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
Daphne Lewis
UNISON, Church Lane house, Church Lane, Chelmsford, Essex. CM1 1NH

East Midlands
Preet Johal
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
Angela Lysons
UNISON, Arena Point, 1 Hunts Bank, Manchester, M3 1UN

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

South East
Laura Webster
UNISON South East, Ground Floor, Ranger House, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, Surrey. GU1 4UL                                                           

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

Cymru/Wales                                                                                      Gill Smith
UNISON, 491 Abergele Road, Old Colwyn, Colwyn Bay, Conwy. LL29 9AE

West Midlands                                                                                  Keith McKenzie
UNISON, 24 Livery Street, Birmingham, B3 2PA

Yorkshire and Humberside
Jordan Stapleton
UNISON, Yorkshire & Humberside regional centre, Quayside House, Canal Wharf, Leeds. LS11 5PS