• Joy Dunlop - Managing Director

    Joy Dunlop

    Managing Director

    Joy is responsible for the overall management of Hillcrest Futures. She works with her team to ensure the people we provide care and support to are receiving the best service possible and that we strive to exceed regulator requirements.

  • Liz Cairns - Area Manager - Tayside

    Liz Cairns

    Area Manager - Tayside

    Liz has worked for Hillcrest Futures for over 25 years since July 1990 beginning as a support worker within the Mental Health Outreach team, having first trained as a registered nurse. She is area manager for Tayside 3 and has direct line management for 4 managers covering 8 services across Angus, Dundee and Perth.

    Her main responsibilities are to ensure the continuous improvement in practise and development across services, liaising with internal and external partners to ensure the smooth running of contracts and compliance with legislative requirements from Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), Care Inspectorate and health and safety.

    Liz is responsible for line managing the activities team, who provide activities to enhance the life of the service users and also support volunteers through providing opportunities.

    Liz is also an internal trainer providing the organisation with MAPA training (Managing Actual and Potential Aggression).

  • Chris Robb - Business Development and Improvements Manager

    Chris Robb

    Business Development and Improvements Manager

    Chris has been with Hillcrest Futures since May 2008. Working closely with the senior management, Chris leads on the development of new services and initiatives ensuring they align with Hillcrest Futures’ vision, mission and strategic priorities.

    She leads on improvement activities that support a culture of continuous development and is responsible for performance measures across Hillcrest Futures. Chris is lead bid writer for all tender submissions.

    Chris is based at Hillcrest Futures/Hillcrest Headquarters at 1 Explorer Road, Dundee.


  • Lesley Elliott  - Area Manager - Glasgow & Perth

    Lesley Elliott

    Area Manager - Glasgow & Perth

    Lesley joined Hillcrest Futures in 2007, starting as a support worker in Bruntsfield House, Edinburgh. She then moved west to Glasgow to manage the transition of The Monteith from a hotel/hostel model to a successful resettlement service for males experiencing homelessness. Before commencing her role as area manager, Lesley was manager for Queen Mary Avenue, supported accommodation for females and Portman Street, emergency accommodation for men experiencing homelessness.

    Lesley manages services across Glasgow and Perth covering both accommodation based and outreach services within homelessness, learning disabilities and mental health.

  • Graeme Brown - Area Manager - Edinburgh & Fife

    Graeme Brown

    Area Manager - Edinburgh & Fife

    Graeme has worked for over 25 years for Hillcrest Futures, having started as a part-time support worker in the now redeveloped Grassmarket Hostel in Edinburgh.

    He manages eight accommodation based services and the Housing First and Outreach services for people experiencing and/or recovering from homelessness in Edinburgh. Graeme also manages three building based and outreach services in Fife, working with people who have a learning disability, mental health difficulties and/or physical disabilities.

    Previously, Graeme was Area Manager covering homelessness services in Glasgow and directly managed street based, accommodation based and outreach services to people who were homeless in Edinburgh.

  • Ingrid Hainey - Area Manager - Tayside

    Ingrid Hainey

    Area Manager - Tayside

    Ingrid joined Hillcrest Futures in 2017 when the organisation she worked with merged with Hillcrest.  Ingrid has worked in the drug and alcohol field for 20 years and has experience of managing and developing community-based services for adults and young people whose lives are affected by drugs, alcohol, sexual health and blood borne viruses.

    Ingrid manages services across Tayside including harm reduction, community recovery, intensive support, young people’s drug and alcohol support and relationships, sexual health and parenting programmes for young people.