Alex Drew

Alex Drew

Director

Alex is the Director of the pioneering local hub of Youthscape, leading the vision to transform the social, emotional and spiritual health of Luton young people. Alex has been a part of the Youthscape team for 5 years and in that time, has particularly specialised in developing innovative projects that engage young people in exploring their biggest questions and spirituality. Before joining the team, she studied Education with Drama and English at Cambridge University and worked as a Team Leader for a schoolwork trust. In her spare time, with her husband she leads a church plant that meets in a pub, loves to share good food with friends and family and saves up for her next travels. 

Tel 01582 748956 or email alex.drew@youthscape.co.uk

Lucy Greenland

Lucy Greenland

Assistant Director

Lucy Greenland is Youthscape Luton’s Assistant Director, working specifically to help coordinate our local work here in Luton. She is particularly interested in developing projects that meet the needs of vulnerable young people, and has six years experience working with RONI (at risk of NEET intervention) and NEET (not in education, employment and training) young people. She also has a degree in History from the University of Southampton, and enjoys writing, reading, playing tennis and the great outdoors. She has been part of the Youthscape team since January 2015.

Tel 01582 748967 or email lucy.greenland@youthscape.co.uk

Matt Allen

Matt Allen

NEET Prevention Specialism Lead

Matt is a Youthscape’s NEET (Not in Eduction, Employment or training) interventions worker, which involves working with young people at risk of falling out of education. Before joining the team, Matt was an apprentice at Vauxhall where he qualified as a vehicle technition. He loves all things related to cars, being social, having adventures and enjoys a good coffee.

email matt.allen@youthscape.co.uk

Gill Briggs

Gill Briggs

Self Harm & Self Worth Specialism Lead

Gill Briggs is Youthscape’s emotional wellbeing specialist, working specifically with young people in Luton High Schools struggling with self-harm, self-worth, image and anxiety. She is passionate about the stigma around mental health being removed, awareness being raised and people understanding more. Gill has a BA (Hons) degree in Applied Community and Youth Work from the University of Derby and has ten years experience of working with young people. Gill enjoys running, going to the theatre and spending time with others and has been part of the team since September 2013.

Tel 01582 748969 or email gill.briggs@youthscape.co.uk

Joe Hunt

Joe Hunt

Children in Care Specialism Lead

Joe Hunt is Youthscape’s Children In Care Specialist Lead working specifically with Young People in Care and Care Leavers. She is particularly interested in supporting young people through advocacy, developing their independence skills and working positively alongside social work and education professionals. Her qualifications include a Diploma In Social Work. In her spare time Joe enjoys helping with her local church youth group and watching sport. Joe has been part of the team here since September 2014

Tel 01582 748906 or email joe.hunt@youthscape.co.uk

Beki Lannap

Beki Lannap

Youth Café Manager

Beki Lannap manages the Youth Drop-In café at Youthscape, working mainly at our building with young people from the schools across Luton. She is particularly interested in the areas of detached youth work and working with NEET young people. She has a BSc in Sport, Physical Education and Coaching Science from the University of Birmingham and enjoys playing sport, dancing and being around people in her spare time. Beki has been part of the team here since October 2013. 

Tel 01582 748961 or email beki.lannap@youthscape.co.uk

Jon White

Jon White

Spiritual & Moral Development Specialism Lead

Jon White is Youthscape’s SMSC development specialist, working specifically with young people on spiritual and moral development programmes in Luton high schools. He is particularly interested in the areas of Ignatian and Benedictine Spirituality. Jon has a degree in Theology from London School of Theology. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, reading theology and watching anything starring Kevin Spacey. He's been part of the team here since 2013.

Tel 01582 748954 or email jon.white@youthscape.co.uk