Transitions UK – Supporting disadvantaged youth at risk aged 14 to 25 yrs

Employees

 

team member ron overtonRon Overton,  CEO

Ron founded the charity and initially was Chair of Trustees. He stepped off the Board to manage the charity day to day and provides much of the vision and drive that has seen the charity develop substantially over the last four years.

Ron has previously run a Hospice and a small national charity as well as having been a Baptist Minister for 11 years. He has a wide of experience of charity and youth work and has a contagious passion for the work and vision of Transitions UK. If you are interested in getting involved he would be pleased to speak with you on 07939 510922 or email ron.overton@transitionsuk.org

 

 

Michelle Sharpe, “Achieve” Project Manager

Michelle is our Project Manager for this exciting programme supporting  young people with special needs before, during and after they leave school. The project helps them to face the transition challenges of moving from children’s to adult services and from school life to more independent life in the wider community.

Michelle has a background of working with young people with special needs, and is a credit to our team, with her knowledge and expertise that she has brought to the project. If you are interested in getting involved with the Achieve Project, please e-mail michelle.sharpe@transitionsuk.org

 

 

 

 Radhika Dattani, “Aspire” Project Manager

Radhika is our Project Manager for the Aspire programme, which helps to support and change the lives of young people who are at risk of offending or re-offending. The launch of the Aspire Project has already impacted the young people that Radhika is working with, and is looking to be a success.

The support that Radhika is bringing to these young people’s lives is crucial, and the work she is doing to get the Aspire Project moving from it’s launch has been fantastic. If you would like to be involved with the Aspire Project, please e-mail radhika.dattani@transitionsuk.org

 

 

 

 

Vanessa Leroux, “Attain” Project Manager

Vanessa is our Project Manager for the Attain programme, which supports and change the lives of young people who are Leaving Care. The launch of the Attain Project in October 2018 has given Vanessa the opportunity to make new contacts in the Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire area.

Vanessa’s project is very new, and is just getting off the ground. Before Christmas, she hopes to be working with Young People in Buckinghamshire, and helping them to transition into adulthood and independence from leaving care. If you would like to be involved with the Attain Project, please e-mail vanessa.leroux@transitionsuk.org

 

 

 

Katie Hall, Administrator & Achieve Activities Coordinator 

Katie works alongside Michelle on the Achieve Project, as well as taking on an administrative role in our main office. She helps Michelle to plan the activities in the Achieve sessions, and is able to implement different types of skills training for the young people into the framework.

The relationships Katie has built with the young people on the Achieve Project has helped her to put a framework into place to cater to each of the young people’s needs.

 

 

 

 

As Well As…

Bethany Whiting, Achieve Project Assistant

Steve Hague, Aspire Project Supervised Mentor

Lorraine Henshaw, Telephone Fundraiser

Tina Frewer, Hertfordshire Area Partnership Manager

Nicola Shillingford, Milton Keynes Area Partnership Manager

Sandra Forbes, Fundraiser

Rachel Balchin, Bulldog Accounting, Management Accounts, Payroll & Pensions

Lena Robinson, FTSQ Ltd, Social Media Marketing

 

Corporate Fundraising 

This is a shared role among CEO and Trustees, together with our staff and volunteers. As we expand we will be looking to have this sit with a nominated Corporate Fundraising Manager.

 

 

Volunteers

We recruit and deploy a wide range of peer and peer plus volunteers – on project, in the office and as fundraisers – and are always looking for new members of the team. Get in touch!

 

 

Transitions UK is committed to ensure that young people are properly safeguarded and that their welfare and well-being is paramount. All staff, Volunteer and Trustee appointments are subject to a satisfactory DBS check at enhanced level and to rigorous referencing and scrutiny.