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Andrea Butler - Supported Housing Manager

Andrea Butler is our Housing Manager, running two YMCA Housing schemes: YMCA Ryder House - supported housing for 37 young people who would otherwise be homeless; and our affordable housing scheme which offers low rent, high quality flats for up to 9 young people in the Quaker Meeting House .

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How long have you worked at YMCA West Kent?

Since starting here as a support worker in 2005

Sum up the work you do at YMCA West Kent in two sentences?

It’s not possible to sum it up in two sentences. It’s such a broad varied role. No two days are the same!

What’s the most enjoyable part of your work?

Seeing my team work with young people and supporting them to make a difference to their lives, no matter how big or small.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

"It’s not personal."

Away from work, what do you enjoy doing?

Curling up with a glass of Proseco watching Netflix, or going out for a walk in the country or along the coast

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