Staff

James Luckhoo

Equipping Shelters London, Catalyst Worker

James joined Housing Justice in September 2018.

He was already a member of the Quality Mark Partner team and a regular at shelter forums. Previously, he had worked for two years for Ealing Churches Winter Night Shelter, as Coordinator and then Project Keyworker, supporting guest move on and starting a Polish men’s employment group.

He joined Housing Justice to help shape systemic change in homelessness through the shelter network, and to mobilise churches, faith and grassroots groups. His highlight so far is supporting Brent Multi Faith Forum to run a successful pilot night shelter in early 2019, hosted at Muslim and Christian faith venues, in partnership with the council and commissioned outreach.

ames lives in Acton, West London, and is a member of Acton Vale Missional Community, which is rooted in a local estate. He volunteers as Trustee of The Hope Centre community, a free café, set up for those experiencing homelessness, the lonely and marginalised. James completed a theological course, reflecting on practice of ministry at the margins. He likes singing in a choir, cricket, walking along the Thames, and keeping tropical fish.

James has had a varied career spanning different roles, in the private, public and charitable sectors. He has been a Youth Worker, working for a multi-disciplinary crisis team in Brent, to keep children and young people out of care and safely at home. He developed an alternative education project for teenagers excluded from school and an innovative programme of holiday club activities. He created BLAZE, a youth employability project in Acton, working in partnership with youth clubs and with employers through Business in the Community’s network.

Jonathan Hughes

Catalyst Worker Cymru (FIAH)

Jonathan is a Catalyst Worker for Housing Justice in Wales. He lives in Swansea with wife of 20 years, Elizabeth. A committed Christian he worships at St Samlets Parish Church in the Llansamlet area of Swansea where he is a member of the St Samlets Church Parochial Church Council. He also holds a Eucharist Assistant Licence in the Diocese of Swansea & Brecon.

As Catalyst Worker he has worked on establishing and co-ordinating the delivery of the first church-led Night Shelter in the Neath Port Talbot area of South Wales and is currently working on the Faith in Affordable Housing Project in Wales.

Prior to joining Housing Justice, after gaining a degree in Geography at the University of Bristol and Masters in Town Planning at Cardiff University, he worked in the housing association and local authority regeneration sectors in Wales for twenty five years, most recently as Director of Development (West) for Pobl Group which is one of the largest housing associations in Wales.

He also volunteers with the local Salvation Army Community Team that visits Neath Town Centre once a week to provide support and food to homeless people in the town.

A sports fan, he has a particular passion for rugby union for Newport RFC and in football for Aston Villa.

Charlie O'Sullivan

Equipping Shelters London, Catalyst Worker

Charlie has more than 20 years’ experience working in the homeless sector starting as a Janitor at St Mungo's and moving on to become Area Manger and Regional Head.

Recently he has worked on a variety of consultancy projects including systems reviews, setting up businesses and also the development of an environmental education app.

He joined Housing Justice September 2018. Since then he's been working on the equipping shelters project. He's enjoying working with grass roots organisations and local communities coming up with new approaches and perspectives to help get people off the streets extending and bolstering the 700 bed shelter network.

The highlight so far has been getting the Glasshouse shelter in Islington up and running where a collective turned a derelict building into a therapeutic community space for rough sleepers.

Jacob Quagliozzi

Director, England

Prior to joining Housing Justice Jacob Quagliozzi led on External Affairs for Commonweal Housing, working on projects such as housing for those with no recourse to public funds and move on housing for women exiting prostitution. Previously, Jacob worked for the Labour Party in the lead up to the 2015 General Election and in the private sector in marketing and communications. He was also a Councillor in local government between 2011-2015, chairing a planning committee in one of the busiest planning authorities in the country and specialising in housing.

Jacob is married to Suzy and they have a young son. Jacob is a practicing Roman Catholic.

Mark Brennan

Equipping Shelters London, Team Leader

Mark Brennan is an Equipping Shelters Team Leader for Housing Justice. Last winter was his 12th year with us.

Mark’s background is in the marketing, sales and distribution side of the Canadian newspaper business and made his segue into the homelessness sector whilst spending a year at The Big Issue as their Sales & Distribution Manager for London and the South East in 2005/6.

Mark was born and grew up in Islington, North London and currently Chairs the Islington Outreach Forum for all agencies, statutory and voluntary, engaged with addressing street population activity in the borough.

Sharon Lee

Director Housing Justice Cymru

Sharon Lee grew up in Merthyr Tydfil, before moving to London to study Politics and Modern History at University. She worked for many years in housing management for Housing Associations in England & Wales. Sharon was Head of Support Services and a member of the senior management team at Wales and West Housing, before becoming a full time mother in 2009. Sharon joined Housing Justice in 2013 when the FIAH project was launched in Wales.

Sharon is a trustee of her local church in Bridgend and is part of the leadership team with her husband Peter.

She believes passionately that the church can make a difference to communities and wants to see churches and housing providers working together to provide homes for future generations.

Kathy MohanChief Executive

Kathy Mohan comes to Housing Justice with a strong track record in social? housing where she has experience of both designing and delivering services. In? a career spanning 30 years?,? Kathy has operated at senior levels in a range of? social housing organisations – and brings a strong personal and professional? commitment to the issues of homelessness.

Kathy’s commitment to tackling homelessness and poor housing carries through to her personal life where she has volunteered through her Church to support the winter night shelter movement for many years – helping to lead the transition of her local scheme to CIO status and becoming its first Chair of Trustees.

Through this experience Kathy has direct experience of the importance of Housing Justice in supporting this very valuable voluntary work.

Kathy will be joining Housing Justice from St Mungo’s Housing, having previously worked for the YMCA, The Guinness Partnership, Sanctuary, Servite and within Local Government.

She has also served on an ALMO Board and with a supported housing charity.

As a member of the Church of England, Kathy will be the first Chief Executive of the charity who has not been a practising Roman Catholic or a member of its clergy? within the 60 year history.?

Tommy Cloherty

London Hosting Coordinator

Tommy Cloherty came to Housing Justice in 2015 after around fourteen years at HOPE worldwide (a London-based charity housing single, non-statutory homeless people in the private rented sector) where he was Head of Homeless Services. He helped set up and oversee an MBF-accredited mentoring programme there in 2005 and was also involved in setting up and running both the M&M and M&B mentoring and befriending projects for Housing Justice.

Alistair Reeves

Alastair has been at Housing Justice since September 2018, joining as part of the Catalyst team working to expand and improve the winter shelter network.

He has been involved in the rough sleeping sector for over a decade, having previously worked as a commissioner of Rough Sleeping services at Westminster Council, a service manager at Broadway and St Mungo’s, and has acted as a coordinator for a winter night shelter for two seasons. He therefore has experience across a wide range of agencies working to help homeless people. He is currently working to establish a new project within Housing Justice, focusing on helping former rough sleepers moving into their own accommodation.

Alastair lives in London with his young family

Equipping Shelters London, Catalyst Worker

James joined Housing Justice in September 2018. He was already a member of the Quality Mark Partner team and a regular at shelter forums. Previously, he had worked for two years for Ealing Churches Winter Night Shelter, as Coordinator and then Project Keyworker, supporting guest move on and starting a Polish men’s employment group.

He joined Housing Justice to help shape systemic change in homelessness through the shelter network, and to mobilise churches, faith and grassroots groups. His highlight so far is supporting Brent Multi Faith Forum to run a successful pilot night shelter in early 2019, hosted at Muslim and Christian faith venues, in partnership with the council and commissioned outreach.

James lives in Acton, West London, and is a member of Acton Vale Missional Community, which is rooted in a local estate. He volunteers as Trustee of The Hope Centre community, a free café, set up for those experiencing homelessness, the lonely and marginalised. James completed a theological course, reflecting on practice of ministry at the margins. He likes singing in a choir, cricket, walking along the Thames, and keeping tropical fish.

James has had a varied career spanning different roles, in the private, public and charitable sectors. He has been a Youth Worker, working for a multi-disciplinary crisis team in Brent, to keep children and young people out of care and safely at home. He developed an alternative education project for teenagers excluded from school and an innovative programme of holiday club activities. He created BLAZE, a youth employability project in Acton, working in partnership with youth clubs and with employers through Business in the Community’s network.



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