Welcome to The Hope Hub! Constituted in December 2017, we are a registered charity founded by the ecumenical churches of Churches Together in Camberley and committed to work in partnership and cooperation with all partners and agencies to prevent and end homelessness in Surrey Heath Borough and the surrounding areas. We are delivery partners for Surrey Heath Borough Council.
Meet the Team
- Mags Mercer CMI, MCMI, AIoF : Chief Executive Officer
Mags brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the housing, homeless and voluntary sectors as well as considerable commercial and business management experience. Having been a CEO of another homeless and vulnerable adults charity that received two awards for excellence and partnership working under her leadership, we welcome her expertise as we establish ourselves as a professional service provider.
Mags is a qualified member of the Institute of Fundraising and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) encompassing Management and Leadership, Financial Control and Strategic Marketing. She has further qualifications in Fundraising, Management Mentoring and Coaching and in 2017, Mags completed the highest level qualification and awarded Chartered Manager status.
We welcome Mags as Chief Executive Officer of The Hope Hub having been involved from the outset and working with the Trustees to set up the charity.
- Camilla Spicer BA(Hons) : Operations & Casework Leader
Meet The Trustees
Karen Kendall (Chairperson) Has been volunteering for Churches Together in Camberley (CTC) for past 3 years as Partnership Development Officer, (previously employed for 3 years part-time in the role). Supporting the CTC Associate Organisations (Frontline, BESOM, Connect, Street Angels, St Vincent de Paul, Camberley Youth for Christ, Camberley Family Contact Centre) with publicity, Fundraising & Partnership opportunities. The Hope Hub will be able to draw on these and many other organisations to provide a holistic approach to supporting those at risk of homelessness.
- David Reed (Trustee):
Currently working part time as a Community Officer for a church in Camberley, my full time careers were in education and finance. My interest in the homeless has grown throughout the last seven years as a volunteer for Frontline Debt Advice. This charity gives substantial help and support for people needing both debt and benefit advice, and I have seen so many lives transformed and hope realised through its work. The Hope Hub, which has the support of so many key organisations in Surrey Heath, has the potential to give a wide range of practical help, advice and support to the homeless in this Borough, and I am humbled and honoured to be part of the vision.
- Andrew Booth (Trustee):
Andrew is Lead Elder at the Beacon Church Camberley, moved down to Camberley from Sheffield twenty plus years ago. He has a heart for those who struggle with life whether as a result of poverty, addictions or maybe just a bad start in life and a desire to help them to realise their full potential.
- Revd Bruce Nicole (Trustee):
Bruce is vicar of St Michael’s Camberley. He has lived in the town for some time. He is in contact with a wide range of people across the town and sees the need to provide services for those who are homeless or at risk of becoming so.
- Revd Glyn Thomas (Trustee)
Glyn is Minister at Frimley Baptist Church. In my role as a Church minister I have on many occasions come into contact with people facing the risk or result of homelessness. The subject awakens in me a heart of compassion and a desire to offer more help than just words and resulted in my becoming the Chair of the Homeless in Oswestry Action Partnership for a number of years up until it merged with other organisations to become the Shropshire Housing Alliance. I was pleased to have had the privilege of being part of that work and am now grateful for having the opportunity to be part of the visionary team behind The Hope Hub.