Who we are
We are a unique blend of housing and social work professionals who came together to provide accessible housing services of the highest quality.
Our business is based on a shared experience of over 30 years in the social care environment, specifically working in the housing/social work sector providing services to adults with learning and/or physical disabilities, with a special interest in autism.
Everyone who works for new Foundations or on our behalf, has an understanding and sensitive approach towards our tenants.
Board members are from various backgrounds and all have an interest in the well being of tenants and integrity of the company.
We will always ensure tenants and their representatives find a friendly voice at the end of the phone – someone who knows who you are and where you live.
Chief Executive Officer
Vicki (CQSW) worked as a field social worker/care manager for many years, latterly on a learning disabilities team. She is a firm believer in the supported living model and is a champion of tenant’s rights within this environment. Her experience means she has an acute awareness of the difficulties and rewards involved in setting up new supported living services. Together with a design colleague, she developed our unique user friendly tenancy agreement and tenant consultation/review document.
Colin (BA Hons, Dip Youth & Community Work, CQSW) is a well known and respected housing professional with years of social care and housing experience. Colin regularly advises other professional bodies on housing and supported living schemes and works closely with support organisations and governing bodies to help enable our tenants to have the options and support available to them.
John joined the team in 2009. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing (Chartered Member no. 3015218) and holds a Foundation Degree in Arts (FdA) Housing with Support. Alongside this, John is a member of the Institute of Fire Safety Managers (Technician Grade Reg no. 3817), and a member of the Institute of Fire Protection Officers (Membership no. 2445). John passionately believes in tenant choice and advocates scrutiny, consultation and empowerment through regular tenant engagement, and works hard to build good relations with both tenants and their support. John also works on the development team to enable tenants to have the home they choose with the accurate adaptations required to enable as much independence as possible.
Shirley joined New Foundations in December 2014. With her background in property and law, Shirley works on the development team acquiring new properties. Shirley is also responsible for the repairs and maintenance programme, ensuring tenants receive a fast professional service and day to day accounts. Since being here she has gained her level 2 in principles of working with individuals with learning difficulties and a diploma in autism.
Lizzie joined New Foundations in 2022. As Housing Officer, Lizzie visits all our tenants in their homes, ensuring properties are health & safety compliant as well as building strong relationships with both tenants and their support teams.
Where we work
New Foundations was established in Lancashire, North West England. Many of the properties that we manage are based in our local region, but we work nationwide with tenants, carers and support providers across England.