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Message from Josie

 

Josie Brooks - Director of St Wilfrid's Centre

I’M EXCITED TO JOIN ST WILFRID’S CENTRE. Thank you for giving me such a warm welcome. I’ve spent the last five years working for the national charity for homelessness, Crisis.  Two of those years were spent working in a day centre in Oxford which was formerly a fire station.  The past three years I helped set up and run an outreach programme for Crisis across South Yorkshire.  I have taught literacy in London prisons and been Head of Education at an open prison and will use all my skills and experiences to lead St Wilfrid’s. 

I have a huge passion for adult learning and development and know that personal change and progression comes from small steps—often via fun engagement activities—in a place where people feel safe and valued.  I will use my wealth of contacts and networks on a local and national level to benefit all who come to the Centre. 

The residential project is almost complete and I am committed to its ongoing success.  My predecessor, Kevin, was a vibrant and dedicated member of the St Wilfrid’s community and I hope to be a similarly passionate Director of this successful hub of activity.

 - Josie