Neil has extensive experience in the social care sector. Beginning his career with Durham County Council and moving to North Yorkshire County Council, he subsequently becoming Executive Director of Health, Housing and Adult Services for Sunderland City Council. He has recently provided consultancy across Health, Housing, and Adult Services and the wider Local Government and Health sectors.
He is a member of the National Executive of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) and Co-Chairs the ADASS Housing Policy Network. He Chairs Disability Action Yorkshire, acted as an Expert Adviser to the Local Government Association’s Housing Commission, and works with the LGA as a Care & Health Improvement Adviser.
Neil is passionate about creating independent living choices for older people and is a strong advocate for developing alternatives to institutional care.
His ambition for Housing & Care 21 is for us to be seen as providing leadership and innovation in the sector and providing the best possible housing options for older people with modest means.