Counties: Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside
Biography: Paul has been working in the field of community development, housing led regeneration and cultural programming for the past 30 years. For twelve years Paul led the community development function of Liverpool Housing Action Trust, a major housing led regeneration programme, where he first started to work with communities taking control of their housing. Since then Paul has worked on Merseyside’s Housing Market Renewal Programme both with Shelter and with Liverpool Biennial where he continued to explore how artists work in a socially engaged way to develop solutions within a regeneration context. Paul was Head of Arts at Lancashire County Council for five years and employed as Community Empowerment Manager with Community Gateway Association, the first mutual housing association, in Preston for five years. Currently Paul is Director of the new Liverpool City Region Community-led Housing Hub.
Paul has been a Fellow of the RSA since 2006, and is a Board Member of both Homebaked Community Land Trust working in Anfield, Liverpool, and Chrysalis Arts, a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England.