Eddie McIlroy

Director of Operations

Eddie joined 3 Bridge Solution as Director of Operations in July 2021 and has set out a strategic business plan to develop the organisation and its services.

Eddie’s passion for developing services for vulnerable people was sparked through personal experience and further fuelled whilst working as a volunteer driver for a refuge supporting women and children fleeing domestic violence as well as a spell volunteering at a Winter Shelter for street homeless people.

Those experiences led to a 25-year career in Charity and Community Interest Companies during which Eddie led on the development and delivery of numerous successful services providing support and safety for vulnerable people, particularly young people and care leavers.

Eddie is passionate about delivering high quality services that provide demonstrable positive outcomes, and believes Supported Lodgings is one of the best solutions for young people leaving the care system or facing homelessness.

“For most children / young people, the best possible place for them to be is the family home. For some young people, sadly that is not possible. For those who cannot live in the family home, Supported Lodgings provides the next best solution for young people to prepare for adult life and independence”.

Prina Majithia

Office Manager

Prina brings extensive experience in managing HR, Finance, Marketing, Office Management and supporting company Directors. With a background in Banking, Travel and Construction, joining 3 Bridge Solution as Office Manager, was a change of sector and a whole new experience.

“I wanted to work for a company that makes a difference and one that I can be proud of. I have two children of my own, both are now young adults; it is heart breaking to know there are young people the same age as my own children living in unsuitable arrangements or even homeless.

Since joining 3 Bridge Solution I have learnt so much about young people who have experienced trauma or have recently been made homeless. I am determined to ensure I continue to develop professionally through reflective practise and training and keep up to date with latest research and changes to legislation.

I am proud to work for an organisation that offers young people essential life skills, ongoing support and guidance and provides a vision of a better future”.

David Trotter

Operations Manager

For David, joining the 3 Bridge Solution team in November 2021 is a welcome return to managing a Supported Lodgings service.

“I have managed a variety of supported accommodation schemes and based on my own experience; Supported Lodgings provides the best outcomes for young people. I am delighted to be managing a Supported Lodgings service once more”.

David’s experience includes delivering services for Adults with Learning Disabilities, Homelessness, Supported Housing and Supported Lodgings services for care leavers and young people facing homelessness.

David trains Hosts and staff on Being a Host, Supporting the Needs of Young People, Safeguarding, Equality and Diversity, LGBT+ Awareness and Mental Health; David is an accredited trainer with Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA).

“Supported Lodgings is the safest and most nurturing environment for young peopleSupporting Hosts in the development of positive relationships with young people is what makes managing a Supported Lodgings service so unique. It is almost impossible to put into words just how rewarding it is to play a part in turning a young person’s life around; and sharing that experience with our Hosts is equally rewarding”.