Senior Supported Housing Development Office, Taunton Deane District Council
Gary has worked in social housing for over 15 years after transferring from a career in the wholesale meat trade. He started his transition with relief shifts in a direct access homeless hostel.
A believer in not asking someone to do things in their work he hasn’t experienced himself, Gary started his career in social housing as a Support Worker, then Team Leader, Support Manager, Area Manager and now a Senior Supported Housing Development Officer.
He has worked directly with most client groups (mental health, learning disability, young people, drug and alcohol, single homeless, older persons), and has a specific interest in dementia and bone health.