Steve has been the Antifreeze manager for a couple of weeks now so we thought we should find out a bit more about him...

How has your time at Antifreeze been so far?
"Like coming home. I have always wanted to do a role like this but simply did not have the time and energy on top of a full-time job. It is a dream come true to be able to do the challenging and rewarding work that I have begun."

Tell us a bit about the role you play in the Antifreeze team and how you came to be here?
"I am the manager of the Antifreeze team. I have four exceptionally talented members of staff and over thirty very generous and gifted volunteers. I see it as their role to help the vast amount of clients that need our assistance practically, spiritually and in other ways and my role is to equip, encourage and support them to do that whilst of course still helping the clients myself. I worked at a church for five years, then as a secular youth worker, then at a car garage and then landed here! God works in mysterious ways! I have always had a heart for the homeless and helped them voluntarily in various ways since I was a teenager."

What in particular excites you about working at Off The Fence?
"Physical needs are important and important to God and it is exciting that we provide a very significant amount of practical help but what is even more exciting is that where it is welcomed, we offer people the chance to discover the Light of the World, Jesus Christ. I love the fact that there are four strands to Off the Fence and that together we are reaching a huge variety of people and meeting a vast amount of needs."

What is your favourite thing about working and living in Brighton?
"I was born in Brighton so I understand and care for the city and its people particularly greatly, especially my team and the many hidden and forgotten people in Brighton and Hove."

What would you say to someone interested in interning/volunteering?
"Come and have a coffee with me and my colleague Cerys. We would love to tell you more about what we do and see how we can hopefully help you to become a part of this life-changing and life-saving work."