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KATIE SHERJAN - Chief Executive Officer

Katie set up Hollywell Housing Trust in November 2014. She has a 20 year background in private sector lettings, social housing and aupported living and is passionate about addressing the inequality of access to the private rented sector facing vulnerable adults in Devon and Cornwall. Katie is ARLA qualified, has a degree in Housing Practice (Supported Living) and a Level 4 Diploma in Autism awareness, as well as having several years experience in working with people with autism and learning disabilities. 

You can contact Katie on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07989 518142

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DEBBIE BIRD - Housing & Welfare Manager

img 5188 002 Debbie joined the team in April 2019 and comes to us with a wealth of experience in social care, housing and local authority commissioning. Debbie has worked in Adult Social Care Commissioning and the Business Relations Team at Devon County Council, developing support living and other accommodation options for people with learning disabilities and mental health issues across Devon. She joins Hollywell in a business development as well as operation role, helping to support the organisation with our growth plans and expansion of the coming years.

You can contact Debbie on 01392 249497/07399 508646 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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EMMA GREELEY - Housing & Welfare Officer (Plymouth, South Hams, Torbay & Teignbridge)

Emma joined Hollywell in June 2016 and since this time has been an integral part of growing the charity. Emma currently looks after our tenants in Plymouth, South Hams and Teignbridge and spends her time visiting the residents and ensuring their they are happy as well as making sure that they are managing their tenancies efficiently. 

Emma is very passionate about mental health and wellbeing, having a background in community mental health and psychiatry as well as being a qualified BACP counsellor. Emma says: "at Hollywell I am able to use my skills, background and knowledge to engage with our tenants and encourage independence. I really enjoy supporting tenants with their individual wellbeing and helping them to achieve their short and long term goals."

You can contact Emma on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07825 164084

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ANNE-MARIE POLLEY - Housing & Welfare Officer (Plymouth)

Anne-Marie started with Hollywell in December 2018 and was recruited to manage the ever growing tenant numbers in the Plymouth area. Anne-Marie has a strong background in charity and voluntary sector work with vulnerable adults, including having worked for the CAB, Scope and MIND.

She has worked as an advocate and a Shared Lives carer and is passionate about a person centred approach to working with vulnerable people, as well as enabling people to have impartial, free and acurate advice to help them improve their lives. Her training and experience working with very vulnerable people make her a valuable asset to the Hollywell team and a great source of information and support for our tenants. 

You can contact Anne-Marie on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07961 502668

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CLARE DALE - Housing & Welfare Officer (Exeter, Mid, East & West Devon)

Clare joined Hollywell as a volunteer at the end of 2016, becoming a paid member of the team in April 2017. Clare's background is in special needs education and she has a special interest in autism having recently completed training through the Autism Educational Trust under the Devon Enhanced Autism Programme. 

Clare has a passion for helping vulnerable people achieve their full potential and has been an invaluable member of the Hollywell Team since she started. Clare is currently responsible for looking after our tenants in Exeter, Mid Devon and East Devon. 

You can contact Clare on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07376 380661

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LINDA SMITH - Housing & Welfare Officer (West Cornwall)

img 5154 002Linda joined us in April 2019 as our Housing & Welfare Officer for West Cornwall. Linda comes to Hollywell with a broad experience in care and support, having worked as a social worker in Cornwall since June 2004. She has also worked as a CQC assessor up in Newcastle, giving her a unique insight into sector regulation as well as being involved with the charity Carer's Rights, an organsiation that supports the carers of vulnerable people, signposting them to the advice, guidance and support they need.

You can contact Linda on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07494 594931

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TANYA FALASCHI - Housing & Welfare Officer (Mid & North Cornwall)

Tanya joined Hollywell in May 2019 as our Housing & Welfare Officer for central and North Cornwall. Tanya comes from a background of support and housing, having worked at a housing association in Plymouth in their sheltered housing schemes and most recently as a support worker in the community for people with dementia in Cornwall. Tanya has a strong passion for person centred support and empowering people to live independently.

You can contact Tanya on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07914 674603

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CLARE PENNELL - Referrals Manager

Clare also joined us in September 2017 with a strong residential lettings background, meaning that she is ideal for the post of Operations Manager. Clare is the first point of contact for new referrals and supports people in the intial steps of Hollywell finding them new accommodation. She coordinates new referrals and liaising with letting agents and landlord to secure a home for our vulnerable tenants, before completing the new tenancy paperwork and seeing the individual through to moving in. 

If you have any queries about the service that Hollywell can provide or you would like to make a referral, please contact Clare for further advice.

You can reach Clare on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01392 458719

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DEBBIE TRETHEWEY - Compliance Officer

Debbie joined the Hollywell team in October 2018. Her role is to ensure that all of our properties are compliant and meeting legal safety standards.

Debbie is also in charge of overseeing our administration and ensuring that everything in the office is running smoothly!

Debbie works with Clare Pennell and can be reached on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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INDY - The Hollywell Hound 

 Indy is a Cocker Spaniel and he is based in our offices in Exeter, although he often travels with Katie around Devon and Cornwall. He is responsible for ensuring that any visitors get a warm welcome, however training in tea and coffee making has proved a challenge. He will happily bring you a tennis ball though....

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