Thirteen supports future leaders

Thirteen is pleased to be supporting the first ever future leaders network, which was recently launched by the Housing LIN.

Launch GroupPicture Future Leaders

13 Aug 2019

The future leaders are a group of eight people who’ve been selected to take part from a wide range of practitioner backgrounds. They include those working in operational housing management, joint health and social care commissioning, equalities, policy, and research roles.

One of those eight is Lynsey Jones, Thirteen’s senior independent living manager.

Lynsey was delighted when she found out she’d been accepted on to the future leaders programme. Describing what she’s looking forward to the most, Lynsey said:

“I’m really passionate about the challenges and opportunities we’re facing as a sector especially around the creation of housing and care for an ageing population, and this is a fantastic opportunity for me to work and share best practice with others who work in a similar field to me.

“As part of the programme I’m also really looking forward to meeting key industry leaders, as well as producing and presenting a project or piece of research at the 2020 Annual Housing LIN Conference in March."

Over the coming year, the first cohort of future leaders will engage in face-to-face sessions, including presentations from experts from a diverse range of industries on their early career experience, what or who inspired or influenced them and what qualities they looked out for to enable them to then develop their own leadership credentials.

Chris Smith, executive director of service delivery and development at Thirteen, said:

“We are really pleased to be supporting the Housing LIN to deliver this programme. We support all their work including their recognition that there needs to be long-term solutions for older people’s accommodation and it’s imperative that all sectors work together to address the issues and come up with innovative ideas.”

Jeremy Porteus, the Housing LIN’s chief executive, said: “The programme would not have been possible without Thirteen’s support. Leading by example, we very much look forward to sharing the learning from the first cohort of future leaders.”