GMCLH Housing Services Officer

Abbey joined the Hub team in Oct 2021. She has worked in the housing sector for 5 years developing a vast knowledge around homelessness and the availability of housing in Greater Manchester, working closely with private and social landlords, tenants and homelessness support agencies. Her experience of tenancy management gives her good knowledge of the issues both tenants and landlords face day to day and the different ways to try and overcome the lack of housing available. Abbey is responsible for the Hub’s Service Management contracts which we offer to any housing co-op in Greater Manchester. Contact Abbey on or 07552 249194 for more details of services offered.

Claude Hendrickson was the project manager on the Frontline community self build scheme in Leeds (1996) which saw 12 unemployed Afro Carribean men and their families build new homes for themselves. He has remained a passionate advocate for BAME groups in terms of housing, self build and training/employment. Claude will bring knowledge and experience of…

GMCLH Project Advisor

Adrian is a recognised, approved and accredited provider of advice, consultancy, training and research to social enterprises, charities, sector bodies and other organisations.

Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Phil Randerson brings finance and investment expertise to the steering committee. Phil works in the GMCA’s investment team, which can provide development loans to community led housing projects via the Housing Investment Fund.

Board member of Chorlton Community Land Trust and Director of Chorlton Co-housing

Steve is a retired housing professional and Board Member of the Chorlton Community Land Trust. He is also a director of Chorlton Cohousing, a group seeking to develop cohousing for older people.

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.…

Project Advisor

Tekla works with community groups and social enterprise organisations across Greater Manchester and supports them with business planning, financial forecasts and preparing proposals.

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.