We have appointed two new dedicated (part time) shelter staff;
Sally Abbott – Volunteer Empowerment Worker
Sally was a shelter assistant and volunteer cook last year and she has been involved in our shelter and in Hackney Winter Night Shelter for many years. Sally also has catering experience. Sally will be supporting all of our volunteers and venue coordinators throughout the winter
Clare Jessup – Guest Empowerment Worker – Clare has been coordinating the Selig office since last November. Prior to that she provided specialist support and training to vulnerable young families. Clare is also the coordinator for Felixstowe Town Pastors. Clare will be supporting all of our guests and shelter assistants throughout the winter.
We have also appointed a team of Shelter Assistants to help with checking guests in and out of the shelter every evening/morning;
Linda Perkins – Linda is one of our Hope into Action Empowerment Workers, responsible for our Ipswich Hope into Action house. Linda was one of our shelter assistants last winter. Linda is part of the congregation of one of the shelter host churches.
Jacqui Goodwin – Jacqui works for Just42, a local Christian youth and children’s charity working in and around Woodbridge. Jacqui was one of our shelter assistants last winter.
Finter Rose – Finter is an experienced Ipswich Winter Night Shelter volunteer and Team Leader and he is part of the congregation of one of the shelter host churches.
Kay Guest – Kay is an experienced teacher. She is keen to use her experience and skills to make a difference in another field.
Barbara Willingham – Barbara is an experienced Ipswich Winter Night Shelter volunteer and she is also the coordinator for Ipswich Town Pastors. Barbara is part of the congregation of one of the shelter host churches.
Dawn Lynch – Dawn has decades of experience of working with and caring for vulnerable adults. She is part of the congregation of a local Baptist Church.
Nigel Isgrove – Nigel is an experienced Ipswich Winter Night Shelter volunteer. He has decades of experience of Police work.