Hi my name is Caroline and I live in Salford

I was born in Glasgow and I’m the oldest of 5 . I moved to the borders of Scotland to a Place called Kelso when I was 17 at 18 I joined the army and served as a soldier for 3 years. I married my ex husband and had 3 children we moved around for a few years before settling in Little Hulton in Greater Manchester .My 3 kids all grew up and left home so I had 2 downsize my home. During this time I also qualified as a care assistant for the elderly. I have 3 grandkids who I see every weekend they keep me on my toes.

Prior to moving into my home in Salford I found myself sofa surfing for 5 years due to personal issues.

In December 2011 I was offered a flat on the scheme I was over the moon as it was a new build so everything was brand new.I settled in really quickly but unfortunately in September 2013 I lost all my possessions in a fire in my flat I spent 3 months in saha’s Abbott Lodge while my flat was being fixed. This experience has made me quite strong I have come a long way as I am settled in my home.

I joined R2R in 2014 I enjoy meeting other residents and listening to their views.


Other SAHA Team Members

Commissioner John Matear

Board Member

Commissioner John Matear is a retired Salvation Army Officer. He served for 34 years in a variety of appointments, latterly as Territorial Commander in the United Kingdom Territory with the Republic of Ireland. He was appointed Chair of Saha in September 2012.

Andrew Taylor

Board Member

Andrew Taylor is a proven leader with a broad experience in the social housing sector and an extensive finance background. He was formerly Chief Executive of Sutton Housing Trust. He was appointed to the Saha Board in 2010 and is Chair of the Audit Committee.

Alistair Heron

Board Member

Alistair is a partner in West Country firm of solicitors and specialises in commercial property. He has been involved in several homeless charities for a number of years and is also a musician and an active member of a large church in Exeter. He was appointed to the saha Board in March 2017.