Neil leads on the delivery of all assignments, carrying out the key projects tasks. He has advanced knowledge of public policy making and housing needs legislation, working in the housing sector since 1998, holding positions at operational, tactical and strategic levels.
From 2010 to 2011, Neil was Director of Business Development for Brighter Futures Housing, winning contracts to provide accommodation and support services, for vulnerable adults’ and people experiencing homelessness.
From 2007 to 2010, Neil was a Specialist Advisor on homelessness to the UK Government. Neil contributed to a 50% reduction in number of households in temporary accommodation, with levels falling to a record low.
From 2003 to 2007, Neil was Head of Housing Allocations & Homelessness for Stoke-on-Trent City Council. Neil introduced the housing options Approach to preventing homelessness, plus adopted the choice-based lettings method of allocating social rented housing.
From 1998 to 2003, Neil was Rough Sleepers’ Team Manager for Potteries Housing. Neil managed a street outreach team, resettlement team, homeless mentally ill initiative, dual diagnosis team and health promotion project, which reduced the levels of rough sleeping by two-thirds.
Neil obtained a diploma in housing advice from Manchester College in2001. Neil gained a Master Degree in Public Administration at the University of Manchester in 2009.
Neil is a trustee of Glasgow Homelessness Network and Convener of Markle Steading Residents Association