Shadow Board member
After training as a teacher in the mid-90s I volunteered for a local homelessness project. Instead stayed with the homelessness sector, since working across different parts of Scotland gaining experience within young people’s supported accommodation and in various data monitoring, policy and planning positions before taking up the Director role of Glasgow Homelessness Network in 2010. An independent evaluation described GHN as “difficult to characterise” – secretly proud of that. The longer I’m here, the more clearly I see our homelessness sector as part of the problem - but backed into that corner by the bigger drivers of poverty and inequality. We need to push back. Firmly believe that the same sector can then end homelessness in Scotland - and that the Centre for Homelessness Impact can play a key role in achieving that.