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Job description: Director of Policy and Communications at Homeless Link
Areas of interest: Housing and homelessness – services for women with complex needsJacqui, a qualified social worker, joined Homeless Link in September 2009. She manages the policy, campaigning and communications functions, as well as the Project Director for Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM). Prior to this she was Associate Director (Policy & Research) at the Children’s Commissioner for England (2006-2009) and Senior Public Policy Officer at NCH (1996-2006) (now Action for Children). She previously worked as a Research Fellow at Stirling University on the first Scottish study on ethnic minority housing problems and as a Community Worker in Glasgow working on welfare rights and housing issues. Jacqui’s first job in London in 1991 was as Resettlement Worker at a Day Centre at Waterloo and then she worked as Research Manager at the homeless campaigning organisation CHAR, before working as a Manager at a leaving care project. To find out more about Homeless Link, visit their website. Read Jacqui's blog post about our first theme, housing and homelessness. Watch a short interview with Jacqui about why she is supporting this campaign.