Counties: The North of England and Wales
Biography: I am an independent community led housing (CLH) adviser affiliated to the National Community Land Trust Network based in Cumbria and working nationally. I am able to help community groups to clarify their aims and objectives, understand the development process, become organised and select project delivery methods appropriate to their capacity. My background is as a Rural Housing Enabler in the South of England, then Community Land Trust Development Officer in Cumbria where I assisted the Lyvennet Community Trust, Keswick Community Housing Trust and other CLTs. I served as a board member of the National CLT Network up to 2015 and was a consultee for the Community Land Trust Handbook and the Scottish Rural Housing Service Community Bonds Handbook. I helped advise Local Authorities in Lancashire and Cumbria on the implementation of the first CLH fund and am currently working with new CLH organisations in Lancashire, Yorkshire, Manchester and elsewhere.