Project Leads manage the project, staff and build relationships with partners
I have personal and professional experience of the care system. Since 2002 I have worked on a number of projects that involve young people in care developing their arts/music and performance skills through group work. I have written/designed and delivered a number of OCN accredited programmes for rural/disengaged young people. However the majority of my job roles have revolved around social care which clearly appears to be where my heart lies.
I have undertaken a number of consultation and participation jobs in the community on a range of topics from affordable housing to play provision for parish councils. I have worked for two homeless charities encouraging the recovery of 60+ residents through education training and activity provision. After which I then worked as a ‘Head of Centres’ for 6 Children’s Centres whereby I worked with schools/ pre schools and a number of families and their children.
I set up the House Project in Oxfordshire in mid-July 2018. As the project lead in Oxfordshire our project means young people will move in to shared accommodation, unlike the other projects. This is the norm in Oxfordshire because housing is so expensive.I believe in this project as the best way of giving 16-17 year olds in care the opportunity to learn to take ownership of their life - it not the easiest option, but certainly the best!
Join us in Supporting Care Leavers: Three Exciting Fundraising Events at NHP. Kicking off our fundraising series next week, is an inspiring ultra-marathon run by none other than Sam Ankers, a dedicated staff member at NHP. Sam's determination to make a meaningful impact exemplifies the spirit of our cause.Read more
Energy supplier E.ON has stepped in to provide support and supplies for young people who are supported by Coventry’s House Project to live independently. The Project supports young people to leave care, as they build confidence and gain independence, whilst living in their own home.Read more