About Us

Our Background

The Good Shepherd was established by the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd, a religious order who have supported the local community for almost 50 years. We deliver services in a way that makes people feel valued and always try to hear their voice.

Since 2003 we have provided a regular food service in the city and, more recently, have expanded the support we offer to include a day centre, meaningful activity programme, Housing First service and private sector supported lettings scheme. We also host a multi-agency hub bringing together a wide range of agencies including health, education, training, and support services. 

At the Good Shepherd our staff are trained in Psychologically Informed Environments and Trauma Informed Care. We value lived experience and believe everyone has the capacity to change and achieve their full potential. 

Because we’ve been in the city for so long and have a history of never giving up on people or turning them away, we’ve developed a strong reputation with people in the city and we’re proud of the trust we’ve built with the people that use our services, our partners, and the people of Wolverhampton.  

What makes the Good Shepherd special is the range of partnerships and cooperation we have with other charities, community organisations, and funders. We’re passionate about collaboration and we’re ambitious for the people that use our services. Our vision is to end homelessness in Wolverhampton and create sustainable pathways out of poverty. Our mission is to ensure the most disadvantaged and marginalised have the support and opportunities they need to achieve their full potential.

Ways to Support Our Work

You can find out how to support our work HERE

Our Values

Hospitality

Go the extra mile
Make people feel valued
Treat people with dignity and respect

Compassion

See and hear the person
No time limit to our services
Support people to gain a sense of purpose

Truth

Have Integrity
Live our values
Trust our service users and act in a way that encourages them to trust us

Respect

Value lived experience
Respect and learn from each other
Involve service users in decision making

Justice

Promote Equality
Be on our service user’s sides
Know and fight for people’s rights

Our Staff

Our dedicated and diverse team are vital to the services we offer. With their range of skills and experiences, each member contributes to the growth of Good Shepherd, whilst ensuring that our services are of the highest standard. We also value the importance of lived experience among our staff and over half of the workforce have personal experience of some of the issues faced by our service users.

Management Team

Tom Hayden – Chief Executive Officer 

Helen Holloway –Business & Finance Manager

Leon Barrett – Senior Key Worker

Tina Lane – Senior Key Worker

Surinder Kapur – Team Leader

Chris Cole – Project Manager

Lucy Cox – Project Manager (Food & Advice Service)

Paul Berry – Fundraising/Communications

Support Team

Paul Burns – Key Worker

Dan Turner – Key Worker

Dawn Walls – Key Worker

Raminder Dhir – Key Worker

Neil Booth – Key Worker

Kate Penman – Key Worker

Karen Hancox – Volunteer Co-ordinator

Project Team

Louise Hand – Head Cook

Lee Gallear – Project Worker

Lisa Handley – Project Worker

Admin Team

Gorn Graham – Administrator

Vicki Smallman – Administrator

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Brothers

It was back in 1972 that the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd first started helping people in Wolverhampton and we are delighted that the Brothers are still heavily involved with the charity in volunteering with both the food and support services.

Brother Stephen, Brother Michael, Brother William, Brother Charles

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Ambassadors

Carl Ikeme (Former Wolves/Nigeria goalkeeper)

Niall Farrell (Team GB Boxer)

Jaki Graham (Singer/Songwriter)

Natalie Graham (BBC broadcaster/event host)

Jack Kirwan (comedian)

Where Your Donation Goes

£3: A healthy nutritious meal in our dining room.

£12: Three hot meals and a food parcel for the week.

£15: Runs a van for the day to collect edible food which would otherwise be heading to landfill that we can redistribute to individuals and families.

£21.75: 55kg of food for hot meals and food parcels.

£25: A family food parcel for the week which includes four meals for the whole family.

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