Valerie

Resident at Catherine Baird Court, Balham London

I moved into my sheltered housing scheme, in October 2007. I was still working then, but retired at the end of May 2009. Since then I have become interested in issues that relate to older people. I am Chair of the Residents’ Association, and Deputy Chair of Wandsworth Older People’s Forum.

Why I got involved in the R2R Panel:

I volunteered to take part in the Scrutiny Panel to look at the housing schemes across the South of the country. We had an induction session and it was good to meet up with members who would be looking at the schemes in the North.

Our first Inspection:

Was at Victoria Court. I found this very interesting as it is a very different scheme from the one I live in. We met tenants and got their views and with this information we compiled our individual reports that were combined with the north R2R panel and submitted to Board. We are learning as we are going along and have been given some training. I have enjoyed this and it’s good to see other schemes and meet the people living in them.

Valerie

Resident at Catherine Baird Court, Balham London

Other SAHA Team Members

Geanna Bray

Director of Housing Services

Geanna joined Saha in June 2007 as Director of Housing Services. She has overall responsibility for the Agency Managed and Independent Quality Inspectorate (IQI) team; General Needs and Older People's Services; Directly Managed Services; and the Customer Service Centre team.

Mobo Quadri

Head of Human Resources

Mobo leads Saha's HR team, which provides a highly professional service to the Association's staff.

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.