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 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 Sewell Park Academy.
Jessica is our new Employment Project Coordinator and started 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. She has previous experience of coordinating student wellbeing in further education to support vulnerable young people with accessing education and employment. She is excited to join the team to help prevent youth homelessness and work with young people to feel more confident at overcoming barriers into employment, education or training.