Hilary Dyer - Board member

jan. '21

My background is in helping young people meet their unmet needs; I was formerly a youth worker and counsellor, developing services such as self-directing user groups - from an eating disorders group, supported accommodation, an alternative education project and a needle exchange. I now work at Millvina house, just behind Homebaked Bakery, a 50+ bed dementia care home with many Anfield residents.
I grew up on Oakfield Rd in the 1960s and I love what the CLT wants to do in reviving the area and bringing it to meet 21st century standards, bringing together young & old in a community setting. Meeting the needs of my local community is very much part of my working agenda as a board member and to do that my drive is to get the community together, to listen and then respond.

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Catherine Simmons - Project manager

I've worked for the CLT for 3 years and have worked in North Liverpool for a large part of my working life. As Project Manager, I co-ordinate all the activities of the CLT and lead on the Board's plans for the terrace and their future.
I have over 25 years' experience of working in Liverpool in physical and community regeneration, working at both grassroots and strategic level: this has included supporting residents to organise and have more control of their neighbourhoods; building partnerships to create employment and training opportunities, and co-ordinating networks of service providers to work collaboratively to community priorities. With this experience, I bring my energy and passion for community action to Homebaked CLT!

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Tracy Ryan - Community engagement & communications

I'm the current Community Engagement & Communications Worker with Homebaked and it's partly my role to ensure that the CLT remains community led in everything we do. Some of my responsibilities are to keep members abreast of and involved in CLT activities, developing membership, organising activities for members, overseeing social media and newsletter production.
My background is in education in Liverpool (as a teacher & mentor) and in community arts/community support work (e.g. working with local theatre companies and asylum seekers) and I'm really excited to now be active in the CLT. I've been an Anfield resident for nine years and have seen how the terrace has developed; I was attending Homebaked events long before I became involved in helping to promote them - and am very excited for the next stage of development.

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Ralph Bullivant - Chair of the board

I have worked as a solicitor in Liverpool for 25 years. I was asked to join the board of Homebaked as it was felt there was a need for legal expertise, and I hoped that my experience would help the CLT achieve its objectives - to preserve the building where the bakery is based and deliver a redevelopment of the terrace.
I have now been chair for four years and have seen the completion of the flat above the Bakery and the CLT making significant progress in #gettingtheterracedone.
Homebaked matters to me because I enjoy working with the other board members: although we face difficult challenges, the combined strength and enthusiasm of the other people involved make me feel confident that we can and will achieve our goals.
For the future I want to see that Homebaked has successfully delivered the redevelopment of the terrace, the residential parts full of local people finding a good new home for themselves and the bakery and Homegrown flourishing either end of the terrace. I want to see a Homebaked CLT confident of its future and looking for opportunities to reproduce the success of the terrace.

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Tom Murphy - Secretary

I was born and raised in Anfield, and proud to still call it home. I joined the CLT Board back in Autumn 2018 as I wanted to get more involved in improving my community. I believe that local people are best placed to make things happen in their communities. I describe myself as a 'Jack of all trades... master of none' - but I do offer 12 years of knowledge and experience from working within Liverpool's Voluntary Community Social Enterprise Sector. By day, I'm the Business Development Manager at Kensington Fields Community Association and by night my CLT role includes a recent appointment as Company Secretary, which I'm getting to grips with. I enjoy being a member of the Core Design Team, ensuring the voices of local residents are heard at Board level & I also generally try to get stuck in wherever help is needed.

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Peter Coleby - Treasurer

I'm the CLT treasurer and accountant & deal with the external auditors: I've been an accountant for 22 years, working in practice with clients & now in industry with private companies.
I lived in Anfield for a number of years when I was younger & became involved with the CLT - partly as I wanted to help improve the area & to broaden my horizons and meet new people. Homebaked opened my eyes regarding the skills, qualities and passion of the community and how local people were given a voice to represent the area.
My wish for the future of the CLT is to see the build flourish and ideally for the CLT to have a fully employed team of people working for the organisation

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Kate Ellison - Board member

I grew up in Anfield, living in Granton Road and Oakfield as a child and buying my first house in St. Davids Road as an adult. I loved growing up in Anfield, but I have also experienced firsthand it being 'done to' and the impact this had on the area and its communities.
I learned about the work of the CLT through a friend and was really keen to get involved. As my day job is in housing development, it made perfect sense for me to get involved in the terrace project and I feel proud to be part of what we are creating The proposals have been driven by consultation with the community - and the need to address fuel poverty and create truly affordable quality homes were identified as key drivers. The terrace embodies everything we are about as an organization and is only the start of our vision for Oakfield Road

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Jemma Cosgrove - Board member

I joined the Board in December 2020 - but I've been a CLT member for some time & became involved as Homebaked felt like a bit of a lifesaver and hope for the community.
I'm a full time wife and mum and have worked in a variety of jobs - from school administrator, to working in Walton Hospital, to singing and being a make-up artist. I've lived in Anfield all my life and always felt safe and comfortable growing up here & I feel that local people ARE wanting to stay in the area. I also hope that local business people will see what Homebaked is doing and want to stay here and help develop the area too. My own particular interest is in mental health, and also in intergenerational work - bringing young and older people together in the community. I would love the terrace to thrive and be a community space, full of life and greenery!

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Britt Jurgensen - Board member

I live just off Oakfield Rd and have been involved with Homebaked since the early days - 2011, when I arrived with the plan to make a home, to meet people and find a way to belong where I live. I am a founding member of the bakery cooperative and supported the early years of the development. I've worked within Homebaked CLT as an artist, directed the Anfield Home Tour, co-created the Thing on the Rec, hosted fantastic local artists and helped to keep creative processes part of our DNA. I also worked for the CLT for many years as the engagement person, co-developing the community-led design work we have been doing. I feel very proud that we have gotten this far and want to ensure that we have full community ownership of the land, making sure we continue to create the place we want to live in with all the security, comfort and love we need and deserve.

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Hilary Dyer - Board member

My background is in helping young people meet their unmet needs; I was formerly a youth worker and counsellor, developing services such as self-directing user groups - from an eating disorders group, supported accommodation, an alternative education project and a needle exchange. I now work at Millvina house, just behind Homebaked Bakery, a 50+ bed dementia care home with many Anfield residents.
I grew up on Oakfield Rd in the 1960s and I love what the CLT wants to do in reviving the area and bringing it to meet 21st century standards, bringing together young & old in a community setting. Meeting the needs of my local community is very much part of my working agenda as a board member and to do that my drive is to get the community together, to listen and then respond.

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Bradley Barrett - Board member

I am the youngest board member at 21 years old, and I grew up in Aintree and then moved to Kirkdale in my early teenage years. I have a background in community and youth engagement, and I am currently studying BA Architecture at University of The Arts London.
After leaving school in 2015, I struggled to decide how to turn my passions into a career. In 2018, shortly after joining Homebaked CLT to work on the development of the flat and 'Homesquare', I finally had my 'aha' moment as I realised I wanted to become an architect. After 18 months of nurturing and support from Homebaked, I applied for and was accepted onto a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Central Saint Martins Art School in London.
Since being in London, I felt disconnected from my community and the CLT and I wanted a way to give something back and still be a part of the organisation - so I applied to be a board member: I am now honoured to be on the board, working with the amazing team to get the terrace done!

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Leigh Crockett - Board member

I grew up in Anfield as a teenager in the early seventies - and have now lived in the area for nearly fifty years. My children and granddaughter went - and still go - to Anfield Road Primary School, and my children bought their first homes here and so are continuing the investment within the local area: I've also been a governor at Anfield Primary for over twenty years.
I retired from work in 2017 after spending thirty years working in the social housing sector as a finance manager and joined Homebaked CLT a couple of years ago, in order to help the community and environment start fulfilling its potential. I am motivated by helping deliver improvements for the benefit of the community and at present I'm taking the lead for our housing management.

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Jeanne van Heeswijk - Board member

I am an artist who facilitates the creation of dynamic and diversified public spaces in order to 'radicalize the local'. My long-scale community-embedded projects combine performative actions, discussions, and other forms of organizing and pedagogy in order to assist communities to take control of their own futures.
In 2009, I worked for the Biennial on the public project 2up2down and listened to the people of Anfield and Everton during the 'Housing Market Renewal' Scheme about their hopes for the future of the area, discussing what alternatives could look like and how we could work towards taking matters in community hands. I negotiated with the Mitchell family to use their bakery building as our base camp and out of this the CLT and Homebaked bakery were born. I have stayed involved as a board member but more from my hometown of Rotterdam.

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