Meet the Team

Yvonne - Charity Manager

Yvonne has worked for the charity since 2003 in various roles, becoming Charity Manager in 2017.

Yvonne has worked with vulnerable people in many settings including residential children’s units and on substance misuse projects. Yvonne is passionate about tackling social exclusion and creating a fair society that works for everyone.


Alison - Financial Capability Coach

Alison has worked for the charity since 2003 in various roles, becoming Financial Capability Coach in 2015.

Alison is passionate about helping people to navigate the welfare benefits system and ensuring they are in receipt of the right benefit entitlement. She enjoys supporting people to develop their financial skills, to help them become financially independent and stable.


Sarah - Community Advice Service

Sarah joined the team in May 2019 as Community Advice Worker, having spent most of her working life as a Solicitor. Sarah has volunteered with many charities including MIND and NSPCC so is experienced in advocating for vulnerable, disadvantaged and socially excluded people.

Sarah enjoys being able to support others to solve the problems in their life, at a time when their circumstances have overwhelmed them. Sarah is most happy when a person no longer needs her because it means they’ve found an answer to their problem and/or the confidence to 'go it alone'.


Ray - Homeless Hub Coordinator

Ray joined the team in 2019 as Homeless Hub Coordinator and leads on the development and delivery of the York Partnership Homeless Hub. Ray works alongside the local authority and many key partners to support people with multiple complex needs, experiencing homelessness.

Ray enjoys getting to know and helping the homeless community, working alongside them to shape the hub so that it’s the best it can be for those using the service.


Nathalie - Office Administrator

Nathalie has worked for the charity since 2018 as Office Administrator.

Nathalie is responsible for all of the office admin, payroll and accounts and as a trained councillor she also supports the teams’ mental wellbeing. Nathalie enjoys the variety of the role and supporting staff to do their jobs safely and efficiently. She also enjoys helping people on the phone, signposting to other support services, charities and partners.


Hayley - Marketing Officer

Hayley joined the team in 2019 as Marketing Officer and has over 15 years marketing experience working mostly within the third sector. Hayley enjoys finding creative ways to articulate the work of the charity - to keep it at the forefront with supporters, donors and grant funders. Hayley enjoys creating social media content and writing blogs to raise the profile of the charity in York.


Board of Trustees


Kate Spencer is the Chair of Peasholme Charity. She has been a loyal trustee since 2012.

Professionally, Kate has always worked in housing which is how she first came to know

of the charity and its work tackling homelessness.

She has a strong belief that everybody is entitled to a safe, comfortable and affordable home – no-one should ever be

forced in to homelessness. Kate is proud of the strong reputation the charity has in York and the dedicated team

who deliver much needed services to people that so desperately need them.



Richard Parker is the Treasurer of Peasholme Charity.

Richard has a degree in Electrical Engineering and had a long career with British Rail before retiring.

Richard has always enjoyed the finance side of work and is involved with many local church groups in various volunteer roles. He enjoys volunteering for a homeless charity as it has helped to broaden his understanding

of society and the diverse needs of people.



Jonathan Morley is a trustee of Peasholme Charity.

Jonathan enjoyed a professional career in law and politics but is now retired.

 His career ambition was to work with marginalised groups and although

he didn’t sustain this, he continued to act as a trustee

for charities supporting social and financial exclusion.

Jonathan has held many volunteer roles including Executive Member for Adult Social Services with City of York Council,

ex officio of the Peasholme Charity Advisory Group, member of the sub-committee

and onto the role of trustee which he has held since 2011.



Richard Dixon has been a Charity Trustee since 2019.

Richard used to work for Peasholme Charity as a Support Worker and has had many other professional

and volunteer roles relating to homelessness in York.

Richard has studied and taught at the Universities of York and Teesside on issues relating to homelessness.

He is commitment to making a positive difference to the life’s of people experiencing homelessness


25 Micklegate York YO1 6JH.

The Peasholme Centre, York is a company limited by guarantee.

Registered Charity No.701265. Company No. 2280503.