At BYH, we work tirelessly to mitigate the impact of youth homelessness throughout Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. We provide support for young people aged 16-25 years old who have experienced homelessness or are at risk of it. We aim to prevent homelessness in the first instance, however when this hasn’t been possible we offer the help you need to rebuild your lives and empower you to successfully move on from homelessness.


Upcoming training courses

1 day course, Tuesday 11th June 2024

9.30am - 3.30pm

BYH, 1 Church Walk, Stapleford, NG9 8DE

Reward £5 voucher, travel costs, lunch and snacks, qualification

4th & 5th June 2024

10am - 3.30pm

BYH, 1 Church Walk, Stapleford, NG9 8DE

Reward £10 voucher, travel costs, lunch and snacks, qualification

18th & 19th June 2024

10am - 3.30pm

BYH, 1 Church Walk, Stapleford, NG9 8DE

Reward £10 voucher, travel costs, lunch and snacks, qualification


How we can help

Parcel Scheme

We offer emergency food parcels and toiletries packs to young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. For those who are moving on from homelessness and into their own tenancy, we provide a Home Starter Pack which includes a range of basic kitchen equipment, towels and cleaning products.

Home Street Home

Our secondary school workshops with peer educators set out to challenge the stereotypes around homelessness, raise awareness of the issue and equip young people with the information they need to recognise when they are at risk of homelessness and seek the right support as early as possible.


Meet the team


Project Manager

I’m Jane, I’ve been a Project Worker at BYH since 2014, and I am now the Project Manager. Prior to that I worked with looked after children & young people with challenging behaviours for 12 years.

I really enjoy my role here at BYH, we’re a small team with one thing in common….. making a difference! It has given me a great insight into the complex issues around homelessness and an understanding of how valuable the work we do is to the vulnerable groups that we work with.

I have met, and work with, some remarkable and inspirational young volunteers that have experienced homelessness themselves and without them BYH just wouldn’t be the success that it is.


Finance Worker

I have been the Finance Worker at BYH since June 2017. I have over 40 years experience of working in finance and benefits at local authorities and for a large multinational charity, where I was involved, amongst other things, with the management of homeless hostels across the East Midlands.

I enjoy working with numbers and hope that my experience can help this great charity continue to grow and achieve.


Senior Project Worker

I have worked at BYH since October 2017. I initially joined the team as the drop-in worker before becoming a project worker and then promoted as the senior worker.

Prior to my role at BYH, I was a child protection social worker and have ample years of work experience in a range of different settings, such as, within schools, youth offending and working with homeless men with substance misuse difficulties.

I thoroughly enjoy working with children, young people and families. I believe everyone should be given the opportunity to meet their potential and I really enjoy helping people achieve their goals. I am dedicated to provide support and advice, this sometimes can mean direct focused work but on many occasions, general chats and a cup of tea is just as effective!


Project Worker

I joined BYH in October 2021, I have always worked alongside children and young people. I have 13 years of youth work experience in a range of areas from youth clubs, schools to residential care.

Most recently I have worked in Nottingham City Council’s Play and Youth team. I have a degree in Youth Work and have a level 3 in Education and training. I enjoy developing my skills and knowledge to help young people achieve and succeed.

I joined BYH because I love the work the charity does with training and helping homeless young people. I am excited to fit into the team and continue the charities success.


Project Worker

I joined the BYH team as a project worker in October 2022.  Alongside this role, I’m also a foster carer and have been for the last 5 years.  I thoroughly enjoy working with young people and have done so for the last twenty years.  I have experience working in youth work, substance misuse, supported housing and education.

Supporting young people in reaching their potential is something I’m very passionate about.  I believe that my previous experience of being in the care system and being adopted has made me super appreciative of the support I’ve previously had which is what has driven me in all my roles.

In my spare time, I love going on adventures in the Peaks with my family. I also enjoy running and am hoping to do an ultra-marathon next year.

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Placement Coordinator

I started my journey within the homelessness sector in 2008 teaching drums in a hostel, from that point I knew I wanted to support people to find sustainable and positive opportunities for themselves.

For me this eventually led onto managing projects for young people and adults within housing.

I am excited to work with BYH’s young people and to be part of their journey.


Project Worker

She’s Back!!

I previously worked for BYH for 8 years and then spent some time away working within a secondary setting supporting vulnerable students.  I feel that working with homeless young people is where my heart is so returned to BYH in 2023.  I am passionate about the work I do at BYH and find it a really rewarding and inspiring experience working with different young people from a variety of backgrounds.

I experienced homelessness myself when I was 17 and spent some time in and out of various hostels, this led me to want to progress a career in social work so I attended Nottingham Trent University.

In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit, going on holidays and spending quality time with my family.

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