Thank you to those who attended the Housing Innovation Factory event. The event saw over 100 attendees interact and hear about the work of 10 innovation teams who have been developing new ideas and approaches. Delegates also helped develop these ideas further, took part in interactive workshops, games, competitions and new opportunitites.
The event was organised by SFHA, supported by Wheatley Group and with contributions from the Housing Innovation Community comprising around half of SFHA members and a range of partners from across the public, academic, third and private sectors
Mark is a consultant working in the fields of housing, health, social care and property.Read More
He is currently leading a project for the Scottish Government which aims to ensure best value is achieved from investment through the Affordable Housing Supply Programme. Other clients include housing associations and various health and social care organisations. Mark was previously a director in local government.”
Thenue Housing Association
Brian has held the post of Head of Housing & Community Regeneration at Thenue Housing Association since 2004.Read More
Thenue have over 2800 tenancies in various locations in Glasgow. Brian has overall responsibility for reactive and void maintenance procurement & services, housing management and community regeneration.
Brian also represents Glasgow & West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations in matters relating to digital services and welfare reform.
Calum is a Director of CCG (Scotland) Ltd specialising in land acquisition and urban regeneration.Read More
He has successfully lead the delivery of many projects from across the private and affordable housing sectors and is a founding member and Director of City Legacy – the consortium responsible for the 2014 Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village.
An Honours Graduate in Town & Country Planning, Calum has worked in housing and construction for over 30 years joining CCG in 2001. More recently, Calum was also appointed as a Board Member for the Structural Timber Association on behalf of CCG.
Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
Sally Thomas is Chief Executive at the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), the national representative body for Scotland’s housing associations and co-operatives.Read More
She has worked for several housing associations in London and the North East of England, most recently as Head of Community Investment at North Star Housing Group. Previously, she worked for the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), on regeneration at an urban development corporation, as director of a consultancy specialising in community-based development and leading on social purpose and wider role at the Housing Associations Charitable Trust (HACT).
She has co-authored several publications for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Chartered Institute of Housing, HACT, think tanks and government departments. The most recent is ‘Acting on Localism: the role of housing associations in driving a community agenda’, published by Respublica.
She has chaired and served on a variety of boards in the housing, arts, health and charitable sectors, and is currently Vice-Chair of the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA).
Loretto Housing Association
Dan took up post as Loretto Housing’s Head of Housing in May 2016.Read More
Before taking up the post at Loretto he worked within various frontline operational housing roles for; Barony Housing Association, West Lothian Housing Partnership and Milnbank Housing Association. Throughout his career Dan has also enjoyed work with the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum, Tenant Information Services and sat on the Chartered Institute of Housing (Scotland) Board as the Glasgow Regional Representative from 2010 – 12. Dan would consider himself a product of effective succession planning and is very keen to offer perspectives on how we best identify and nurture our housing talent and future leaders.
Occupational Therapist & Business Change Consultant
Jill Pritchard is an Occupational Therapist specialising in Housing issues & also a Business Change Consultant. She previously worked with the Joint Improvement Team of the Scottish Government & has continued supporting Health, Housing & Social Care partnerships via the iHub within Healthcare Improvement Scotland.Read More
She supports improvements in the delivery of adaptations & housing interventions at operational & strategic levels within the Integration arrangements & promotes best use of Occupational Therapy & wider partnership staffing resources to produce better housing/adaptation outcomes for people. She was on the steering group for the revised ‘Adaptations without Delay’ guidance and is passionate about mainstreaming inclusive design and inclusive living.
Scottish Natural Heritage
Ivan Clark is the Placemaking Team Manager at Scottish Natural Heritage. As an Ecologist and a Charted Town Planner since 2006, Ivan has held a number of roles within SNH and on secondment with local authorities. For many years he led SNH’s contribution to local development plans and in 2016, on secondment, was responsible for the preparation and publication of the South-east Scotland Proposed Strategic Development Plan.Read More
He is currently responsible for co-ordinating SNH’s contribution to place-based approaches such as development frameworks and large-scale urban renewal projects. As part of that , he is keen to reach out to new partners to help demonstrate the health and well-being benefits of connecting people and nature and the contribution that nature-based solutions can make to successful places.