Opening Hours

Our Phonelines are operated during the following times:

Monday | 9.30am - 12.30pm | 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Tuesday | 9.30am - 12.30pm | 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Wednesday | 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Thursday | 9.30am - 12.30pm | 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Friday | 9.30am - 12.30pm | 1.30pm - 4.30pm

About Us

We are The Bridge (East Midlands). Working for the community since 1993, we deliver a number of specialist housing related advice, support, and assistance services and accommodation options to homeless and vulnerably housed people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Vision

"Resilient, compassionate communities where individuals thrive in safe and secure homes"

Values

Respect: we have a commitment to fairness and equality. We acknowledge an individual's worth, needs, beliefs and their right to make their own choices.

Quality: we have a commitment to delivering excellence; providing a high standard of services with a person centred approach.

Partnership: we work together and with others to create trusting and positive relationships which enhance the delivery of services for the benefit of the community.

Empowerment: we encourage clients and staff to develop their existing skills and knowledge. We help to build self-confidence and increase opportunities to make positive contributions.

Positivity: we have an optimistic attitude and approach which is focussed upon identifying innovative solutions for all.

Mission

"To develop sustainable housing solutions for individuals and communities through partnership, empowerment and good practice"

Sue Langley

Sue Langley

Chief Executive Officer

Clare

Clare

Head of Quality & Infrastructure

Molly

Molly

Head of Programmes & Services

Molly

Molly

Services Manager

Alisia

Alisia

Communications & Engagement Officer

Gill

Gill

Mediator

Hannah

Hannah

Mediator

Nozi

Nozi

Specialist Housing Advisor

Sue

Sue

Triage Worker

Georgia

Georgia

Supported Lettings Officer

Catherine

Catherine

Finance Manager

Mark

Mark

Trainee Services Manager

Sue

Sue

Tenancy Relations Officer

Jim

Jim

Training Development Officer

Penny

Penny

Executive and Business Administrator

Molly

Molly

Accommodation Advisor

Gemma

Gemma

Food Poverty Development Officer

Marley

Marley

Specialist Housing Advisor

Rachel

Rachel

Food Poverty Assessment Officer

Olivia

Olivia

Intensive Young Persons Support Worker

Magda

Magda

Community Engagement Lead

Lucy

Lucy

Accommodation Advisor

Rebecca

Rebecca

Triage Worker

Jasmine

Jasmine

Trainee Grants & Trusts Fundraiser

Sophie Bonser

Sophie Bonser

Referral Hub Coordinator

Jay Webb

Jay Webb

Chair

Jay is the Managing Director of a HR and IT Consultancy company. She has over 30 years HR and management experience including 9 years as Head of HR in a local authority Social Care environment. Jay is a Chartered Member of the CIPD. An avid networker throughout the Leicestershire area, she supports many local charities and businesses in the UK.

Richard White

Richard White

Vice Chair

Richard was employed in education for over 40 years, working as a lecturer and manager in Further Education and then for local authorities as an Inspector/Adviser and most recently, oftsted. He is also a local primary school governor and trustee of a charity providing opportunities for disadvantaged young people. Richard is actively engaged in a local church community and enjoys golf, walking with his wife and singing.

Jon Olds

Jon Olds

Trustee

Jon is a self-employed French to English translator specialised in investor relations, corporate governance and financial reporting. He is currently studying for the ICSA CSQS qualification, the gold standard for corporate governance and compliance professionals. Jon moved from France to the area with his family in 2000 and is a keen, but untalented badminton player and also the club secretary.

Ashiedu Joel

Ashiedu Joel

Trustee

Ashiedu is the founder of Ashioma Consults, a management consultancy and training establishment. Prior to this, she worked in the Public Sector in various capacities within Housing Management. She is an experienced event’s organiser and is actively engaged within her local community, representing various forums. She is also presently the engagement lead within her local community church.

Steve Ablett

Steve Ablett

Trustee

Steve’s background is in sales and business development, primarily the printing and brand protection industries. Previously a Managing Director of two SME’s - including a start-up - he currently works for a local brand protection company. Steve has lived in Leicestershire for most of his adult life, where he enjoys any outdoor activity.

Amanda Soraghan

Amanda Soraghan

Trustee

Amanda has worked in the voluntary sector including in senior management roles within a national refugee agency for over 20 years and prior to this worked in the NHS. Her current role involves ensuring quality standards in a range of charities. She has a particular interest in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, has a MSC in International Politics and is originally from the north of Ireland.

Helen Tighe

Helen Tighe

Trustee