As CEO of Bolton Young Person’s Housing Scheme, which provides accommodation and support  for young people aged 16-25 who face homelessness and sexual exploitation.  Maura has transformed the charity, growing the  turnover from £465k in 2012 to £2.1 million this year, increased staffing from 13 to 52 meaning  even more help and support can be given to our young homeless people. She has engaged local communities and businesses in the organisation and if the support offered exceeds what is required, Maura will ensure other charities benefit. 

She won CIH Housing Heroes inspirational leader of the year 2017 and NW charity of the year 2017.  In January 2018 she secured £500k with Big Lottery for a new service for care leavers offering support through mentoring, advice & support. She still voluntarily chairs a local domestic violence