Meet the Team

YPAC Manchester has an experienced team of Youth and Play Workers who spend their time developing the work of the project.
Let’s meet them!

Chris Macintosh

Youth Work Manager
Chris has been a Youthworker since 1996. He is a JNC qualified Youth and Community worker and has worked in Inne City Manchester since 1998
Kelly Christopher

Kelly Christopher

Youth Work Coordinator
Kelly has worked in the youth & community sector for over 19 years. She has a degree in Media & Cultural studies & DipHE in Youth & Community Studies.

Kenny Stenton

North Detached Lead Worker
Kenny has 26 years’ experience delivering Youth and Community Work. he has a Degree in Laws, a level 3 qualification and a Post Graduate Diploma in Youth Work and a Connexions Diploma (Level 4 Information, Advice and Guidance).

Giovanna Palmieri

Finance Administrator

Jo has worked for YPAC on and off for 14 years with a brief stint away at Manchester Youth Zone. She also currently works for TCC on behalf of the Methodists offering treasury support. 

David Lulengo

David Lulengo

North Detached Lead Worker
David has worked in youth and community settings for over 5 years. He has a degree in Social work and a Masters in Criminology

Chloe Muscat

Youth Worker
Chloe has worked in the youth sector for over 7 years. She has a Youth Work Level 2 qualification and is currently working on her Level 3 qualification.

Nihula Sameer

East Detached Lead Worker
Nihula has been a youth worker at Ypac for over two years, specifically as a detached youth worker. She volunteered as a youth worker for five years with M13 Youth Project prior to working for Ypac. She is a qualified Social Worker with a Social Work degree at Salford university.

Quanita Ellison

Detached Youth worker

Quanita has been a Youthworker for over 9 years and has a passion for giving young people their own voice. She is a qualified social worker and CAMHS practitioner.

Isabella Martini

Detached Youth worker

Issy has been a Youth Worker for five years and previously worked as a Primary Teacher and SENCO, Studying her Degree in Education.  This has given her the opportunity to develop her career in informal education. Issy is a detached Youth worker who covers both East and North Manchester

Natalie Guest

Play Worker

Natalie is an experience Play worker who lives in the local community. She brings this experience to our play sessions

Nargis Ferdousy

Nargis Ferdousy

Play Worker

Nargis works on our Play work session. she is an experienced TA with a specialism working with SEND young people 

Curtis Lewis


Curtis volunteers on our Playsession, he brings a lot of joy and vitality to the sessions. 

Danny Connolly

Youth Worker
Danny has over 8 years experience working with young people on the margins of society. He is a professionally JNC qualified youth worker with a BA degree in youth and community work, MA in educational research, and currently doing a PhD researching the changing relationship between youth work and NEET young people.

A Brief History of YPAC

“YPAC” is the shorthand and locally known name for YPAC Manchester. Originally a small local church-led initiative called “Youth Project @ Apostles and Cuthbert’s”, YPAC Manchester has grown to become an important local youth project in the Miles Platting, Collyhurst and Ancoats areas of Manchester, registering as a Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee in 2010

YPAC Manchester was established in November 2005 as the Local Anglican Churches’ response to the lack of facilities for young people in the area as identified through the regeneration process.
YPAC became a Charity in 2010 and simultaneously was registered as a not for profit Ltd Company.

YPAC relocates offices to St. Georges Community Centre

YPAC Detached workers agree to help with Protective Youthwork during the COVID pandemic, ensuring additional support for young people in the area. YPAC adapts it’s work to make sure young people are supported throughout the provision where Manchester spends a disproportionate amount of time in the strictest regulations.
After an organisational restructure, YPAC start to deliver more focussed Detached Work in Collyhurst alongside it’s regular Youth and Play club work.

YPAC starts running Playwork in St. Georges Community Centre to ensure continuous provision of a play session after the closure of the charity delivering it. This expands the age range we are working with from 6-19.

YPAC has 2 detached work teams, a Playwork provision during holiday and Term time and a full Youth Club provision.
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