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The YRP Team
Cath Stamper - Chief Executive
Cath joined York Road Project in July 2012 and is responsible for managing all of the services provided at YRP. Cath also works with commissioners and potential funders to ensure the continuing viability of the organisation in order to provide the best, client centred support possible.
Cherisse Dealtry - Deputy Chief Executive
Cherisse joined YRP in 2017 after many years working within the homelessness sector in Guildford, including managing the Homeless Outreach & Support Team (HOST). She brings with her a wealth of experience and her role will be to support the Chief Executive in the smooth running of the organisation.
Kristina James - Night Shelter Team Leader
Kristina has recently moved into the position of Team Leader with responsibility for the Night Shelter. Having worked for several years as a Night Shelter Project Worker and then supporting clients in our Move On properties, she has a wealth of experience and understanding for the clients
Teresa Buckler- YRP Outreach Team
Teresa had been a member of our invaluable night project worker team for many years and decided that she wanted to moved to a full time position. She has lived in Woking for many years and knows the area very well and she has a passion for empowering clients to make changes for themselves.
Clare McCord - YRP Outreach Team
Clare started working for YRP in August 2015 delivering SHAWS before it changed to YRP Outreach. Clare has had a variety of job roles including working for Jobcentre Plus, supporting clients with mental health issues back into work, and more recently working for Riverside Housing providing support to people who were at risk of losing their tenancies. Clare now engages with individuals on the streets and supporting them into accommodation.
Joel Unwin - Move On Project Worker
Joel has recently joined the YRP team after working at St Mungo's in London. He has a wealth of experience supporting clients after they have moved into accommodation after a period of homelessness and believes everyone can make changes with support. Joel has lived locally for many years and so knows the area well.
Fay Kearley - Day Centre Coordinator
Fay leads in the Prop Day Centre. She has worked in the homelessness sector for many years and is passionate about providing more than just a roof to clients, recognising that life skills are essential in sustaining accommodation.
Jacob Nunnerley - Prop Project Worker
Jacob has recently joined the YRP team as a Project Worker in The Prop after volunteering with one day a week for several months. He has recently completed a degree in psychology, and wants to combine his education with experience in a relevant but challenging setting. His role involves helping run the Day Centre; including rough sleeper drop in, advice and workshop’s. He enjoys working for a cause he is passionate about and is excited for the future of the YRP.
Night Project Workers
Darren, Lynn, Teresa, Ben, Anita, Jason, Kristina, Sarah, Naomi, Timea and Michael make up our dedicated team of Project Workers who support the clients who are staying overnight in the shelter. They complete assessments and support plans as well as assisting clients to look towards future housing options.
Mel Jones - Kitchen Supervisor
Mel runs the kitchen and prepares delicious meals for the clients both in the night shelter and Day Centre. She is focused on healthy eating, runs cooking workshops and offers clients work experience in the kitchen under her supervision. She is also very sporty and so is the obvious person to lead our sports workshops.
Jane Blackburn - Bookkeeper/Administrator
Jane is responsible for all of the administrative duties which relate to the smooth running of the organisation. She does everything from ordering pens to making sure that everyone is paid and everything else in between!
Carine Njoh - Accounts Administrator
Carine Njoh has recently joined the YRP team and works alongside Jane looking after the finances and administration of the organisation. She previously worked at Ladywood Project Charity as an Account Assistant/Treasurer and likes to listen to music, dance and travel.
The Board of Trustees
Overseeing the whole organisation is the board of trustees whose role is to ensure that YRP is run in accordance with The Charities Commission guidelines. The Board members are:
Beryl Keeley - Chairperson - Beryl has been a Woking resident for a number of years. She works in London and her walk to the office has often provided a reminder of homelessness. Beryl is keen to make a difference where she can and so became a trustee of The York Road Project.
William Hammond - Treasurer - Bill lives in Woking and works in London. He has a very busy life and claims that he used to have some hobbies but now has a wife, two children and a full time job - he does sometimes have some spare time on a Sunday between 2 and 2.15pm!
Graham Ball - Vice Chair Graham has been a resident of Woking since 1960 and a supporter of YRP since 1995. As a Christian he felt challenged to work out what 'love your neighbour' meant in practice and helping those in need of a place to stay seemed to be what God wanted him to do. He's always liked messing about in boats and currently has a narrow boat called Hunky Dory. Graham was YRP Chairman until October 2015.
Andrew Humphreys - Andrew has a wealth of experience in voluntary and statutory service development for disadvantaged client groups. Andrew is the Director and Principal Consultant at The Improvement Agency, which he established having completed a MBA. He has lived all his life in Woking, Andrew is married with two sons and attends Christ Church Woking. Motivated by his belief in God’s love for each individual and the power of communities to improve people’s lives, Andrew has been a YRP trustee since 2005 having been involved in the project as a volunteer for several years before that.
John Mayne - Secretary - John is a professional Electrical Engineer, having worked for 35 years with a locally based firm of Mechanical and Electrical Consulting Engineers. He brings experience of building services and project management to the York Road Project and advises on matters of Health and Safety. He is an active member of Christ Church, Woking.
Mike Rivers - Mike has over 25 years experience of working in the social housing sector in the areas of homelessness, housing advice and the letting of Council and housing association housing. Before his housing career Mike worked as a professional musician but unfortunately for him the fickle finger of fame and fortune pointed elsewhere - music's loss was housing's gain! Mike lives in Woking with his young family and is a member of the Coign church. He enjoys walks in the countryside, playing bass guitar, karate, keeping fit and playing squash.