Gwent Regional Housing Support Collaborative Group
The Regional Housing Support Collaborative Group was established in 2020 and replaces the Supporting People Regional Collaborative Committees (RCC) which was set up in 2012, the group is responsible for making sure that housing support projects are delivering the right results for people using them in Gwent.
Hi my name is Alyson Hoskins. I work as a Service Manager within Blaenau Gwent Social Services Department (Adults) and have responsibility within the Local Authority for areas such as Housing Support, Adult Safeguarding, Carers Services and the Community Resource Team. I am a voting member on the Gwent Regional Collaborative Committee and have a specific responsibility of representing the views of the 5 Social Services Departments across Gwent (Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Newport, Monmouthshire and Caerphilly). My previous job roles have included managing a Housing Support Team and Welfare Benefits Advisor. I spent several years working for MIND and have expertise of working in both a Local Authority and Third Sector organisation.
I work for Llamau and manage services providing ‘housing related support’ e.g. project houses and floating support in people’s own homes. My services usually support young people, although one service supports anyone over 16 who needs some support to manage their home more easily. Hopefully helping people to feel happier and more settled.
I have worked in supported housing for 23 years, and really enjoy it. I always try to make our services better for the people we support.
I have worked in Social Services for the past 28 years - I began my career in social care in Mid Glamorgan in 1988, supporting people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and people with autism to access daytime opportunity services. Following that, I became involved in supported employment for people with a learning disability and worked to improve access to employment opportunities before going on to manage daytime opportunity services for people with a learning disability in the Cynon Valley. In 2001, I joined the Commissioning Team in Caerphilly Social Services as a Planning Manager, working strategically to support the development of services for people with a learning disability. In 2010, I became the Service Manager for the Commissioning Team, a role which now covers all services commissioned for Children and Adults, including Housing Support.
Kath is Head of Sustainable Communities at Monmouthshire Housing Association (MHA). She has over 20 years of housing experience having started her career as Trainee Housing Manager at Newport Borough Council where she gained her MSc in Housing. Since then she has worked in housing teams for local authorities and RSLs. Following the transfer of the local authority stock in Monmouthshire in 2008, Kath developed MHA’s inclusion and community investment services as well as a successful customer contact centre. Kath’s role now includes the development and management of support services for MHA and is really enjoying being part of a pilot for delivery of supporting people services in Monmouthshire and developing an MHA funded tenancy coaching service.
Gwent Housing Support Teams
|Michelle Church||Housing Support Lead Officer|
|Claire Davies||Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer|
|Michelle Wyatt||Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer|
|Shelly Jones||Housing Support Manager|
|Tiffeny Davies||Project Officer|
|Tracey Evans||Interim Project Officer|
|Rhodri Nicholas||Review and Monitoring Officer|
|Rachel Baker||Monitoring Offi|
|Elaine Hardman||Admin Assistant|
|Lyn Webber||Housing Support Lead Officer|
|Trudy Griffin||Housing Support & Development Manager|
|Connor Leacock||Admin Assistant|
|Nigel Stannard||Housing Support Lead Officer|
|Luci Clague||Principle Contracts & Reviewing Officer|
|Caroline Mansfield||Principle Finance Offficer|
|Peta Daniels||Planning & Information Officer|
|Sam Taylor||Gateway Co-ordinator|
|Clare Rogers||Gateway Co-ordinator|
|Richard Cooper||Gateway Co-ordinator|
|Francesca Bellandi||Financial Inclusion Support Worker|
|Sarah Millar||Financial Inclusion Support Worker|
|Susan Turner-Jones||Admin Officer|
|Kerys Payne||Apprentice Admin Officer|
|Rachael Lewis||Commissioning Manager|
|Sophie Slade||Senior Contracts Officer & Review Officer|
|Marie Williams||Contracts Officer|
|Shane Baker||Gateway & Performance Officer|
|Hayley Wilson||Gateway Officer|
|Angela Lee||Regional Development Co-ordinator|