JANE – 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.
DAVID – 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.
AYANNA – 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!
SARAH – 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.
CAT – 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.
TRACY – PROJECT WORKER
My previous role as a support worker, helping people and their children who are fleeing or in danger of domestic abuse and sexual assault, has given me invaluable information and insight into homelessness.
By joining the BYH team, I’ll be able to keep doing what I love most: actively assisting and supporting young people who are facing homelessness.
BECKY – 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.