Richard is based in the Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations (NIFHA) and is on secondment from Radius Housing to Coordinate the Housing Associations Integration Project.
Richard’s previous role with Radius Housing as the Communities Officer he had the responsibility for working on the TBUC shared neighbourhoods in Ravenhill and Cookstown. He has had a long career working in the community and voluntary sector throughout Northern Ireland managing and delivering many European and Government funded initiatives within communities that are impacted by high levels of multiple deprivation and disadvantage.
Richard looks forward to the delivery of the Project and comments” Many of our social housing tenants continue to live in single identity segregated communities with limited opportunities for positive engagement with our neighbours from differing religious, cultural and national backgrounds. This project will attempt to address these issues and create the environment for effective and sustained community engagement and relationship building across the region”.