Who we are

About Settle

Rich Grahame, our CEO, co-founded Settle in 2015 with Katie Slee after spending time working in homeless hostels and seeing firsthand the challenges young people face when moving into their first home.

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Our values

Grow the good

We focus on building young people’s strengths rather than dwelling on their weaknesses. Asset based approaches underlie all our services.

Intention isn’t enough

We go the extra mile to ensure we deliver the impact our programmes seek. We are dedicated to improving outcomes for young people.

Young people first

We ensure the needs of the young people we support with are prioritised above all else, and we work to overcome barriers in the system.

Team and board

Bringing skills and experience from different disciplines and backgrounds, our team and board are dedicated to supporting young people through difficult life transitions. To continue to bring more lived experience into our decision-making we have recently set up a youth advisory board.

Our team

  • 500px-_0000_Rich
    Rich Grahame
    CEO and co-founder
  • 500px-_0002_Aimee
    Aimee Hardaker
    Head of Delivery
  • 500px-_0011_Lisa
    Lisa Braden
    Head of Business Development
  • 500px-_0014_Jen
    Jen Long
    Operations Manager
  • 500px-_0013_CIara
    Ciara Kavanagh
    Senior Programme Manager
  • 500px-_0012_Keziah
    Keziah Hughes
    Programme Manager
  • 500px-_0004_Binta
    Binta Bah
    Senior Programme Officer
  • 500px-_0003_Shayane
    Shayane Lacey
    Communications Manager
  • 500px-_0006_Nick
    Nick Akam
    Programme Officer
  • 500px-_0009_Alice
    Alice Turner
    Programme Officer
  • 500px-_0007_Ismay
    Ismay Bartholomew
    Programme Officer
  • 500px-_0010_Alex
    Alex Delaney
    Programme Officer
  • 500px-_0005_Sophie
    Sophie Taylor
    Programme Officer
  • 500px-_0008_Bethlehem
    Bethlehem Tewelde
    Alumni Officer

Our board

  • 500px-Rob Trimble
    Rob Trimble
    CEO, The Bromley-by-Bow Centre
  • 500px-Kathy Mohan
    Kathy Mohan
    CEO, Housing Justice
  • 500px-Mary-Anne Hodd
    Mary-anne Hodd
    PGCE Teacher and Lived Experience Trainer
  • 500px-Steve Chaplin
    Steve Chaplin
    Service Manager, Inner London Local Authority
  • 500px-Marion Wadibia
    Marion Wadibia
    Chief Executive, Winfluence
  • 500px-Sarah Byrt
    Sarah Byrt
    Commercial Solicitor, Salvation Army
  • 500px-Rachel Smith
    Rachel Smith
    Head of Fundraising, Redthread