…This means helping organisations and communities to make both housing and community spaces (whether that’s the space around houses, or buildings that are used by the community) more inclusive of people with disabilities. In simple terms this is just trying to ensure people to have ‘a good place to live’. I have worked in the social housing sector for over twenty five years, mostly focussing on partnership work with social care and health. I’ve managed general housing, supported housing and care homes, been involved in developing ‘extra care’ housing for older people and worked in housing consultancy. So I believe that the roles of housing related support and accommodation based care are an essential part of providing people with ‘a good place to live’. I believe that the spaces in which we live and work are critical to our wellbeing. The way that they are designed, used and managed can also contribute enormously to our connection with ‘community’ – whatever that means to us as individuals. I also believe that it is in the quality and integrity of our individual relationships that there is true community.