Our Management Team

Our management team have varying work backgrounds and experience. They work to ensure the integrity of Simon on the Streets as a whole organisation and that our ethos of leaving no-one unsupported remains at the centre of all we do.

Eric Richardson


Eric joined Simon on the Streets in April 2019.

Eric has worked in both the private and third sector during his career, and for the last 17 years, at a senior level for a number of charities across the North of England. His role with Foundation Housing involved managing services supporting homeless individuals, offenders, young people, domestic abuse victims and perpetrators and included the management of supported housing schemes, a 24/7 hostel and refuge. Eric moved on to become Operations Director at Barca-Leeds, leading on a wide range of services including children, young people and families, drug and alcohol, counselling, social prescribing, health projects and WY-FI delivering support for those with complex needs who are street homeless in the city. Eric's experience of managing effective teams, partnerships and service delivery continues to contribute to supporting those most marginalised and vulnerable individuals in our society. He is proud to continue this work as the CEO of Simon on the Streets, driving forward the homelessness agenda.

Fahad Khan

Development Manager

Fahad joined the charity in November 2017.

Fahad has been working in the charity sector since 2008. Starting as a youth worker he has had delivered projects locally and worked as an advisor to central government on youth engagement. In recent years he has been working as a corporate fundraiser and project manager on UK relief programmes on homelessness, food poverty and has also raised money for international relief projects in Africa by scaling Mount Kilimanjaro in 2012. Fahad has been a supporter of the work of Simon on the Streets for many years and now joins the team as Development Manager.

Fiona Hobson

Admin, Communications and Volunteer Coordinator

Fiona joined Simon on the Streets in February 2018.

Fiona has interned and volunteered extensively in both local and international charities whilst working in the higher education sector. After completing an MSC in International Development she spent two years working in Southwest China. Fiona is keen to work with Simon on the Streets as she strongly believes in their focus on sustainable positive change for service users through the provision of emotional and practical support.

Our Outreach Support Workers

All our outreach workers work full time on outreach. They are supported by a dedicated group of part-time volunteers, some of whom have been with the charity since it began work in Leeds around the year 2000.


Robin began working for Simon on the Streets in late 2011.

After stumbling upon the charity Robin was struck by the radical commitment shown to the homeless community. Early on, Robin worked in both Bradford and Huddersfield which provided a rich and varied learning curve. Robin is now a senior support worker based in Bradford and is passionate about the life of the town as a whole. He really enjoys the area and can’t think of a better place to be!


Tracy has been working for Simon on the Streets since July 2015.

Tracy really enjoys working in Huddersfield. She is very keen to promote the welfare and rights of all vulnerable people particularly those living on the streets. Tracy enjoys working with people on a one to one basis and adapting her approach to fit individual needs and circumstances.


Tracey joined Simon on the Streets in August 2016.

Tracey is a support worker for Bradford and has been in the role for nearly two years. Whilst the role is demanding, Tracey says it is rewarding and when a service user thanks her for her hard work it is the best feeling. Tracey believes that it really makes a difference when her service users know that they have someone who will help and support them.


Sarah joined Simon on the Streets in November 2017.

After completing an MA in Social and Public Policy, Sarah worked with individuals affected by problems associated with drug addiction before moving to Simon on the Streets.


Abi joined Simon on the Streets in September 2018.

Whilst completing her degree in Applied Social Sciences, Abi has developed an interest in supporting vulnerable people through different work placements. Abi has worked with people with drug addictions and complex needs whilst studying and developed an interest in Harm Reduction and Drug Policy, as well as a passion for supporting people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

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