Health and Housing Group

This key strategic group exists to:

  • support the Federation in developing and testing new policy ideas across health, care and support as they relate to housing
  • sense check the elements of our new business plan and its delivery where they relate to this agenda
  • support us in engaging our wider membership in these vital debates
  • inform our responses to government and other key stakeholders
  • provide constructive and creative challenge to Federation thinking.

Members of the group

  • Neil Blanchard, Chief Executive, Southdown Housing Association 
  • Rachael Byrne, Executive Director – New Models of Care, Home Group
  • Gillian Connor, Head of External Affairs, Hanover Housing Association
  • Holly Dagnall, Director, NCHA Care and Support, Nottingham Community Housing Association
  • Adrian Eggington, Director of Operations, Black Country Housing Group
  • Maxine Espley, Executive Director of Health, Social Care and Support, Accord Group
  • Anna Fryer, Director of Neighbourhoods, Incommunities
  • Moira Griffiths, Group Director of Care and Support, Peabody
  • Donna Kelly, Regional Director, Merseyside Onward Homes (Chair)
  • Sue Lewis, Group Head Supported Housing, Together Housing Group 
  • Martin Mellors, Head of Supported Housing, GreenSquare Group
  • Helen Neal, Head of Business and Service Development, Thirteen Group 
  • Andrew Reston, Director of Supported Housing and Older People's Services, Metropolitan
  • Annette Stevens, Head of Housing (Supported Living), Progress Housing Group

Get involved

One meeting a year will be open to the wider membership, and we will be blogging and sharing information on a regular basis through this website and on twitter. Look out for updates in Fed News, or contact Helen Collins on 0161 817 5374.