02476 345583Working with Homeless Young People in Warwickshire
Doorway's team are all experienced in working with homeless young people with complex issues and have a wide range of skills. Although training can be costly we appreciate local partners who enable us to access relevant and low cost training. This means that we are able to refresh skill sets when needed and learn about new emerging issues. All of the front line team are trained to deliver our accredited Lifewise Prgramme.
Meet our volunteer team here!
Amy joined Doorway in March 2019. Amy previously worked for P3
Chief Executive Officer
Carol has been with Doorway since January 2004, prior to this she worked at North Warwickshire Borough Council and Bromford Housing.
Carol first came to Doorway as a volunteer in 2013. Carol is now a full time Doorway Project Worker and is very often the first person the young people see at Doorway as she is based in our reception. Carol manages public and business donations and is actively involved in fundraising and promoting Doorway in the local community.
Housing Support Worker
Elaine joined Doorway in May 2019 from Talent Match in Nuneaton supporting young people with employment. She previously has worked as a Family Support Worker for Coventry City Council.
Health and Wellbeing Worker
Emma first came to Doorway as a volunteer in 2013. Her BA in Sociology gave her a good foundation in understanding the challenges faced by homeless young people. Emma is responsible for co-ordinating our Lifewise programme, Young People's Group and many other activities such as the garden project, to increase young people's well-being. Emma's post was created following consultation with young people and is funded by the Big Lottery Fund.
Erika joined Doorway in September 2020.
Housing support Worker
Genna joined Doorway in October 2020.
Gill joined Doorway in September 2020. She has previously worked for Coventry Cathedral and Zoe's Place Baby Hospice.
Hana joined Doorway in May 2005 from Ashram Housing where she was employed as a support worker. This post is funded by BBC Children in Need to work exclusively with young people aged 16 - 18 years. Hana can converse in several different Asian languages which has been useful on occasions.
Housing Needs Advisor
Jo joined Doorway in November 2016 from Orbit Housing and previously worked for Bromford Housing. She also has responsibility for processing young people's rent accounts and ensuring our private landlords are paid. This post is funded by the Big Lottery Fund.
Advice Service Manager
Keith joined Doorway in June 2015 as a support worker having previously worked for Bromford Housing for 12 years. Keith started his new role in July 2019.
Kevin joined Doorway in May 2020. He previously worked as a support worker at People in Action.
Laura started at Doorway in September 2016 and has found it very different to her previous role as a prison officer ...... although there are sometimes some similarities! Laura is also responsible for our volunteers and this post is funded by the Big Lottery Fund.
Support Service Manager
Lyndsey started at Doorway as a support worker in September 2002 coming from a background in youth work and was appointed to her current role in November 2011. The local authority Housing Related Support contract was awarded to St Basils who have a service level agreement with Doorway and Lyndsey works on this service.
Shona has been with Doorway since 2005 and previously worked at Coventry Foyer. She is experienced and trained in delivering housing and welfare benefits advice. Shona started her new role in July 2019 funded by Nationwide.
Tracy joined Doorway in May 2015 from a Chapter 1 accommodation based project where she had been a support worker. This post is funded through the ASH project to specifically help people with mental health needs to live independently.