I have worked for charities for over 25 years, after completing my studies in Theology. Most of my work has been with people who are homeless and I have managed a number of hostels. I joined The Barons Court Project in 2014 and really enjoy my work leading the community here, it's a great privilege. In my spare time I enjoy travelling, meeting up with friends, occasionally cooking and love an evening out with Karaoke.
Before I joined Barons Court Project in March 2017, I have over 10 years' experience in various business sectors including education, fashion, retail, wholesale and hospitality industries, but never in a non-profit organisation. It is a fantastic opportunity for me to work at BCP. This is because it provides me not only to gain valuable new work experience but also to make an invaluable contribution to help people in need. Here I meet with a great team of individuals who are working as a team to provide a great support to our service users. I am very grateful to be part of this. I really enjoy the friendly and supportive working environment here. When I am not working, I spend time with my family, hanging out with friends and I travel whenever I get the chance.
Recovery & Abstinence Coordinator
I am a drug and alcohol practitioner with over 15 years’ experience working with vulnerable people. I facilitate the Recovery and Abstinence group on Saturdays at the project. I am an amateur dramatist and have been involved with various acting companies. In my spare time I like to listen to a bit of jazz.
Having had a career in the charity sector for several years, I’m very excited to be working with the Barons Court Project; a charity that has a remarkable impact on the local community. My role is to help spread the word about the BCP and to raise support for the incredible work that goes on here. I’m a former member of one of the only ukulele bands to come out of the West Midlands and an increasingly despondent supporter of Ipswich Town F.C.
During my final year at University where I studied Criminology and Forensics, I started working in the Homelessness sector. Having worked in the hostel system, I decided to take the leap into more front-line work in this rewarding sector. I am excited to work as a Project worker at Barons Court Project and start a fulfilling career. The team are really awesome and passionate about what they do. Outside of work, I enjoy travelling and embracing new cultures. Oh, I also have a cat named Ollie who I adore.
Prior to joining Barons Court Project, I worked in the higher education field for 5 years and then started working in the homelessness sector working for Crisis and then St Mungo’s, where I worked in homeless health across Hammersmith and Fulham. Having known about and having worked with Barons Court Project during my time at St Mungo’s I know the impact that the service has for its guest and the local community. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, travelling and watching sports, particularly football.
Before I came to Barons Court Project, I was working for St Mungo’s in a female only hostel. I wanted to gain experience working with a wider variety of people and this is exactly what I get to do in my new role as Project worker and volunteer lead. I love helping people to challenge themselves and empower them to find and pursue their passion in life, an ethos that is an integral part of BCP. In my spare time I enjoy running, cooking and travelling. I am also hoping to begin training as a yoga teacher in the new year!
Employment Project Worker
I have been working in the charity sector for a few years, seeing the disadvantages people face in this world/country motivated me to go to university and study International Development with NGO management. After graduating I worked in a hostel to get a better understanding of the real life struggles homeless people go through. I joined Barons court for a better hands-on approach and to put my skills that I have gathered over the years into giving those in need the opportunity to improve their confidence and find sustainable jobs where they can be respected and happy.
Board of Trustees
Is a resident of Hammersmith and cares about the people that live in our Borough. He has been involved with businesses in London for many years, more recently building a global financial services firm. He brings with him experience from being involved as a Trustee with other local charities and a desire to help grow and develop our Project and to expand our services.
Has been a trustee of the Baron's Court Project since May 2015 and currently serves as the Treasurer. Born in Hammersmith, Will moved back to the area in 2004, and has since worked with various local voluntary organisations. Whilst at university, Will worked for several years as a volunteer for a student-focused mental health support service, and maintains a strong interest in mental health.
I’ve been a Hammersmith resident since the first day I came to London from my native Northern Ireland over 20 years ago, and to see first-hand the real difference the talented and committed team here at The Barons Court Project make to many deserving people from our local community is both humbling and inspiring.
I have fifteen years’ experience in senior executive legal and compliance roles with different global businesses and, together with my fellow Trustees, it’s a real privilege to be able to use our skills, experience and external viewpoint to help support and guide Michael and his team in their vital work for everyone who visits the Project. It is a responsibility that we don’t take lightly, especially as the pressures our service users face continue to grow in these challenging economic and political times. But it is a responsibility that we all immensely enjoy and are proud to have been given. I spend the rest of my time on surfboards, in theatres, on golf courses, or walking, especially back home in “Norn Iron”.
Is the Business Development and Fundraising Director for SHP, a large London based homeless charity where he has worked for over 10 years. Prior to joining SHP Jamie was a Probation Officer and he still retains an active interest in the criminal justice system, particularly in relation to the role third sector organisations and community groups can play in breaking the cycle of offending. He became a trustee in 2017 having seen the valuable work the project does with vulnerable people, many with complex needs, in Hammersmith & Fulham.
Following a degree and a masters in Evolutionary Psychology, I moved into a career in communications and have spent the last 12 years working as a Brand Strategist. I am passionate about the power of strategic brand thinking to move organisations forwards to great success and have done this successfully for a wealth of businesses, government organisations and charities. Having lived in Barons Court since 2013 I am thrilled to be able to apply my expertise to this amazing organisation and hope I can help make a real difference to the fortunes of the Barons Court Project
My first professional role after graduating from Liverpool University in 1995 was working with vulnerable people who were experiencing a multitude of physical, mental and social care issues. I continued on this career path and now have over 25 years working in this sector. I have a passion and commitment for social justice and strive to improve the lives of vulnerable people, improving outcomes and reducing inequalities in our society.
I have spent many years working in the third sector initially as a practitioner then moving onto senior management roles. I now have a joint role as Assistant Director working for Camden Clinical Commissioning Group and Camden Borough Council commissioning services for people with mental health, learning disabilities and homelessness. I am honoured to have joined the board of Trustees here at Barons Court Project and hope to support the project in making a real difference to local residents.
I'm a commercial and compliance lawyer who has worked in technology companies and the oil and gas industry. I've been a local resident for 12 years and wanted to use my corporate experience to benefit the community, and help Michael and the team achieve their goals for the Project.
We are grateful to Hammersmith and Fulham Council for their funding. Their grants make up 27% of the projects annual costs.
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