Claire Fielding - Business Manager

​Claire Fielding joined the Trust as Business Manager in January 2017, having previously worked for the Department for Work and Pensions for 21 years. Claire was most recently, and for the last 14 years at DWP, on the Benefit Investigations Team in Lowestoft, having previously managed benefit processing teams and working on Social Fund in Great Yarmouth during her career. Claire brings a knowledge of such matters to the Trust and is keen to organise and run the office, and provide support where she can. While working for the DWP, Claire was lucky enough to participate in the Prince's Trust Volunteers programme which brings people together from all walks of life, with a view to working as a team to undertake community projects and also provides opportunities to develop new personal skills.
Claire fully endorses the Anchorage Trust's aim of encouraging and supporting young people to achieve their goals and improve their own lives, having been given the chance to do so.

Gail Hodds - Operations Manager

Gail was born in Great Yarmouth, She has previously worked in the Civil Service this includes most recently, 10 years experience at Great Yarmouth Jobcentre delivering a range of frontline services.  Gail left to focus on a new career working with young people. after also gaining experience as a Home–Start volunteer, supporting families with young children. Since leaving the Jobcentre Gail has gained valuable experience with local community projects developing and learning new skills in supporting people to engage and connect with services within their community. Gail is currently studying Health and Social care with the Open University and is passionate about working with young people and encouraging them to achieve their goals and enable positive change in their lives.


Leanne Quinn - Tenancy Support Worker

​Leanne delivers our tenancy support functions and inspires and guides the young people we work with. Leanne undertakes regular house reviews, 1:1's with tenants and supports young people to understand their responsibilities in managing tenancy. Leanne uses her spare time to volunteer with Great Yarmouth & Gorleston Young Carers.

Nicky Taylor - HR Manager

CEO and creator of Magical Door Productions, Nicola is a highly experienced and qualified Senior Manager and Trainer with over twenty years’ experience. Skilled in NLP, Hypnotherapy and Person Centred Counselling, Nicola has a passion and a drive to help others, whether they are people who live with disabilities and illness or people who need some direction and guidance in life. Nicola passionately believes that everyone is entitled to live a good quality of life, and that this right should not be constrained by demographics, finances or parentage. Nicola is looking forward to bringing her mixture of warmth, wisdom, humour and creativity to The East Anglia Anchorage Trust and contributing to its continued growth.