My name is JC and I have been working in the homeless sector for 15 years.
I started as a receptionist with ThamesReach back in 2000. Part of my induction was to shadow outreach service shifts and spend a day at their older person hostel. I was surprised as to how much I enjoyed it and I told this to my then CEO Jeremy Swain. He encouraged me to volunteer, telling me that once I had gained enough experience I would be able to apply for full-time paid position. I took Jeremy’s advice and signed up to volunteer with London Street Rescue and Robertson Street Older Person Hostel.