Who We Are

BUBIC consists of staff, volunteers and service users all of whom play an important part in making Bubic the success that it is.

Our staff ‘the crew’ are:

Lanre Babalola

Chief Executive

Lanre Babalola : Chief Executive

Prison became my second home and while sitting in jail after 12 years of drug abuse I felt something within me suddenly give. I decided to seek help and after leaving prison, I started to work with existing drug support services, then teamed up with peers I met through a drug and alcohol abuse service to set up an award-winning charity, Bubic.

Ronald Duberry

Co-founder / Peer Support Outreach Worker

Ronald Duberry : Co-founder / Peer Support Outreach Worker

I used to spend a lot of time on the streets causing trouble in the community, after a long fight with my inner demons the time came for me to change and I felt it was time for me to give back to the community as I took a lot out of it.

I needed to show my kids that I could change and be a better father to them so I voluntarily put myself into recovery and became part of setting up a support service 'Bubic' and giving back to the community and I've been giving back on a daily basis for the past 15 years.

Michelle Williams

Peer Support Outreach Worker

Michelle Williams : Peer Support Outreach Worker

My name is Michelle Williams and I started with Bubic back in 2012 as a volunteer. By becoming a volunteer, I was able to achieve skills and knowledge and understand the ethos of the organisation.
This enabled me to apply for a position as a ‘Volunteer Co-ordinator’ to work alongside other volunteer individuals who come into Bubic. Thank You to BUBIC


In addition to paid staff we have a volunteer management committee that takes overall responsibility for deciding what we do and who we work with.

We also have a team of volunteers who offer mentoring, emotional support and practical advice to drug users and their families. Many of our volunteers are ex-users themselves and understand how being addicted to drugs affects lives.

Who We Are