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Diana Morgan | HHG Chair

Work: Retired. Previously Dentist in General Practice and Community Dentist. Skills: Through being a dentist working with a wide range of people I have developed useful people management skills. Since becoming a HHG trustee I have needed to learn new skills such as fundraising, making grant applications and marketing. A course at the School of Social Enterprise sponsored by the Lloyds Bank Foundation has been very helpful. Membership: since 2012 Reasons: I have been concerned for the homeless and those whose life-choices are restricted by poverty and deprivation ever since I lived and worked on the high-rise council estates in London as a newly qualified dentist. Since joining I have become impressed by the enthusiasm and dedication of the Hinckley Homeless Group trustees and the Project staff team at Lawrence House. I’m proud to be part of a project that gives young homeless people who have often had such difficult lives a real home and all the support they need to make a success of their lives.

Dave Steer | Trustee

Work: National Grid Gas, Support Manager for the Gas National Control Centre with specific responsibility for the Control and Telemetry systems for the UK Gas Transmission System. Skills: Experienced people manager. PRINCE 2 Practitioner, IAC/LCCI Skills Assessor / Verifier ( NVQ etc ) Long History with HHG. Membership: since 1997 Reasons: A long term passion for working with young people following a very short term of sofa surfing at age 22 / 23 and therefore understanding of some issues affecting young people.

Simone Hines | Trustee

Work: Qualified accountant specialising in the public sector and currently a Director of Finance and Procurement at a local authority. Skills: CIPFA qualified accountant and a Masters-level qualification in leadership and management Membership: since 2005 Reasons: Living locally I have always been aware of Lawrence House and the impact the project has on residents’ lives. An opportunity to become a trustee arose through a Work colleague and I wanted to be part of such a valuable project.

Peter Trickett | HHG Vice-Chair

Work: Director of a midlands based Plumbers Merchant, supplying materials to heating and plumbing engineers. My area of responsibility is for sales and marketing for the trade side of the business. Skills: Experienced in leading teams and working in markets outside of the UK. School Governor for twelve years. I have also worked as a Youth Leader, working with children with learning difficulties. Membership: since 2016 Reasons: In life, I believe we can all make some wrong decisions that could put us in a situation where we are not sure who to turn to and what to do next. HHG can give support to those young people who have reached a low point in their life and need somewhere to live and get some valuable advice and guidance to put them back on ‘track’ again.

Steven Morgan | Trustee

Work: I have been a GP locally for almost 30 yrs. Skills: I have skills related to health based problem solving, counselling and supporting. I have experience of helping to manage a Doctors' Surgery with a staff equivalent to about 25 full time employees. Membership: since 2012 Reasons: My reason for wanting to be involved was that I daily see the problems young people get into through no fault of their own, often related to family problems.

Anne Young | Trustee

Work: I am a retired manager having worked in the energy industry for more than 25 years. I now focus my time on my family, as I have 4 young grandchildren. Membership: since 2014. Skills: I have had both operational and project management experience and bring this to the roll of trustee.

Ann Pendlebury | Trustee

Work: Qualified Mental Health Nurse and local councillor. Skills: Several years’ experience working with people struggling with mental health issues. Experienced in helping people to develop resilience and build confidence and work towards goals. Membership: since 2019 Reasons: I have been a supporter of Hinckley Homeless Group for some years and have seen the fantastic results that have been achieved over the years to improve the lives of local young adults and am grateful for the opportunity as a trustee to be part of such a positive project.

Tim Render | HHG Treasurer

A Founder Member of Hinckley Homeless Group, Tim was instrumental in the transition from a pressure group concerned about homelessness to a registered charity actively addressing the issue of youth homelessness. Tim is an accountant with extensive experience of Local Government and has sat on the Boards of academy trusts, health bodies, limited companies and local charities. Tim was a Hinckley Homeless Group trustee for 25 years from 1992 to 2017, serving first as Treasurer and then as Chair. He rejoined the Management Committee as Treasurer in 2022.

Steve Wightman | Trustee

Work. I have worked in the software industry for over thirty years, with the last years having been in a position of Managing Director or Chief Executive, offering extensive management experience. During the last five years I have been the MD of the leading mental health software provider which is now head-quartered in Leicestershire. Membership since 2022. Reasons. I first came across the charity when I was looking to make my own donations at Christmas and I was genuinely shocked at the lack of support that our service users would receive if Hinckley Homeless Group did not exist. Having raised three boys who have had all the support they could need to make their mark in the world and become independent adults, I decided I wanted to try and make more of a difference to young people requiring support and promptly became a Trustee.
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