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Gill Brown, Chief Executive of Hanley based housing association Brighter Futures (formerly Potteries Housing Association) retires today after 27 years of service. During this time she has shaped policies that have recognised the roots of the challenges that we know as “complex needs” and provided an understanding of the special vulnerabilities of women who are homeless, she has fought prejudice and ignorance and has helped thousands of customers to regain control of their lives.
The Association’s Chair and Former Sentinel columnist Mike Wolfe defined Gill’s contribution as ‘awesome.’ He said ‘When Gill arrived as the director of Potteries Housing Association she was one of a tiny staff that worked valiantly but without any of the resources we have today.
She leaves a major provider of housing and support for people with vulnerabilities and complex needs which have been recognised as a national model of best practice. She has extended both the quantity and the quality of our work.’
David Orr, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation described Gill as ‘A tireless advocate for vulnerable tenants who is well recognised both within the housing sector and beyond.’
A farewell celebration will be held today at Brighter Futures headquarters in Hanley and will be attended by the charity’s Patron Lord Stafford, customers, partner organisations and staff past and present.
Brighter Futures offers effective solutions to the complex needs with which many peoples’ lives are troubled. Their work is backed up by our network of houses, day centres, specialist staff, groups, therapies and employment opportunities. To find out more visit www.brighter-futures.org.uk
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