Rebecca White is the Director and Founder of Your Own Place CIC. As a qualified secondary school teacher with years of experience working with young 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 young people have equality of opportunity Rebecca will work tirelessly to champion disadvantaged young people.
Rebecca volunteers as an Enterprise Adviser with Great Yarmouth College.
Introducing Jessica – Employment Project Coordinator
Jessica is our new 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. 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.
Introducing Jarrod – TILS Trainer
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 energy and compassion to Your Own Place.
Introducing Simone – Volunteer Tenancy Mentoring Worker
Simone is a Volunteer Tenancy Mentoring Worker and is excited to be part of a growing organisation which aims to prevent 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. “It will be great to play a part in preventing young people from falling down what can be a very slippery slope.” Previously, she was a high school teacher and has been training in First Aid for the last 4 years.
Introducing Katie – Volunteer Tenancy Mentoring Worker
Katie is a Volunteer Tenancy Mentoring Worker who has a background in supporting young people and families in their homes. She has worked closely within the mental health sector and has experience of working with young people in residential care. “Looked-after children and young people is a group of people that are very close to my heart and I am excited to see what new adventures this role can take me on”.