James Clayton – Chair of trustees

James teaches IT to those who are new to the technological world. He is a member of a local trust fund and takes an active role in political campaigning. He volunteers with several projects helping asylum seekers in Bradford and has extensive knowledge in the functions of charities. James has worked with homeless people in a voluntary capacity over a number of years.

Prof John Playle – Trustee (Treasurer)

Up until 2016, when he retired, John worked as Professor and Dean of Human and Health Sciences at the University of Huddersfield.  He has a clinical and academic background in mental health and is passionate about supporting those who experience disadvantage.  He joined the Board of Trustees in 2017.  He is particularly responsible for overseeing the financial aspects of the charity as well as managing HR issues.

Priya Patel – Trustee

Priya is currently a commercial trainee solicitor. She has always been a keen volunteer for those at a disadvantage but more recently has volunteered with organisations helping homeless people. She is also keen to support vulnerable people who suffer from mental health problems via the work she carries out with Mind. She joined the Board of Trustees in 2018.

Lara Oyedele – Trustee (Secretary)

Lara joined the Board of Trustees in 2018.  She has extensive experience in various aspects of housing development and management.

Helen Hack – Trustee

A long time supporter of the charity, Helen joined the Board of Trustees in November 2018.  She currently works in the prison service.