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Helen Wilson -

Operations Manager

"I feel very proud to work with The Bus Shelter MK - it's very rewarding. Every day is so varied and I feel we have such a wonderful opportunity to help people end their homelessness, rebuild their self esteem and live happy lives. For over ten years I worked in private residential lettings, over time I became frustrated by this industry which I found focused on money and not on people as individuals. I felt my skills in housing could be used in a much better way. I have a solid understanding of Housing Law, and can help our guests to ensure their future tenancies are legal and safe.

As Operations Manager I ensure our site runs smoothly and our guests are rebuilding their lives with the support of the team. I build relationships with landlords, letting agencies and other organisations our guests may need support from - oh, and I make a pretty good cup of tea too! In my work I meet some fascinating people, I believe we empower them to make changes in their lives - The Bus Shelter MK is a safe place to stay but we also focus on people moving forward positively. There are lots of smiles and laughter along the way!"

"I decided to get involved with The Bus Shelter MK because of their wonderful crazy idea to use an old bus to help the homeless find a way off the street. I was so impressed with how the charity runs and how supportive it is to people who have found themselves homeless that I became Shelter Manager"


Achievements in our first 2 years

 
 

Number of nights provided

5366

Guests who've slept on the bus

61

Meals provided

16,098

Onsite Volunteer Hours

14,560

Non-guests directly helped

230

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