A voluntary sector organisation that promotes social inclusion through partnership working with public and voluntary sector agencies across Merseyside. The activity of MEH is underpinned by four core values: Inclusion, Integrity, Inspiration and Collaboration that determine the projects that MEH undertakes.
Nicola is the Chief Executive of MEH and has worked at MEH for over 18 years, previous roles included project management and development in the voluntary and public sector with a specific focus on European and Transnational co-operation. Nicola has significant experience in business planning, strategic development, fundraising and financial planning as well as programme delivery and development of multi-agency learning, employment and enterprise programmes particularly working in the fields of Social Inclusion, Equality and Diversity, Learning and Employment, Social Enterprise and Health at a Local, National and European Level. Nicola is on the trustee board of Options, a charity which supports people with learning disabilities across Merseyside and a director of the European Network for Active Living and Mental Health (ENAMLH).
Joe Hemington is the Assistant Chief Executive at Merseyside Expanding Horizons and acts in a senior role capacity at MEH. Joe takes a lead role in the strategic management and development of MEH, and also support the day to day running of both European (ESIF and Erasmus+) and locally funded programmes. Joe has successful track record of delivering and designing support programmes and initiatives engaging with individuals, professionals and organisations/enterprises promoting social inclusion and developing new programmes and innovations. In particular, Joe has vast experience of supporting at risk young people and developing mentoring and innovative employments and enterprise programmes for hard to reach groups.