Director of Programmes and Designated Safeguarding Lead (Children and Adults)
Phil is our Director of Programmes, overseeing our Crisis Services, Empower and Aspire programmes. He has been with Oasis Community Housing for eight years and was one of the founding team members of our Basis@Gateshead walk-in resource centre. After heading our Crisis Services for several years, he has now progressed into his new role and will lead our work in domestic abuse support, helping those furthest from the job market and financial capability – as well as continuing to lead the way with our front line crisis work.
Before joining Oasis Community Housing, Phil worked in youth development for a VCS organisation delivering targeted youth support, intensive programmes and leisure activities. Prior to that Phil enjoyed a career in the catering industry.
Phil is part of the leadership team of his local church and a trustee of Soul Food Spaces, a food charity that that creates places for people to meet and eat together to build connection and community, improving body, mind and spirit.
Phil likes Pina coladas and getting caught in the rain, is an avid coffee snob and a keen cyclist.