Your Own Place is an award-winning social enterprise delivering Money, Housing, Tenancy and Cost of Living support to prevent homelessness.
Our Non-Executive Directors
As a social enterprise and limited company, Your Own Place has a Board of Non-Executive Directors. With terms of only three years, like everyone at Your Own Place they are valued for the experience and passion they bring as well as the skills they offer an evolving and innovative social enterprise.
Don hails originally from Dundee but has lived in Norfolk for more than 25 years. He has a strong personal sense of social purpose and as a result, has spent the majority of his career working within the voluntary and statutory sectors with children and families, in roles across social care and housing.
He is currently the CEO of Boudica Schools Trust which operates 10 schools within Norfolk. Don describes himself as a ‘late bloomer’ in terms of academic achievement meaning he has had to combine studying and work across his career.
In addition to the Masters in Therapeutic Child Care he was awarded by the University of Reading, he has achieved further Postgraduate qualifications at LSBU and UEA and is a Member of the Association for Project Management.
Away from work Don enjoys walking his dogs and is a keen motorcyclist and cyclist.
Emma worked as a mental health nurse for seventeen years, and has been an elected County Councillor for nine years.
She has held a number of voluntary governance roles in schools and charities.
She is passionate about supporting social change in her local community through both directly leading small-scale projects and providing support and challenge to local organisations to meet need in creative and impactful way.
Warren previously worked for both national and regional contractors providing housing maintenance services to homes across the East of England. He joined the Flagship Group in 2018.
He now leads Flagship Services in providing repairs, maintenance and cyclical works to the Flagship Group homes, more than 31,000 properties across East Anglia. With Flagship Services currently and in prior roles he has worked with Your Own Place to provide opportunities and support individuals entering the work-place and has witnessed first-hand the positive impact that Your Own Place can bring to the lives of its trainees.
Warren says ‘so I am very happy to join the Your Own Place Board with the aim to continue, and improve on, the fantastic work delivered by Rebecca and the Your Own Place team’.
Hannah has 19 years’ experience across the public sector including positions in the police, social services, and housing, undertaking roles nationally and locally at housing associations.
Hannah is a Governing Board member to the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) who provide those who work in housing with the tools to enhance themselves professionally.
Hannah is passionate about providing persons with a safe warm home and all the skills needed to sustain tenancies.
‘I find it hard to criticise because as far as I can see everything you have presented has been done well and it’s been all encompassing. I didn’t realise I would be getting as much from it as I have and I was pleasantly surprised. I thought it was going to be exclusive in the sense that I might not feel included’.
Our Mission is to prevent homelessness
Our Vision is that everyone has a safe and secure home
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Tel: 01603 611910
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©Your Own Place CIC. We are registered in England and Wales. Company number 08751344. All our profits go to back into the business and in supporting the Your Own Place Advisory Board (YOPAB)