston
UNISON, Douglas House, 60 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3UQ

South East
Louise Whitney
UNISON South East, 1st Floor, 56 Queens Road, Berkshire, RG1 4AZ

South West
Karen Williams
UNISON South West, 2 Tangier Central, Castle Street, Taunton, TA1 4AS

Cymru / Wales
Carmen Bezzina
UNISON House, Custom House Street, Cardiff, CF10 1AP

West Midlands

Karl Mansell-Green,
UNISON, 24 Livery Street, Birmingham, B3 2PA

Yorkshire and Humberside
Paul Swarbrick
UNISON, Commerce House, Wade Lane, Leeds, LS2 8NJ.