Having worked in the private and public sectors as a qualified Civil Engineer and after eleven years as a father-at-home, Mick has spent the past 17 years in not-for-profit organisations in London working with homelessness, community centre management and refugees and asylum seekers, including overseeing a Home Office gold star exemplar mentoring project, culminating with five years as CEO of Stepping Stones Trust, working to promote the rehabilitation of ex-offenders through supported accommodation.
Coordinator / Trustee
Robin has set up and run development projects in Africa. Returning to England, he managed services for people with drink problems and worked on national drug and alcohol policy. He worked as Drug and Alcohol Development manager with London Probation for 10 years establishing new drug treatment programmes until he took voluntary redundancy in 2011.
Greg is a freelance criminal defence lawyer and Crown Court Advocate. He specialises in civil liberties and protest cases. He was an Islington Councillor from 2006 until May 2014. He has been mentoring ex-offenders for fifteen years. One of his mentoring projects was the subject of an acclaimed BBC2 fly-on-the-wall documentary called “Make me honest”.
Jonathan has been employed in Probation in London since 1983, and has worked in a variety of setting across Approved Hostels ; Community Payback, Programmes and Field Teams. For the past 16 years he has worked as a Senior Probation Officer, with experience of establishing substance misuse and prolific priority offenders teams as well as managing field teams across various offices in North London.
Clare has over twelve years experience working in the investment community-originally as a stockbroker and more recently in senior corporate investor relations roles. As well as being a trustee for Bridging the Gap, Clare is a trained mentor.
Employed as Social worker and Team Manager in Children’s and Family Services, and worked as a Drugs and Alcohol counsellor and G.P Attached Counsellor in both the Health and Charity Sector. Worked as a Children’s Rights and Participation Co coordinator for children In Care and Care Leavers.
Elizabeth has worked for 15 years in the field of youth justice, adolescent mental health and in drugs and alcohol services. She also has experience in youth work and working with families involved with children’s social care. Currently working with families involved with substance misuse services, she has also volunteered in the charity sector for several years and continues as a volunteer to the present day.
Heidi is currently a community Social Worker working with older people, specifically in the field of Dementia care but also has a experience of working with mentally disordered offenders in a forensic setting. She volunteers for local homeless charities, cooking meals at a drop in and staffing a winter bed project. She is a keen supporter of refugees rights and is a host and home visitor for Refugees at Home charity. Recently she has made trips to Calais to distribute items to people there and is working to raise awareness of this humanitarian crisis.