Neil founded his consultancy in 2011. HE HAS WORKED in the housing sector since 1998, previously holding roles in local AND NATIONAL government, AT A housing association and A voluntary ORGANISATION. he'S AN expert in public policy making, AND housing needs legislation FROM ACROSS ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND WALES. he oversees the delivery of all projects, plus leads the development of the business.
Neil is the author of 'duty to refer: an opportunity to cooperate', published in 2018 by the local governemnt association, which demonstrates how local authorities and other public and voluntary organisations can work together to prevent and relieve homelessness.
Neil worked for Brighter Futures Housing association From 2010 to 2011, as director of business growth. He won new contracts to provide accommodation and support to vulnerable adults and people experiencing homelessness.
Neil worked the UK Government From 2007 to 2010, as a Specialist Advisor on homelessness.. He contributed to a 50% reduction in number of households in temporary accommodation, with levels falling to a record low.
Neil worked for Stoke-on-Trent City Council From 2003 to 2007, as Head of Housing Allocations & Homelessness. he introduced the housing options Approach to prevent homelessness, plus adopted the choice-based lettings method for allocating social rented housing.
Neil worked for Potteries Housing From 1998 to 2003, as Rough Sleepers’ Team leader. he managed a street outreach team, resettlement team, homeless mentally ill initiative, dual diagnosis team and health promotion project, all of which reduced the levels of rough sleeping by two-thirds.
Neil obtained a diploma in housing advice from Manchester College, PLUS A Master Degree in Public Administration at the University of Manchester.
Neil is a trustee of Glasgow Homelessness Network, presently holdING the position of treasurer.