Emma Barnes

Emma Barnes

Emma joined Nehemiah in June 2020, during lockdown. Emma has a Bachelor of Social Sciences, with majors in Criminology and Behaviour Management. She began working in the substance misuse sector in Australia before moving to London, and has experience in working with a range of recovery-based formats, including twelve-step-modelled programmes, therapeutic communities and working with trauma-informed care. Emma facilitates the CBT-based Recovery Programme, A New Future, in our Croydon house and works one to one with our Residents.

Dawn Wilson

Dawn Wilson

Dawn joined Nehemiah in February 2019 as the Family Programme Practitioner, where she has brought about some happy family reconciliations. Dawn works with men in all of our houses. As a part-time worker Dawn packs a lot into her three days, working Tuesday to Thursday inclusive

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Emily Unwin

Emily joined the Recovery Programme Team in May 2021, bringing over three years of experience working as a recovery and resettlement worker with vulnerable homeless people in a front line role. Emily has also worked with people on release from prison and those struggling with drug addiction. She is training to qualify as a counsellor. Prior to moving in London and joining this sector, Emily assisted with project management of big software installations for an independent company. As a Recovery Pracitioner, Emily co-facilitates groups and key-works Residents.

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Abiodun Opaleye

Abi has been caretaker at our Clapham house for a number of years, and keeps standards high in the house and garden.

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Helen Malleappah

Helen joined the Recovery Programme Team in October 2020. Helen brings in-depth experience of working with vulnerable adults and understanding of the problems our Residents face. Helen has worked at a PA and Office Manager to two CEOs, which would explain the efficient way in which she runs the 47TBG office. Her work as an HCA in the community and a private care home give her well-founded skills for work at Nehemiah. She studied Health and Social Care with the Open University, and has training in Mental Health, which fully prepared her for her previous role as Recovery Project Worker for a supported housing charity. This work was forensic, tackling substance misuse and severe mental health.

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Paul Cachia

Paul joined Nehemiah in March 2018, bringing with him years of experience working in the alcohol and drugs sector. Paul worked for Foundation 66 and later for the South London and Maudsley Trust as an alcohol outreach worker, so knows the Nehemiah catchment area well. Paul runs the CBT-based Recovery Programme, A New Future, in our first stage house in Streatham.

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Kirsty Holt

Kirsty joined Nehemiah in the autumn of 2021 to assist Paul Da Costa with Referrals. Kirsty works three days a week

Jenn Flores

Jenn Flores

Jenn joined the Nehemiah Project as Fundraising and Communications Officer in July 2021. She has a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Sociology from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Arts in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies from the University of East Anglia. Originally from the United States, Jenn has lived in the UK since 2016. She is an individual member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, and has worked in the sector since 2013 at The Salvation Army of Clearwater and Upper Pinellas County, Clare College – University of Cambridge and Red Balloon Learner Centres. Having grown up volunteering with The Salvation Army’s addiction treatment programmes and having a personal family history of addiction, Jenn is passionate about supporting people in recovery. A part-time worker, Jenn splits her time between Nehemiah and the UK’s only charity dedicated to supporting those with the eye condition nystagmus, the Nystagmus Network.

Tracey Thomas

Tracey Thomas

Tracey organises all the Charity’s accounts and administration, and keeps spending in line. Tracey has a PGDip in Business Administration, and as a CAP Money Adviser, she also takes modules in Budgeting in A New Future, and supports men in understanding and managing their finances.

Paul Da Costa

Paul Da Costa

Paul has worked within the Criminal Justice system since 1995, working for various public sectors departments and joined Nehemiah in February 2019. Paul interviews and assesses applicants to join Nehemiah’s programme, as well as promoting our service to a wide range of agencies in the sector

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