I have worked in social housing for thirty years and am currently housing director for an Essex housing association. In the past I have also been a voluntary board member on two housing association boards. My aim is to provide the right homes for the right people in the right places. This sounds simple but it gets complicated when people who don't understand how social housing works get involved (this includes some people who work in social care and health settings). I have found solutions for some challenging housing circumstances experienced by people with both physical and learning disabilities. I have lots of experience in housing for older people too. So if you need some advice on housing options for people who need a bit of help to live independently in general needs housing I may be able to help. At the very least I will be able to give you an insight into what housing bods like me need to know about your needs and circumstances in order to help you meet your housing needs.