Meet The Team

Meet The Ready4Home Team

Our experience in the social housing sector is uniquely diverse, enabling us to understand the challenges of local authorities, commissioners, Her Majesty’s Prisons and our Service Users. This 360° view ensures we can find the right solution with a customer-led, care-focused, sustainable approach.

What we have in common is our drive to create change in homelessness together with reducing re-offending thus making a positive, sustainable difference. The result is the delivery of high quality housing and support that meets the individuals needs. Click Below to virtually meet the staff.

Nicola PalmerNICOLA PALMER – GOVERNANCE AND COMPLIANCE
I am delighted to be joining Ready4Home Housing Support CIC. I have over 25 years experience in secondary education where I am a serving Headteacher.

I am passionate about the whole Inclusion agenda with my specialisms being Behaviour, Special Education Needs and the Social, emotional health and wellbeing of young people and the wider community.

I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience to work alongside the team to develop an innovative provision for education and training opportunities in the pursuit of reducing reoffending and helping ex offenders re-join society.

I have been involved in the governance of schools for a number of years including being the Chair of Governors for a Pupil Referral Unit and both Primary and Secondary schools. I hope this experience will enable me to bring an objective viewpoint to the board and an external perspective on the policy making and planning direction of the company.

Contact: nicola@ready4home.co.uk

Emma HoughtonHEAD OF CARE AND SUPPORT
I have worked with Care and Rehabilitation for over 30 years, which is longer that I care to admit!

My career started out in caring for adults with severe learning difficulties. This was a challenging role, yet extremely rewarding. I can say without doubt the challenges of my role gave me the drive to succeed in the 3rd Sector.

In more recent years my career spanned to housing and supporting the most vulnerable people in immigration and ensuring they felt safe and secure.

One of my proudest career moments was being able to prevent a loss of life by talking and listening to a vulnerable adult. In recognition of this I was presented with an award at a ceremony in London which led me onto being an overall winner and receiving a further award.

Working alongside UKV&I I have worked with individuals who’s needs have included DV, Trafficking, Mental Health, Adult Social Care, Substance Misuse, Gamblers Anonymous, Debt Management, and many more.

Amongst the extensive training I have undertaken is a Suicide Awareness course which was extremely informative and whilst under the recent lockdown I gained a Diploma in Psychology.

However, as I do enjoy acquiring new skills, I am sure there will be more learning achieved at Ready4Home Housing Support CIC.

Contact: emma@ready4home.co.uk

Shaun LeeSHAUN LEE – HEAD OF SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT
My background is in Social Care having been employed by Wigan Social Services for over 12 years. During my time with them I worked within the Family Support Team, this role involved working with families in crisis including visiting on a regular basis conducting direct work, budgeting, parenting skills, debt management, sign posting to other relevant agencies etc.
I then moved over to the Leaving Care Team working with 16–21-year-old’s leaving the Care system. My role involved moving these young people into independence living by liaising with local authorities and private landlords to find a suitable tenancies. Move On Plans included assisting my clients gain essential life skills. Extending the service once moved on including budgeting, benefit assistance, cooking, job applications and all aspects of independent living.
I have spent the last 16 years working alongside of UKV&I on the immigration process, housing and supporting families and singles who are going through their immigration process. I deal with many aspects of their lives, including alcohol and substance misuse, mental health, social care, trafficking and a whole range of issues.
All these roles have proven to be challenging at times but most of all extremely rewarding.
I now move onto the next chapter with Ready 4 Home Housing Support CIC and feel excited about the challenges and rewards that lie ahead.

Contact: shaun@ready4home.co.uk

NETTA HYMANSON 
Netta Hymanson is an entrepreneur with over 40 years experience running a number of successful businesses. Netta has lectured at the Royal College of Arts and worked as a consult for many of the major brands we see on our high streets.

With first hand knowledge of how the prison service works Netta appreciates the support needed for those marginalised by their mistakes and those who have complex needs who find themselves homeless following a period of incarceration. Netta has the requisite qualifications as a Peer Mentor which will add value to her role.

Contact: netta@ready4home.co.uk

kaitlyn Murphy

KAITLYN MURPHY – SUPPORTED LIVING OFFICER
I am thrilled to be joining the Ready4home team, who share the same passions and goals as myself in helping to provide aid those who need it and are in a vulnerable point in life.

I have experience working within the criminal justice system and have worked with those in custody to support their needs and encouraging them to re-establish their place into society, including seeking further support from agencies similar to those provided by Ready4home. As I have witnessed first-hand how without receiving crucial support while in custody and shortly thereafter can be the difference between reform and re-offending for many.

I have previously graduated from University of Central Lancashire where I studied Forensic Psychology. I am excited to develop my skills further in helping to assist people outside of the criminal justice system while working along side other agencies that are key to providing all round support and encouraging societal reintegration.

Contact: kaitlyn@ready4home.co.uk

Paula White PAULA WHITE – FINANCE Paula is a volunteer at Ready4home.co.uk, focusing on developing a sustainable company structure and growth, streamlining operations, infrastructure, and growth strategies, whilst identifying the needs of those marginalised by society.

An entrepreneur and business strategist with an accountancy background. Business consultancy for several small to medium size businesses, including online and offline retail. Property management, estate agencies. Paula has also worked and consulted for the homeless charity St George’s Crypt in Leeds and so has first-hand experience in dealing with those with complex needs. Paula has first-hand knowledge of the prison system and the required housing and support needed for those who find themselves trapped in a cycle of reoffending and returning to prison many times over. Paula has written and facilitated courses to women in prison such as The Freedom Program, Positive You. Paula also has the requisite qualifications for Peer Mentoring and Suicide Prevention which are key to the successful outcomes predicted for the clients of Ready4Home. Contact: paula@ready4home.co.uk

RICHARD CHAMBERS – COMPLIANCE MANAGER/PROPERTY FINDER

Richard keeps a vigilant eye on all Housing Compliance legislation and is responsible for keeping Ready4Home Housing Support CIC ahead of the game and fully compliant at all times.

Richard also supports with finding new landlords and onboarding new property. Richard has a superb eye for detail and is able to guide our landlords through the process keeping everybody in loop at all times.

Contact: richard@ready4home.co.uk

 

ANDREW MARSH – MAINTENANCE

Andy supports with general maintenance around our property portfolio.

Andy forms a big part of our maintenance team, completing voids in the most efficient way possible. This means no waiting around for tenants to move in to their new home and Andy makes it good as new before they move in.

Rachel Stuart

RACHEL STUART – VOLUNTEER ADMINISTRATOR
Rachel is a competent Support Administrator, with exceptional personal and administrative skills. She works as part of our dynamic team in delivering an effective service, supporting Directors, managers and staff to deliver their portfolio of work.
Skilled in the preparation of agendas and minutes, taking appropriate follow-up action as required. Supporting the team with the management of projects, gathering information and responding to enquires.

Contact: info@ready4home.co.uk

John GoodwinJohn Goodwin HEAD OF CRIME – PARTNER
In recent years I have concentrated on Serious Financial Fraud dealing with Carousel, MTIC and other types of VAT fraud and bank fraud cases. I have represented a large number of clients charged with serious Drugs and Money Laundering offences. I have always worked on the assumption that I am there to listen to my clients and never to discount what I am told without properly examining it. Of paramount importance, and I hope I practise what I preach, is the fact that in my job you are constantly learning.

Contact: john.goodwin@cohencramer.co.uk
0113 244 0597

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