Area Director - South East London
(Croydon, Bromley, Southwark, Lewisham, Royal Greenwich and Bexley)
Keith brought a fresh wealth of experience to the CAYSH team when he joined in early 2010. His experience in young people’s and children’s social care issues across half a dozen London boroughs and in the third sector since the Mid 1980s demonstrates not just his capability, but also his tenacity and survival instinct.
Immediately prior to taking up his post here, Keith’s role at Shaftesbury Young People as Service Manager for all 16+ services including multi-disciplinary Leaving Care and Supported Housing services. A qualified Social Worker with a good deal of front line family work and managerial experience, he has also been responsible for a number of Supporting People funded services including a Floating Support and accommodation Service and accommodation. Keith’s experience managerially extends to co-ordinating funding bids and campaigns and managing budgets in excess of £1m. Keith has managed Leaving Care Services in Camden, Islington, Suffolk and Wolverhampton.
Post-graduate and professionally qualified, Keith’s documented academic expertise in social work is backed up by a significant professional track record in Haringey, Greenwich, Bromley, Lambeth, Southwark and Camden, before joining us immediately after five years working with Shaftesbury Young People.
After such a long and distinguished career with Local Authorities, Keith chose to work with CAYSH because of what we do that is over and above the statutory provision of Local Authorities for young people facing housing crisis as well as other challenges.