About us - Meet the team

We are pleased to introduce you to our team

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 with Nightstop since 2011.

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.

Gill - Business and Finance Lead

I started as a volunteer then moved into my current role 3 days per week. I manage the Nightstop financials and support the work on business plan and strategic direction.  After more than 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.

Outside of work you might just find me sitting in the garden sipping a G&T or on a golf course....

Angela - Mediation and Education Lead

I joined Nightstop as Education Officer in August 2015. Currently I am Mediation & Education Lead and, as lead mediator, I oversee the co-ordination of the mediation and education services. Managing and supporting the team within these areas, I enjoy being creative and welcome the diversity and challenge it offers.

Most of all, I enjoy mediating with young people and their families witnessing an improvement in their relationships, wellbeing and helping them learn new skills to manage conflict.

Outside of work you will find me walking my very lively spaniel, taxiing my children, sporting muddy wellies on a farm or running a short 5K to combat middle age spread.

Laura - Homelessness Prevention Lead

I am a dedicated individual with a passion for supporting young people experiencing homelessness. Having specialised in the homelessness sector since 2017, I continue to be driven by my desire to make a difference to the people that use the Nightstop service.  I joined Nightstop in 2020 and take great pride in the work that I do for the organisation. Teamwork is very important to me and working with the Nightstop team is extremely rewarding as we work together to empower young people to make a better future. I embrace each day as an opportunity to make a positive impact.

In my spare time I love to travel and spend time with my family.

Lisa - Senior Mediation Officer (Interim)

As a small business owner who wanted to ‘do more’ in the community, I began volunteering with Nightstop in 2017.  My background is in Housing and Communities so I knew immediately on joining the Charity that I wanted to be part of their bigger picture for tackling youth homelessness.

My role enables me to see great change and achievement from young people – nothing is more rewarding than seeing their progression and knowledge improve as well as their self- esteem, confidence and communications skills. I am a trained mediator and am passionate about facilitating communication channels between young people and their families to overcome difficulties that may be affecting their relationship.

Outside of work, I enjoy socialising with friends, walking and sampling afternoon teas. I am part of a running club and enjoy running too; well ‘enjoy’ might be pushing it but when you love cake as much as I do, then you have to run!

Alice - Mediation Officer

After joining Nightstop in 2022 as a University Graduate, I have had the privilege to develop within the organisation. Starting as a Homelessness Prevention Officer, then a Community and Beneficiary Engagement Officer, I am now progressing into my new role as a Mediation Officer.

I am excited to contribute my skills and experience to prevent homelessness before it occurs. My commitment to supporting young people and their families aligns seamlessly with Nightstop's mission, and I am eager to make a positive impact

Outside of work, you can probably find me at an airport, seeking out new experiences.

Jo - Homelessness Prevention Officer

I joined Nightstop in October 2018 having worked in the homelessness sector for many years.  I began working for CATH (Chester Aid To The Homeless) and really loved the diversity of working in this sector so when I moved back to Worcestershire I continued to work in the sector but focused on youth homelessness.

I am passionate about working with young people and like to overcome the barriers that we often encounter. I work part time and job share with my colleague Ellie.

Outside of work you can find me riding horses, running or gardening. I like to keep busy which is why my role at Nightstop suits me so well.

Ellie - Homelessness Prevention Officer

Having joined Nightstop in November 2018, I work part time and job share with Jo alongside the Operations team manager, Laura. My history of working with young people and families enables me to follow my passion to make a positive difference to the lives of people in our community and help to prevent homelessness.

I am responsible for supporting young people during their placements with our volunteers and other aspects of my job role include facilitating education sessions in schools, drop-in sessions at colleges and taking a lead in running our life skills award ‘Managing Your Own Tenancy’.

When I'm not at work I enjoy spending time with my family, swimming with a local swim team and walking my crazy Cockapoo.

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