We are delighted to announce that Debbie Moreton has been appointed the new CEO of Step by Step. Debbie brings to the role an impressive wealth of experience and a passion for supporting young people. Her appointment recognises her many years as an advocate for young people and the integral role she has played in shaping Step by Step’s journey.
Debbie joined the charity in 2008 working in our Tenancy Support and Supported Lodgings services. After becoming manager of Supported Lodgings and overseeing its considerable growth, she rose through the organisation to become Head of Young People’s Services. In this key leadership role, Debbie was responsible for all young people-facing departments.
Outside of work, Debbie was a foster carer for many years and this heightened her passion for the issue of youth homelessness. Her appointment as CEO represents the culmination of 12 years of commitment, dedication and hard work.
While previous CEO Ben Harman stepped down from the role, he continues to play an integral part in shaping the future of Step by Step.
“I am incredibly proud to have been Step by Step’s CEO and am delighted that I will be staying with the charity,” Ben commented. “I know that Debbie will be a fantastic CEO and I very much look forward to working with her on the next phase of the development of our wonderful charity.”
Debbie is excited about the new opportunity and the chance to grow the charity further: “I am committed to ensure we deliver outstanding support for all young people within our services, enabling and empowering each young person to reach their potential, live independently and positively contribute to their community. Recent events have reinforced the need to advocate for young people within the homelessness sector. As a member of the National Policy Forum, I will work to ensure young people’s voices are heard and help shape local and national government policy, as well as the future direction of Step by Step.”
Please join us in welcoming Debbie in what is sure to be a popular and extremely positive appointment.
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