Meet the Team

The friendly faces of Shelter Housing Aid and Research Project

Deepa Bhogal – Administrator

Deepa has been the Administrator at SHARP for 2 years. Deepa started out as a volunteer for 1 year and went onto to become a permanent member of staff.

Amany Jabir - Trainee Case Worker

Amany started in June 2020 as a trainee caseworker, although Amany started as a trainee she is now able to work independently and give all our clients a first-class service.

Rebecca Toone - Volunteer Co-ordinator

SHARP delivers a programme to help volunteers learn all aspects of both administrative and case work which enables them to find either part time or full time work at the end of their 6 week programme. If you would like to volunteer at SHARP please contact Rebecca on or 0116 254 6064. We welcome all those that would like to consider this.

Mara Forana - Project Lead

Mara has been working in housing for over 30 years. Mara is very proud of the work SHARP delivers and knows all the issues around housing and homelessness.

David Brazier - Executive Advisor

David Brazier is Executive Advisor to the SHARP Board of Trustees.  Dave comes originally from London. He studied Economics at Leicester University and graduated in 1975. He joined SHARP as a part-time Housing Advisor in 1978 and never left. He is a former City and County Councillor and an inveterate joiner of the Boards of numerous Charities and Social Enterprises.

Dave now works mainly on SHARP’s Finances and on running
the Leicester Social Economy Consortium (LSEC) Ltd.
LSEC is an associated company that donates its profits to SHARP.

The team welcomes your enquiries and will endeavour to help you with any query or concerns you have.