Billie-Jo McDowell is from Northern Ireland, UK and is a qualified social worker.  Having previously worked in a children’s residential setting, she currently works with young people who are or are at risk of becoming homeless.  Billie-Jo is also care-experienced, having been in both family and residential placements over the course of her time in care.  She draws on her experiences to help influence her practice and ensure it as person-centred as possible to provide the best outcomes for the young people she works with.