Bex has 30 years’ experience in the social care and homelessness field, and has held senior operational, policy, commissioning and consultancy/ advisory roles in the voluntary sector, local and central government. She started as a volunteer for the Southampton Resettlement Program working alongside people with lived experience in 1989.

She has since worked for Shelter, Centrepoint and Crisis amongst others, led the establishment of the Supporting People program in Surrey and supported other Supporting People teams as an interim manager, run drug and alcohol treatment services and was embedded within the Department of Communities and Local Government as a specialist advisor on youth homelessness and rough sleeping.

Bex is currently having a pause ahead of taking on new opportunities, with current commitments including being a Trustee of Hestia, and member of the NICE Guideline Development Group on integrated health and social care responses for people who are homeless.

Bex joined Hestia in December 2019 and is as a member of our Performance Review Committee.