Meet the team

YPAC has an experienced team of Youth and Play Workers who spend their time developing the work of the project. Here’s a chance to find out some more about them!


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Chris Macintosh

Chris is the Youth Work Manager at YPAC and looks after running the project.  He has worked in and around Manchester as a youth and community worker for the past 20 years, working with M13 Youth Project in Ardwick and Blackburn Youth Zone. He has a passion to see young people from inner-city areas develop their potential and become agents of change in their community and City.

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Sharon Bell

With 30 years’ experience as a youth worker and running young people’s services, Sharon brings experience and enthusiasm to the team.  Sharon works in a variety of sessions and settings for YPAC, including work in the local primary schools, detached sessions in Miles Platting, Ancotes and Collyhurst, as well as delivering youth work sessions in St Georges Youth and Community Centre.

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Kelly Christopher

Kelly brings something unique to YPAC. Kelly is a fully qualified Youth Worker with many years’ experience. However Kelly is also a stand-up comedian, working the stages across the North West. Kelly will be working across the Transition programme and supporting the HAPPY Families team with our allotment.

Kenny Stenton

Kenny Stenton is a professionally qualified Youth Worker with over 20 years’ experience.   Kenny has joined YPAC Manchester as North Lead Youth Worker and will be working on Detached/Street work across Collyhurst and working with the Collyhurst Big Local Young Ambassadors.  Kenny also works as a Freelance Youth Worker and prior to joining YPAC was a Youth Work Co-ordinator with Stockport Action for Voluntary Youth (SAVY).

David Malangu

David is a newly qualified social worker, currently studying a master’s degree in Criminal Justice Process at the University of Salford.  Having lived in various areas of Manchester such as Longsight, Openshaw, Clayton and New Moston David knows the area well.  Prior to joining us at YPAC, David has worked 6 years at the National Cycling Centre, supported adults experiencing homeless, adults suffering adults long and enduring mental health. More recently David has been working in Oldham with Depaul UK where he was working with homeless young people to live independently. David is passionate about enabling young people to fulfil their goals and to help them take advantage of opportunities that are given to them.

Emma Archer

Emma Archer

Emma brings a wealth of secretarial and administration experience to the team.  This helps us stay organised from our admin to our book keeping.  Emma is the first point of contact for enquiries.