Steve is the founder and director of Way4ward. He has worked with children in care, children who are excluded from school or at risk, young people and adults who are engaged with the criminal justice system, their families, people with mental illness, homeless people and those recovering from addiction since 2001. He has operated at grass roots practitioner level as well as senior executive level.
Steve has implemented and managed generic and industry specific employability programmes for homeless people, ex-offenders, people in recovery and mental illness. Industry specific programmes include sports, construction, retail, admin, gardening, catering and facilities management. He is a qualified family mediator, gang’s mediator, life coach, mentor, personal development and life skills trainer, NVQ assessor and verifier, fitness instructor, youth worker, Samaritans trainer (suicidal prisoners) and a criminal justice professional.
At Time for Families he delivered building stronger families programme in prisons, in young offenders institutions and detention centres for prisoners and their families.
Steve delivers a suicide and self harm prevention resilience programme for the Samaritans called coping with life in prison, to those recently imprisoned.
He holds a diploma in social work and a degree in social science and psychology. He works with and manages some of the most challenging and complex cases.