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.

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.