COMMUNITY LINKS - Key Persons
Adam will be in charge of all things finance, making sure we are spending effectively and efficiently.
Alexander House is one of Community Links' three Intermediate Support Hostels providing recovery-focused support in a therapeutic environment.
Brad is a dedicated and passionate senior IT professional with a successful track record in leading and implementing IT Strategies. He has over 16 years of experience in education, not-for-profit and the private sector. He hopes to harness his skills and experience to support the Board of Trustee's organisational goals.
In his spare time Brad enjoys keeping active. Last year he completed the Leeds Triathlon and this year the London Marathon, raising thousands of pounds for charities in the process.
Brain in Hand is an App, and website which can help you access strategies 24/7 to get through the day. There is also human support for when you are struggling, which is accessed via a traffic light alert system. Brain in Hand can be used to identify and implement strategies for overcoming barriers and setting practical goals including;
Brigid House is one of Community Links' three Intermediate Support Hostels providing recovery-focused support in a therapeutic environment. The hostel supports men and women aged 18+ with moderate to severe mental health problems or personality disorders.
- Chairman of Trustees - Inspire North
Claire is passionate about supporting those who are likely to fall into the criminal justice system and how to prevent this.
Claire has a wealth of experience working in criminal justice, she has been a forensic psychologist and then later became a prison governor. Claire now teaches on the Psychology programmes at Leeds Trinity University.
- DEPUTY MEDICAL DIRECTOR
- Director of People and Culture
Donna is responsible for the design and implementation of our HR strategy. Her role has a key responsibility for driving employee culture and engagement and being a role model. She is constantly looking for opportunities to improve culture and to ensure we recruit and retain great people who share our values.
- Project Manager
- Independent Trustee for Inspire North
Duane is an experienced Project Manager with training and accreditations to compliment the practice, hands on experience of managing multiple concurrent construction and facilities management projects increasing business' ability to achieve its goals. Overall portfolio responsibility for client estates .Leading project teams of 30 cross functional staff, full budgetary responsibility ranging £250k to £15m, and good exposure to interfacing with all levels of management. Exceptional stakeholder engagement experience, building strong relationships, robust exposure to participating with a range of organisations, to define business priorities, deliver projects and introduce governance aligned to organisations culture and process maturity.
Recently married Duane enjoys spending time with his family , he has a young daughter who takes up most his time. Duane is also in the process of developing a e-learning platform to help empower the uninformed and upskill people from a Variety of backgrounds.
- HR BUSINESS PARTNER
- Vice Chair - Inspire North
Karl is an experienced communication professional with a successful track record in both healthcare and environmental organisations. Karl is committed to the Inspire North Group because he believes that the more agency a person has over their own care the quicker they will achieve meaningful independent living.
In addition to his professional work, Karl is an dedicated local volunteer who works on civic improvement and re-wilding projects in his local community. He is committed to creating a more compassionate and sustainable world, and believes these values align with those of Inspire North.
Lisa has a passion for finance, both commercially and in not-for-profit sectors. She has recently worked in supported housing and education.
Lisa has knowledge in various areas, such as, governance, IT and property services. Lisa is able to bring her experience and skills to the board of trustees and support us in our organisational goals.
Margaret is a dedicated and compassionate professional with a versatile background encompassing retail banking, mental health support, and community engagement.
Her commitment to fostering positive change is evident through active voluntary work, including skill development for children.
Dedicated to social progress and the realisation of a world where everyone matters, Margaret brings her diverse skills, experiences, and enthusiasm to the Board of Trustees.
- Independent Trustee of Inspire North
Olivia is a driven Solicitor Apprentice in the early stages of her career training in corporate practice. Passionate and ambitious she secured her role at a top city firm after previously studying medicine for two years. Olivia was recently invited to share her experiences as a means to inspire others in a podcast supported by her firm. She has shown commitment to charitable initiatives volunteering on her local PPG and as a tutor/mentor. Olivia is particularly passionate about social mobility and mental health, hoping to support the board by offering a younger perspective.
In her free time Olivia enjoys tennis and cooking.
- MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT
Rose Villa provides shared living accommodation for up to 5 people aged 18+ who have a mental health diagnosis and housing needs. The service also supports 12 people in the community. Accommodation is provided under an assured shorthold tenancy with support from two Mental Health Support Workers who are based at Rose Villa, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. During these times, Support Workers will also be available to those individuals who are using the satellite service in the community.
- Chief Executive
- Member of the Leadership Team
Ruth Kettle has overall responsibility at Community Links which is part of Inspire North.
Sade is an accomplished Senior Human Resources Professional and Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD) with over 16 years of experience in various sectors and is currently a Board of Trustee with another Charity.
Sade is passionate about contributing to the community, especially to causes she cares about, i.e., providing HR expertise and support to organisations that provide health care services, mental health, health and wellbeing support, basic infrastructures & amenities, and better lives for all persons need.
- Director of Development and Innovation
Sinéad is responsible for leading Inspire North's drive to develop and grow in new ways as a leading provider of mental health, wellbeing, housing and domestic abuse services.
Walker House is the perfect service for individuals who aren't quite ready to live alone or manage their own tenancy without frequent input from a support worker, It is seen as a ‘step down' unit for those that have been in a more supported residential service and are ready to work towards living more independently in the community, but may still benefit from the support of a worker who is available readily throughout the week.