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.
JAMIE – PROJECT WORKER
I have years of experience supporting individuals with complex needs such as mental health, domestic abuse, substance misuse, homelessness, and all round advocacy needs. I am trained to NVQ level 3 in Advice & Guidance, Health & Social Care, and Education & Training, and have a strong knowledge of mental health issues, therapies, and medications. I have also recovered from lived experience of mental health, which gives me passion and empathy to support others in similar situations. I have extensive experience of how stigma and lack of understanding can affect sufferers, and I am passionate about changing the universal knowledge on these issues, and for education to be implemented on them in schools. I am really into music, health & wellbeing, and spending quality time with family.
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.