“It’s alright… We’re only humans”
This is one of my favourite quotes. I didn’t know what to write so I thought I should start by saying hey guys I’m Ily, 21, from London. I have a background of working with young homeless people face-to-face and digitally.
Helping young people is one of the things I love the most, especially because I can relate to their situation. I understand what it’s like to transition into independent living without any knowledge or resources to help you out.
I also enjoy entertaining people and being creative. My dream is to combine helping people and entertaining them with my own show about youth issues and culture. But for now, I am really excited to be part of the Settle team as a Programme Officer!
Hey! I’m Laura, and I’m really excited to be joining Settle at this stage of its journey as a Programme Officer. I started my career in the social housing sector which was a big eye opener as to the reality of the housing crisis and how the most vulnerable members of our society are being hit the hardest.
The opportunity to join Settle came at exactly the right time for me – I was ready to find a role that would allow me to be at the frontline of an organisation which is doing something practical to help reduce the worrying increase in homelessness in recent years.
I can’t wait to get stuck in and support lots of first time young tenants make the most of living independently – as well as work closely with my wonderful workmates Ily & Rich to develop Settle and help the organisation achieve even more exciting things!