Introducing Rebecca – CEO
Rebecca White is the CEO and Founder of Your Own Place CIC. As a qualified secondary school teacher with years of experience working with people from all backgrounds as well as commissioners, politicians, business people and leaders, Rebecca exemplifies the successful combination of operational, strategic and business experience. What really drives Rebecca is social inequality. By the roll of a dice a person’s life chances are dramatically altered. Homelessness is just one manifestation of this and until people have equality of opportunity Rebecca will work tirelessly to champion disadvantaged people.
Rebecca volunteers as a mentor for HMP Warren Hill and as Enterprise Adviser at Sewell Park Academy.
Introducing Jessica – Employment Project Coordinator
Jessica is our Employment Project Coordinator and started on 1st November 2018. She works 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.
Introducing Jarrod – TILS+ Trainer
Jarrod joined us in July 2017. Jarrod delivers group TILS+ and 1-2-1 TILS. He is a deeply passionate and empathic facilitator who brings energy and compassion to Your Own Place.
Introducing Simone – Mentoring Trainer
Simone is a Volunteer Mentoring Trainer and is excited to be part of a growing organisation which prevents homelessness. She will be continuing her work to reduce the stigma faced by many marginalised groups. She has previously trained professionals in eating disorders, drugs, alcohol and homelessness. She has focussed on helping people with often very complex issues.
Introducing Hannah – Administrator
Hannah joined the team in February 2019 as the YOP Administrator. Hannah is dedicated in supporting organisations which work to tackle social inequality and has worked within large and smaller third sector organisations for 14 years. Hannah has training in communication design and likes to bring her creativity into her work.
Introducing Tom – Mentoring & Engagement Worker
Tom joined Your Own Place in June 2019. Tom has a wealth of experience with Norfolk Young Carer and is excited to bring #YouthVoice to Your Own Place through his work with YOPAB as well as bring more trained mentors and mentees together.
Introducing Jessica – Tenancy & Independent Living Skills Plus (TILS++) Trainer
We are thrilled to welcome Jessica to out team at the end of 2019. Jessica has previously been a dedicated employee at a large chain and worked with teams to open their new stores. Ensuring the high quality of the brand, managing trainers and following regulations, we are excited to add Jessica’s training credentials to the YOP Team.