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New Communities that Work board

Communities that Work is moving towards becoming a not-for-profit incorporated Company.

The future directors elected Ian Simpson from Guinness as the new Chair who will take over from Kate Shone of Forum Housing.

Ian said of his new role, “I fee extremely privileged to lead the consortium and would like to thank Kate Shone for her outstanding contribution to Communities that Work. Kate was the first Chair and helped to establish Communities that Work as a leading light in developing partnerships between the Housing and Employment sectors.”

Ian Simpson went on to comment that he was delighted that Kate would stay on as a Director ensuring her experience remained an asset to Communities that Work in its next phase of development.

Communities that Work’s new board will be made up of 10 directors who work for Communities that Work’s member organisations, representing housing associations across the country.

From left to right:
Bill Lovat – Regenda
Anne Wildman – Spectrum
Lisa Denison -Sovereign
Carole Wildman – Walsall Homes
William Miller – AmicusHorizon
Matt Bayliss – L&Q
Iain Simpson – Guinness and newly elected Chair
Tracy O’Neill – Coast and Country

Not present
Kate Shone – Forum
Jayne Entwistle – Great Places

Communities that Work board – Original size (3264 x 2448)

Congratulations to Charmaine Simei, on being nominated for the Women in Housing Awards 2021.

As Longhurst Group’s Director of Community Investment, Charmaine Simei, has been shortlisted for the prestigious industry award. Charmaine will be among the nominees for the Professional of the Year (housing association and local authority) title at the Women in Housing Award in September, and we ...

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SPF in Housing Network launched

We’re pleased to open up an invitation to join the new ‘Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF) Housing Network’ from today. Communities that Work and Clarion Futures have set up the new Network, focussed on placing social housing at the heart of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. We’ve agreed to collabora...

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