Head of Housing Strategy – Greater Manchester Combined Authority
An experienced strategic lead officer and Senior Director, Steve provides the liaison with Greater Manchester Combined Authority.
CEO Irwell Valley Homes
Sasha is the Chief Executive of Irwell Valley Homes, a housing association operating across Greater Manchester. She brings over 25 years’ experience as a senior housing professional working with community led housing organisations.
GMCLHH Interim Director
Tom is the director of the hub and brings with him 30 years’ of experience working with community groups to deliver mutual models of social housing across England and Wales.
He is also a voluntary board member and vice Chairman of the Confederation of Co-operative Housing (CCH).
GMCLH Project Officer
Rachel Summerscales is our Project Officer and has worked in the GM community sector for many years. Rachel is the first point of contact for any individuals or groups interested in finding out how to get involved in Community Led Housing and will know how the Hub can help move you plans along. Rachel is part way through building her own family home (just about at roof level after 5 years!) as part of the Laureates Place CLH scheme, so she has hands on experience of the ups and down of community led housing. You can watch the progress on her house here facebook.com/GreebaArriba/
Contact her on 07570 002033 or email@example.com any time – Rachel works for the Hub 21 hours flexibly across the week.
CLH Housing Advisor
Josh is an accredited CLH housing advisor who has extensive experience within the co-operative sector, including living in housing co-ops, supporting existing co-ops, and establishing new co-operative housing projects. Alongside his work at Leeds Community Homes Josh is also a community share practitioner and training to become a Barefoot Co-operative Development practitioner.
Managing Director – 3bricks
Vicky has over 25 years experience in developing new homes, regeneration, specialist mixed use projects and community capacity building working for a range of public and private companies. She’s worked with many different communities across the North West developing specialist housing for work/live, eco housing, foyers, refuges and more. In addition to her work in…
Engagement Officer – Our Sale West
Sam is an accomplished community mentor with a extensive background working together with diverse communities. He has over 15 years’ experience working in housing associations, guiding communities through major projects and championing the value of their work. Sam specialises in both developing new community enterprises and helping established community anchor groups to reach their potential.…
Director of Development – GMCVO
Initial career in local authority housing management and redevelopment. Qualified Landscape Architect. Chief Officer of Greater Manchester community design practice CTAC (project development, Architecture and Landscape Design) for 11 years. Currently Director of Development for GMCVO.