Cheshire Community Action has appointed three new board members in its drive to expand and develop its services in housing, social enterprise and health & social care.

Nigel Thompson, formerly a director of a regional Age UK and currently trustee of a carers centre in Greater Manchester brings with him a wealth of experience of working with local authorities, health care providers and third sector partners. with an emphasis on integrating health and social care services, making them easier to navigate for users.

Nigel explains: “I’m passionate about integrating health and social care services to make them simpler for the end user. I’m looking forward to working with fellow trustees, to help shape the health and social care offer across the county.”

Alison Amesbury, senior manager at the Cheshire West & Chester Housing Authority and Chris Fortune, former Professor of Construction Project Management at Herriot Watt and Salford Universities, have a combined experience of more than 50 years in the housing and development sector.  

Chris, says: “I believe personal inclusion and community development are paramount and I’m looking forward to contributing in particular to CCA’s work in relation to housing and social enterprise.”

Alison adds: “Understanding and meeting the needs of vulnerable individuals, households and communities is a crucial part of my daily job and my role at CCA. I’ve long recognised the critical role played by CCA in the rural area and I’m particularly excited about being involved in the emerging role of community-led housing.”