Rebecca White is the CEO and Founder of Your Own Place. As a social entrepreneur, ex-local authority commissioner for social services and qualified secondary school teacher, Rebecca has years of experience working with young people in a variety of settings. Rebecca exemplifies the successful combination of business minded, policy-lead strategic and third sector experience. What really drives Rebecca is social inequality and finding new entrepreneurial, financially sustainable and people-lead solutions to addressing it. She says that ‘by the roll of a dice a person’s life chances are dramatically altered. Homelessness is just one manifestation of social inequality. Our neighbours, solicitors, businesspeople, teachers and members of the public are our biggest asset. If we can effectively leverage this people power into social action in the most impactful way possible we can go some way to supporting those that need it most whilst benefiting ourselves too’.
Rebecca puts her money where her mouth is and volunteers as an Enterprise Adviser with East Coast College.
Jessica is our new Employment Project Coordinator starting on 1st November 20198. She will work restoratively to offer 1-2-1 personalised support to the young people we work with. Using the Journeys to Employment (JET) framework, she will devise bespoke support packages with the young person. The young person takes the lead and Jessica supports them to liberate their barriers to accessing Norfolk’s wealth of provision and practically help them get ready for work.
Jarrod joined us in July 2017. Jarrod delivers group and 1-2-1 TILS. He is a deeply passionate and empathic youth worker who brings new energy and compassion to Your Own Place.