Just Drop-In is a registered charity and limited company overseen by a board of Directors or Trustees. Just Drop-In was constituted in November 1999 and first opened its doors in 2001. The charity was the Millennium Project of Churches Together now known as Hope in North East Cheshire, a forum of local church leaders who saw a need to support local young people.
Initially opening on Chestergate, we have been in our current premises on Duke Street since 2011.
The Service has gradually grown and we now help over 1000 individual children and young people a year.
As a registered Charity our work is overseen by the standards of the Charity Commission. We are fully compliant with all our reporting responsibilities.
Our work is overseen by a board of Trustees also known as Directors. Trustees give their time freely, but have a range of legal responsibilities. They ensure that they act in the Charities best interest, that they comply with the Charity’s governing document and the law and that they manage the Charity resources
John Stephens, Chair of Trustees:
It has been a great pleasure to support JDI over the last 6 years as a Drop-In volunteer, Trustee and most recently Chair of Trustees. I have been a resident of Macclesfield for 25 years and have seen my two daughters grow up in the town. I’m proud of JDI’s community roots, both receiving great support from local residents and supporting young people in the area with care and expertise. Our support is needed as much as ever and I expect JDI to continue to respond to the needs of young people as we go forward, building on a firm foundation. I’m constantly humbled by the clear, positive difference JDI makes to the lives of young people.
My other current interests include educating business leaders in the psychology of behaviour change and being an active member of Macclesfield Aikido Club. My former experiences have been in research, manufacturing management, leadership and change management and I hope I can apply these for the benefit of JDI.