Meet The Team - YPAC Manchester

Meet the team

Would you believe we have up to 8 youth and play workers at any one time working within your community supporting children, young people and their families, providing activities, opportunities and a safe supportive place to go? The team all have different experiences and skills which they bring.


Andrew Seedall

Andrew Seedall

The team and organisation is led by the Project Manager, Andrew Seedall. It is Andrew’s role to realise the vision of YPAC within the community; develop and secure funding to both maintain and grow the Charity within the needs of the local area. As an experienced and qualified youth worker, Andrew first and foremost is a youth work practitioner who believes in the importance of informal education for young people within communities. Andrew has delivered youth work in Macclesfield, Liverpool, Salford and Peru. His time delivering Street Theatre to young people and former gang members in the North of Peru really gave him the drive to become a Youth Worker.

Sharon Bell

Sharon Bell

Sharon Bell is currently covering maternity leave for the Senior Youth Worker Emma Ellis. With 30 years’ experience as a youth worker and running young people’s services Sharon brings experience and enthusiasm which continues to be as fresh as any youth worker. Sharon leads on the Transition’s programme working in Park View Community School and within our evening sessions through the week.

Kelly Roberts

Kelly Roberts

Kelly Roberts 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.


Chris Macintosh

Hi, I’m Chris Macintosh and I am the new HAPPY families’ programme coordinator at YPAC. I worked in and around Manchester as a youth and community worker for the past 17 years, working with M13 Youth Project in Ardwick and Blackburn Youth Zone. My role will involve working with people in the work club on Friday, helping at the parenting course and providing advice. It’ll be great getting to meet people in miles Platting, so please say hi if you see me at the Holland Street Community Garden or out and about.


George Herrara

I came to Manchester from California to study; Theology Youth & Community at the University of Manchester. I was assigned placement at YPAC, and I’m really glad I’m here. Working with the young people in Collyhurst, Miles Platting & Ancoats has been great. Doing detached, and in center sessions with the young people, building relationships in the community is amazing and learning from the team and young people has been a memorable experience. I fully support the team and staff and their vision for the community in the future and look forward to being a part of it


Emma Archer

Emma has recently joined the team. Helping the team stay organised from our administration to our book keeping. We’re working on the photograph.