Judith - CEO
I have spent over 30 years working in the voluntary sector with disadvantaged young people, 25 years at NACRO working with prisons and resettlement of offenders and the last 8 years with Nightstop.
I am passionate about enabling young people to lead meaningful, independent lives within their community and helping them find somewhere to live is the first stage in that process. For me prevention is key if we are to prevent costly interventions later in a young persons life - with that in mind, mediation work with families and working with schools are key priorities for Nightstop for the next 5 years.
Sally - Evaluation & Sustainability Manager
I joined Nightstop in September 2017 following various roles in the housing and homelessness sector, including 9 years in the housing team at Wyre Forest District Council. I'm passionate about making a difference for people who require housing assistance and at Nightstop the difference we make helping to empower people is evident on a daily basis.
My role within the organisation is ensuring that we deliver services that are relevant, efficient and effective for our service users and partners as well as ensuring that we are financially sustaintable and can continue as an organisation for many years to come.
Angela - Young Person's Mediator
I joined Wyre Forest Nightstop as Education Officer in August 2015. I set up provision for life skills training. We are now a recognised Open College Network West Midlands organisation (Centre No. 61083). I established our Schools Education Programme delivering homelessness sessions to local secondary schools. My new role within Nightstop is as Young Person's Mediator. This is a key preventative service helping families and young people struggling with conflict to find positive solutions to move forward. We have extended provision to reach any young person aged 11+ and my role is to develop and deliver this service.
My role is enjoyable and continually developing which gives me the variety and challenge that I enjoy within a motivated and energetic team. Most of all I enjoy working directly with vulnerable young people helping them turn their lives around from crisis to ongoing support.
Gill - Business and Finance Support
I started as a volunteer then moved into my current role 2 days per week. I manage the Nightstop financials and support the work on business plan and strategic direction. After 30 years in senior roles within the food industry I wanted a new challenge and to work where I felt I could make a real difference. With such a driven, motivated and passionate team it is great to be able to use my skills to help the day to day management and the future direction of this fantastic service.
Lisa - Volunteer and Community Engagement Officer
I began volunteering with Nightstop in October 2017. I came as a small business owner wishing to support vulnerable young people with cooking and baking skills, crafting, budgeting and social skills. I fell in love with Nightstop and its cause immediately and so joined the team part time, in March 2018 as Administration and Support before up taking up my current role as Volunteer and Community Engagement Officer.
My role consists of recruiting, training and coordinating volunteers, organising and delivering events and strengthening community relationships. I have many years’ experience working with the community as well as over 12 years’ experience working with volunteers in the housing sector. I am definitely a ‘people person’ and get a real buzz from working with young people and our volunteers, who give their time and support to Nightstop.
Cat - Axis Youth Hub Coordinator
I joined Nightstop in August 2016 to coordinate the day to day running of the Axis Youth Hub. This is a Big Lottery funded partnership project, led by Nightstop, which brings together many local support services for young people.
It is fantastic to be able to work with young people face to face supporting them through their journey.
Dave - Project Manager South Worcestershire
I have worked in the homelessness and housing sectors for over 10 years in a variety of different roles from street outreach to hostel support and most recently as part of the housing team for Wychavon & Malvern Hills District Council.
I am passionate about the prevention of homelessness and for young people to be given the opportunity to have their voice heard. I'm excited to be part of the Wyre Forest Nightstop team and to re-launch the South Worcestershire Nightstop and Mediation Project.
Jo - Homelessness Prevention Officer
I joined Nightstop in October 2018 having worked in the sector for around 17 years in roles such as Hostel Worker, Youth Homelessness Coordinator and Housing Officer. My role within the organisation is as Homelessness Prevention Officer as a job share with my colleague Ellie. I am passionate about working with young people and look forward to working with the Nightstop team!
Outside of work I enjoy time with my horses and caring for my young (and extremely exuberant...) family!
Ellie - Homelessness Prevention Officer
I joined Nightstop in November 2018 as Homelessness Prevention Officer. I work part time and job share with Jo. I am taking a leading role in managing the Education Programme for schools and colleges, delivering homelessness awareness sessions across Wyre Forest and South Worcestershire. I am a trained Mediator and my role includes facilitating mediation sessions.
My background is in family support and working with families and young people in a support capacity around housing, education, health and relationships. I am passionate about making a positive difference to the young people within our communities and helping to prevent homelessness.
When I'm not at work I enjoy spending time with my family, attending my local sports and running club and I have entered my first Triathlon this summer.