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Homes4Bristol - Bristol's Strategic Housing Partnership


Homes4Bristol is the name of Bristol's Strategic Housing Partnership. The partnership has helped develop Bristol’s Housing Strategy, “My Home is My Springboard for Life” for the period 2010-2015.


Its role now is to help deliver the actions in the Strategy. The Housing Strategy has been designed to support the 20:20 Plan the Bristol Partnership’s Sustainable Communities Strategy.


Homes4Bristol’s Annual Report for 2011 is available here.


Homes4Bristol consists of two linked parts:


  • an Executive made up of representatives from key housing delivery agencies
    for example: social housing providers, private developers lenders, private landlords advice agencies, supported housing organisations, the NHS and Bristol City Council.


  • The Homes4Bristol Forum (see below).


The Homes4Bristol Chair is Oona Goldsworthy and the Vice Chair is Nick Hooper


Oona Goldsworthy is Chief Executive of Bristol Community Housing Foundation (a housing association in North Bristol) and has experience of working at a senior level in the housing association and local authority sectors in London and the South West.


She is also a Trustee of SW Creating Excellence, and sits on the Regional Executive of the National Housing Federation. Oona is a trained town planner and has over 20 years experience of project managing development and regeneration schemes in the public and not for profit sector.


Nick Hooper is Service Director for Strategic Housing, (a post he has held since 2006), and his current responsibilities include: housing policy and strategy across all tenures; homelessness prevention; HomeChoice Bristol (the housing register); Gypsy and Traveller services.


His background is mainly in housing development, having worked in housing action areas in the East Midlands. Most recently he has worked on general housing development and enabling work, supported housing and equalities as Strategic Services Manager.


He has worked for Bristol City Council for 21 years in various roles and in a past life worked on urban funding programmes and as a rural community worker for two years. His previous employers include public, private and voluntary sector organisations.


The Homes4Bristol Forum is open to all and has membership from over thirty housing organisations and groups including housing associations, developers, private landlords, tenant and resident groups, private individuals interested in housing, plus representatives from Bristol City Council, Bristol Supported Housing Forum and neighbouring authorities.


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