Covering Leeds

About Us

Who We Are 

Our team started working with vulnerable and homeless people in 2016, helping in any way possible. Since then, the call for our services has increased, so in 2020 we opened our welfare centre and became a registered Community Interest Company. We opened the doors of our centre, just weeks before Covid-19 took hold and since then we have been inundated with enquiries from people needing help whether that’s advice, food parcel deliveries or just a shoulder to cry on.

Our Team

Vulnerable Citizen Support is a registered Community Interest Company, with an asset lock.

Co No: 12424027

Registered Address:
Deanhurst Park,
Gelderd Road
LS27 7LG

Haydn Lee Jessop

Haydn is our Welfare Director. He has been campaigning against homelessness for over five years and has a wealth of experience with homelessness rights, housing support and other advocacy issues. Haydn also uses his lived experience to lead youth crime prevention projects, in schools and colleges having turned his own life around following a short prison sentence in 2013.

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Joanne Crosthwaite

Joanne is our Family Liaison Director.

Joanne is a former police officer and qualified barrister.

She has extensive experience of family welfare and rights and providing support to vulnerable people through her work with VCS and previously with other charitable organisations around Leeds.

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Craig Wilson

Craig is our Finance Director. He has many years of experience in finance and holds the position of Financial Director at multi-service provider, Servo Group,  which is one of our major corporate sponsors.

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Laura Bacon

Laura is our PR and Fundraising Manager. She has over 17 years experience in generating media coverage and raising funds across many sectors. Laura handles funding submissions and media enquiries for VCS.

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Homeless Not Helpless

Vulnerable Citizen Support C.I.C aims to help the most destitute people in society. We provide food parcels to struggling individuals and families and we assist in finding accommodation for anybody who needs it.

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We reach out to the ‘most vulnerable’ citizens of society, helping & assisting with major and minor needs. We provide a wide range of services, including signposting, referrals, food provision, housing and homessness help, 1-1 support and youth crime prevention. The list is endless. If someone just needs that shoulder to cry on then, someone from our team will attend, we work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. #Oncall


Intervention from an early age, offers the best chance of preventing crime. Working with local #Youth groups, #Colleges, #Schools & #Localcommunitycentres tackling and campaigning for a better understanding of ‘Homelessness’ all round.
Understanding what we do, can then also be implemented into other peoples day to day routines.


As we are #Selffunded, sometimes getting essentials can be hard. We are building our C.I.C to ensure we become the best in our field. How….? This happens through support from people like you.. We don’t ask for much but if we all chipped in something small, we can help change so many lives for the better.