About Us

Trinity was registered in April 2007, by our founder and Chief Executive Steve Hedley. We provide day services, housing, coaching, training, work placements and support to move-on. This year we have a staff team of 40 and will house 275 people. One of our founding principles is to ‘live our values’ and we believe that true independence means paying your own way. If we are helping people to move from a life of dependency and achieve their full potential, we must be able to prove that we can do it. In just two years we replaced £1.5m of government funding with charitable trading income and throughout the last five years of cuts we’ve increased our income by 20% and decreased relative costs by 10% all whilst housing three times the amount of people.

Board And Directors

Steve Hedley
Chief Executive
Steve has worked in the homelessness sector since 1992, first helping to establish a new youth housing service in South Bucks and then working for Yeldall Homeless Projects as a Project Worker. Promoted to Housing Manager a year later Steve then became Director of Housing in 1999. In 2003 Steve left to study for a MA in Theology and to work on Organisational Development in Burkina Faso and to develop Rehabilitation and Children’s services in Sri Lanka. In 2005 Steve returned to Yeldall to oversee the separation of the Homeless services from the Rehabilitation services and Trinity was established in 2007. Under Steve’s leadership Trinity has grown from housing 40 people and being grant dependent to housing 225 people and being financially self-sustainable. Steve is an NLP Master Practitioner and NLP Leadership Trainer.
Geetha Umaasuthan
Finance Director
Geetha joined in 2008. She is a fully qualified Chartered Management Accountant and has an MBA in Finance. She started her career with Author Anderson as an auditor and progressed to work as Management Accountant and Analyst; Diageo, Cisco, Air products and Musgrave. Geetha spent some time working with the charity Mind before joining Trinity. Over the past 20 years Geetha has gained wide range of experience in all aspect of finance management.
Annette Kirkeboe
Housing Director
Annette joined Trinity in 2011 as a volunteer at the Big SleepOut and quickly realised she wanted to be a part of this innovative organisation. A contract to manage a winter night shelter followed and she has since worked in housing for Trinity in a variety of roles to become Trinity’s Housing Director this year. Previously Annette had a successful and varied career in recruitment, IT and teaching.
Paula Soares
Chair of Trustees
Paula Soares is a Health & Safety and Environmental Manager for a manufacturing business, with an academic background in Forensic Psychology. Originally from Portugal, Paula arrived to the UK 11 years ago and in the same year she came into contact with Trinity Homeless Projects. Since then the charity has been part of her life as she believes that the unique and effective way that the charity works has great impact in transforming lives of those who unfortunately face homelessness. She’s been a trustee since 2017.
Alan Madge
Trustee
Alan Madge has had thirty years of experience working in the Department of Health, which he joined (then Ministry of Health) in 1964. His last job before taking voluntary early retirement in 2006 was organising social surveys to inform government policies on Health. He has also been an investigating officer with the Health Service Commissioner (Ombudsman); part-time tutor with the Open University; Finance Manager of a European Social Fund Project on continuing education at Brunel University; and Manager of a Visitor Centre for the Colne Valley Regional Park in Denham, near Uxbridge.
Ray Waite
Trustee
Ray Waite’s two main employments were SD-Scicon UK Ltd, a large software company, where his roles included Managing Director with over 2,000 staff, and Unisys, a large computer systems company, where he was UK Information Systems Director. Being a Trustee of Trinity (and SHOC) is important to him because he believes that everyone has a right to a roof over their head and he wants to do as much as possible to end homelessness. After a Cambridge degree and a successful career in business management in the computer software industry, Ray has taken on many voluntary roles including: Business mentor for the Prince’s Trust Volunteer coordinator for the London & Slough Run, feeding and supporting people suffering from homelessness Trustee of SHOC since 2002 including 5 years as Chairman Trustee of Trinity since 2014 All of these roles have been based on a strong desire to help vulnerable people.
Donald Graham
Trustee
Donald Graham has held a number of management and senior management roles in both the commercial and charity sectors in a career spanning over 30 years. Since 2000, he has worked in housing, helping vulnerable adults including people who have been homeless, addicts and ex-offenders. For the last 10 years, he has held management positions for a leading national offender rehabilitation charity. This has included running an ex-offender service, leading the charity’s Housing Team and undertaking a senior regional Area Manager role. Donald is passionate about seeing people thrive, despite any challenging life circumstances they may face. He is also committed to understanding the needs of others and their priorities in order to help them meet their objectives.
Mike Crane
Trustee
Mike Crane has over fifteen years experience working in the public sector working within both the Higher and Further Education sectors, including six years at Uxbridge College holding the position of Community Outreach & Development Manager, and three years with the University of West London where he held the position of Assistant Head of Future Skills, the Universities’ newly established Business Engagement Department. On leaving the public sector, Mike took up the role of Business Development Manager for Uxbridge Forward; a business and community partnership working with the public, private, statutory sectors, working to enhance and develop services within the area. He now works for Savills Place, as the Business Improvement District (BID) Manager for Uxbridge Town Centre, a position that he has held since June 2017.
John Hicklin
Trustee
John Hicklin is an experienced consultant with a strong product management background and over 30 year’s involvement in the IT and Telco sectors. Currently working with clients to embrace Digital Transformation with a focus on business value and effective exploitation of technologies such as, IoT, cloud and analytics. Experienced in defining commercial service propositions, go to market strategies and working with clients to align product and service offers to their business needs. These activities have led to significant product adoption, winning client contracts and developing new business revenues. John’s thought leadership has been recognised conference speaking and participating in PR and Media briefings. Although John’s professional career has focused on around technology, he has been actively involved in the voluntary sector, having held chairman and trustee roles, in charitable organisations, including Trinity. Although their missions may be different there is much to be gained from the cross fertilisation of ideas between ‘the third sector’ and commercial organisations. The benefits can run both ways. John has been involved in working with Trinity shaping a successful social enterprise strategy, for example and has provided business skills training to young entrepreneurs in SE Asia.
Jim Cannon
Trustee
Jim Cannon specialises in organisation design and development and has consulted with organisations in UK, North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. Jim works as a coach to directors and senior executives, as well as mediating and facilitating events designed to improve the effectiveness of Boards and organisations. He speaks regularly to directors and at conferences, and runs an extensive range of training courses for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) as well as other organisations. He was a visiting lecturer at Geneva University. He is a trustee of Trinity because “I have never been homeless or hungry, but it is a state that evokes the worst fears. In a small way I want to contribute to helping one of the worst social ills of our time.”
Fiona Garrod
Trustee
Fiona has been working in IT for over 25 years, through her various roles she gleaned a love for all things tech but most importantly she loves working with great people. Which is what attracted her to Trinity and SHOC. The amazing job that every single person there does in supporting the people who need help the most is incredible. Giving them a sense of hope, purpose and belonging whilst helping to get back on their own two feet is so inspirational. Each one of us can make a difference if we put our minds to it…