Gwyn Fraser – Obituary

The team at the Ann Craft Trust were so very sorry to hear the sad news that Gwyn had died after a long and brave fight against cancer. 

Her courage and determination during her illness were amazing. She never lost her interest and compassion for others or her gentle sense of humour that many of us will always remember.

Following many years working as a psychologist, including in long stay hospital care, in 2003 Gwyn was appointed as Head of Psychology in Learning Disability Services in Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. She took early retirement in 2011, though she never stepped away entirely from supporting people with learning disabilities.

Gwyn was a supporter and friend of the Ann Craft Trust over many years, originally as an Associate Trainer, then as a Trustee in 2005. In 2009 she became the chair of Trustees.

I had the privilege of co-training with Gwyn on a number of occasions. Her knowledge and generosity in sharing her experience have benefitted many over the years.

Gwyn will be missed by many including myself who regarded her both as a colleague and a good friend over many years.  We all owe Gwyn a debt of gratitude for her commitment and contribution to supporting people with learning disabilities.