From director to keyworker to trustee to volunteer, our team is made up of an agile group of like minded professionals brought together by a shared goal.

Alex Wallace 365 Shelter/ ‘Get To Know’ Workshops Lead
Alex Wallace 365 Shelter/ ‘Get To Know’ Workshops Lead

I lead two of our projects, 365 Shelter and the ‘Get to Know’ workshops. The two projects complement each other really well – the research that keeps our workshop up-to-date forces us to think about ways to improve the night shelter, and inviting people from the workshops to volunteer gives people an opportunity to really understand what their contribution is worth.

Antonia May Cross Fundraising and Communications Coordinator
Antonia May Cross Fundraising and Communications Coordinator

My role involves figuring out ways to get the public engaged and invested in our projects, so that all our great work is supported. Whether that’s inspiring people to fundraise for us, creating an important connection with a business or getting people to like us on social media.

Tyrell Jarrett Bristol Nightstop Lead
Tyrell Jarrett Bristol Nightstop Lead

I lead our Bristol Nightstop project. Nightstop provides a platform for a community response to homelessness as well as supporting and empowering young people to create practical change as well as change their perceptions of the world and the people in it.

Ed Reed Project Lead
Ed Reed Project Lead

I help run our 365 Shelter and Caring at Christmas project, directly helping homeless and vulnerable people in our city. I’m also involved with our Growing for Bristol project and developing our Survival Handbook in partnership with the Bristol Homeless Connect website to provide an information resource for people in need in Bristol.

Jenny Duffy Fundraising and Communications Lead
Jenny Duffy Fundraising and Communications Lead

My job is to raise the profile of the charity and source public funding and support for all of our work. I lead on strategising and implementing our fundraising and communications work alongside engaging new supporters and partners to champion the team and enable them to do the brilliant work they do helping people in our city.

Natalie Hendy Bristol Nightstop Keyworker
Natalie Hendy Bristol Nightstop Keyworker

I work with young people referred to Nightstop to support them and secure a safe place to stay through a volunteer host network when no other accommodation or options are available and no one else can help, I also refer to other organisations, help with CV’S or general Housing advice. That’s in a nutshell!

Kathryn Manners Project Coordinator
Kathryn Manners Project Coordinator

My role at Caring in Bristol covers a variety of different projects. I assist in the day to day management of the 365 Shelter which involves anything from recruiting and training new volunteers, to doing the laundry! I am also assisting in the development of the Bristol Homeless Connect website and Caring at Breakfast project.

Neil Ramsay Room 45 Project Lead
Neil Ramsay Room 45 Project Lead

I work with young people aged 16-19 who are experiencing family breakdown at home. My role involves placing young people into family homes for a short period of time, drawing from a pool of host volunteers that I have a close working relationship with. I then work alongside partnership agencies to facilitate young people to return home were appropriate and/or to achieve a positive outcome for the young people.

Marianne Swift Partnerships and Development Lead
Marianne Swift Partnerships and Development Lead

This is a great role, very varied with lots of scope for creativity – I was always keen to work for a grassroots charity that works to reduce homelessness in the city. My work focuses on expanding the scope and development of the charity, specifically through project development and building collaborative and strategic partnerships; I also lead on grants/trusts fundraising.

Ben Richardson Charity Director
Ben Richardson Charity Director

I have overall responsibility for the strategic and operational management of the charity. I enjoy bolstering our relationships with businesses and other partners to help ensure our work has a meaningful impact for those in need in our city. You'll usually find me accompanied by my dog, Lena.

Kat Caldwell Change and Transitions Lead
Kat Caldwell Change and Transitions Lead

As the Change and Transitions Lead my role is hugely varied. I deal with the day-to-day finances and provide financial support to the rest of the team. I also act as a floating support for managing and delivering projects, adding capacity where needed. And I’ll be involved in developing our reporting and evaluation tools.

Max Gregor Bristol Nightstop Keyworker
Max Gregor Bristol Nightstop Keyworker

I work with young people that are experiencing homelessness. My role is split between finding them safe emergency accommodation either through our volunteer host or referring them to local night shelters like the 365. Theo other half of my job is supporting young people in finding safe and secure long-term accommodation and advocating on their behalf in these matters.

Lisa Spice Assistant Director
Lisa Spice Assistant Director

My principal role is to oversee the operational elements of the charity and work alongside the Project Leads on a day to day basis to help ensure that we deliver quality services. I also support our Director Ben around our more strategic aims, working to improve our governance and promote the charity city-wide.

Lena Higginson The Common Project Lead
Lena Higginson The Common Project Lead

I love my role as Project Lead for The Common. We work with young people at their pace so they have time to get to know us. We have a great team of knowledgeable key workers who offer practical advice and emotional support. It’s a privilege to spend time with the young people we work with. I get to meet some great personalities as a result! Some have become Youth Ambassadors for our service helping us to plan to make sure The Common is relevant to young peoples’ needs.

Shanta Foley Room 45 Project Worker
Shanta Foley Room 45 Project Worker

I work with 16/19 year olds who are experiencing family breakdown. My role will involve placing young people into a family home with Host volunteers who have previous experience and training. I will be responsible for the day to day running of the project and I will be working alongside partnership agencies to ensure young people are at the forefront of any decision making. I will be supporting the young people and the Hosts during the transition to ensure safe, clear and consistent approach is met.

Jo Morrell Consultant for Youth Services
Jo Morrell Consultant for Youth Services

I'm proud to be working for Caring in Bristol to support and develop our youth projects. I want to ensure that relationship, kindness and trust are at the heart of all of our work with young people.

Lowri Grove The Common Key Worker
Lowri Grove The Common Key Worker

I work with young people aged 16-25 at our open access drop in centre called The Common. I support them to overcome problems caused by difficult life experiences through one to one support, outreach work and working alongside partner organisations. I love my job because I get to build relationships with some amazing young people who inspire me every day.

Hannah Mummery Activities Lead
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