A homelessness charity has announced it has appointed a new interim chief executive.

The Worcester-based Maggs Day Centre has appointed David Hall-Davies MBE to the position.

He brings with him previous experience as chief executive at YMCA Cornwall and YMCA Wales.


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He has also served as a trustee and still holds a directorship at Y Housing, a large homelessness housing developer in Blackburn.

Mr Hall-Davies said: "I am very pleased to be taking on the role of Interim Chief Executive at Maggs Day Centre.

"Maggs is a well-known organisation throughout Worcestershire and does exceptional work through each of their services for people experiencing homelessness, with even more opportunities to grow."

Mr Hall-Davies was recognised for his services to the homeless and the community of Cornwall with an MBE during the first award ceremony of King Charles III's reign.

Since 1984, Maggs has been providing support to the homeless and vulnerable throughout Worcestershire.

This includes cooked breakfasts to rough sleepers, a health hub with volunteer services such as dentists and GPs, specialist teams to support complex needs and an accommodation project.

Avril Gilmore, chair of the trustees of Maggs, confirmed the appointment, expressing confidence in the new executive's ability to continue and improve upon the essential services provided by Maggs across Worcestershire.

She said: "Maggs is delighted to welcome David as our interim chief executive.

"David has a long track record of working in the charitable sector specifically in the areas of homelessness and supported housing and his MBE was conferred earlier this year in recognition of his work with YMCA."

She continued: "He brings a wealth of experience and we are confident he will make a significant contribution to the next stage of Maggs development and build on Maggs reputation as a key provider of services to homeless and vulnerable people across Worcestershire."