I became a trustee with ASSIST through my work with the organisation as a volunteer at Night Shelter. I have worked across the voluntary sector, health, social care and housing for over 20 years. I am currently Director of Care, Health and Wellbeing at South Yorkshire Housing Association, a role I have held since 2013. I am passionate about the importance of housing and the part it plays in our wider wellbeing. I am originally from Northern Ireland and retain strong ties to my homeland but am also very much an adopted Sheffielder having lived in the city for more than 25 years.