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Steve James

Director of Independent Living & North West

Professional Background & Relevant Experience

Initially, I worked in London for RSLs delivering services for young people and offenders. Subsequently, I held managerial roles in several third sector organisations in the North West including Oldham Housing Aid, CAB and West Lancashire CVS. I am a member of Homeless Link’s National Advisory Council and Collective Voice. 

How I Came to Work at Humankind

Before joining Humankind I worked for Lancashire County Council’s ‘Supporting People’ team. My role involved monitoring Humankind, who had just commenced delivery of two large floating support partnerships in the County. I was impressed with the organisation and successfully applied to become Senior Manager of Independent Living in 2009. 

What I Enjoy About Working at Humankind

I am extremely proud of the work of the Independent Living Unit and the difference our staff make to the lives of so many vulnerable people. I am delighted that we have continued to expand provision in recent years and support more people, who need our help more than ever before.