Tara Spence is the Chief Executive Officer of Home-Start in Suffolk. Since taking over the leadership in 2015, she has played a key role in the charity's 520% growth as well as the successful merger of two neighbouring organisations to create Home-Start in Suffolk. Through a network of almost 300 highly qualified volunteers, the organisation offers family support throughout the county and holds the Queen's Award for Volunteering.

Due to her extensive expertise in the voluntary sector, Tara developed and led Suffolk and NE Essex’s ICS, VCFSE resilience agenda, which establishes guidelines for the VCFSE's commissioning and non-commissioning interactions with the health and care system.