Terry Smith began researching Social Housing and Community Led Housing over 5 years ago. But before that he has always been an advocate for social housing. He is a qualified youth and community worker and has been a community activist for over 40 years. To be able to build the much-needed affordable social housing in our community will see one of his main dreams becoming a reality. Along with his wife he co-founded Status 4 All, a charity on Langley who support children with alternative curriculum activities, and they manage a huge allotment and community space on the Langley Estate, which houses a youth allotment and many other plots that benefit the community. Sue and Terry are also part of Bowlee Community Association who are refurbishing, reopening and taking over community management of the Bowlee Pavilion.
Kathryn Carr is an active member of the community; she’s been the secretary of Riverside Housing Committee for 2 years and member for 4 years. She’s also a Rochdale Champion for RMBC and has a keen interest in disabilities. She has 20 years’ experience of working in the NHS and her and her husband have been foster parents.
Jeff Allen: Jeff has 28 years Housing Management experience. Having spent his formative years working across various Manchester Housings inner city areas. The last ten saw him having overall responsibility for the Riverside estate management function in West Yorkshire, Cheshire and Greater Manchester. Jeff has a comprehensive knowledge of the Langley estate, having spent 19 years as Neighbourhood Manager for the area.