Service Manager for the Weekend Service in Newham

After a colourful and reckless past, a chance meeting at a Fun Day with a BOB volunteer led me to see what Build on Belief was all about. Knowing very little about the organisation I walked into the Ealing BOB to find out more.

I had previously worked with the homeless and with substance abuse so was intrigued to see what BOB could do to help service users and how they did it. Within weeks I was volunteering there. Working in a doctor’s surgery during the week and volunteering at the weekends. It soon became crystal clear to me which I enjoyed more and which one I had a real passion for.

The energy, compassion and knowledge of the managers at Ealing was infectious. I went from volunteer to team leader and after training and guidance I was encouraged to apply for a  manager’s position in Harrow. (A borough I had grown up in incidentally) but had left over 30 years ago.

After a year at the Harrow service I was offered a chance to move to the weekend service in Newham. Newham is one of the most diverse communities in London, which is reflected in our clients and volunteers. The place is full of bubbly characters and I'm enjoying every minute here. 

The rest, as they say is history, or a work in progress. I now ‘Build on Belief’ literally!

I believe with the right support, encouragement and assistance people can build, change, recover and achieve.

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 075 2212 8844