Yaser MirFounder & Director
Yaser Mir is the founder and director of Engage Communities. Before setting up Engage Communities, Yaser worked for the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). He won numerous awards for his work at UCLan. Yaser managed community engagement projects nationally in the areas of mental health, criminal justice, substance misuse and health inequalities. On behalf of the Home Office, Yaser developed national good practice guidance on service user involvement in substance misuse, prisons and mental health.
Yaser is the CEO and Responsible Individual for Inspire Care, a provider of small residential children’s homes. He is also a visiting fellow at Staffordshire University and a non-executive director at Staffordshire Cricket.
Yaser also worked as an Independent Advisor & Peer Reviewer to the Home Office Ending Gang, Youth Violence & Exploitation Team. Yaser has authored or contributed to a wide range of publications. He was a regular contributor and speaker at conferences, workshops and seminars at home and abroad.
Yaser established Round House which is a Taekwondo Club and boxing initiative during the London 2012 Olympics helping to inspire disadvantaged local communities and young people. In his spare time, he teaches and coaches adults, children, and young people the Olympic sport of Taekwondo at Round House TKD Club.
Yaser holds a BSc (Hons) in Exercise with Sport and Coaching Science and postgraduate qualifications in Public Health. Yaser also has a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services.