Our People

Solutions for Housing is a specialist consultancy focused on improving business excellence in the social housing sector.

Solutions for Housing have developed a flexible portfolio of highly experience consultants, blending permanent experts with senior associate consultants from across the housing sector.

Typically our consultants have worked at many different levels in social housing organisations and therefore are able to offer a strategic view, whilst also being able to drill down into the detail and the reality of business. We offer only workable solutions to problems.

The flexibility that we use in our approach allows us to tailor solutions to suit exactly your requirements. We have the experience and skills to ensure that the right things are happening at the right time, utilising out staff and yours in the most efficient and effective way possible.

                                       Our team brings together best practice, technical expertise, knowledge, business acumen and efficiency techniques, to deliver significant and sustainable business benefits to your organisation.


Some of our key people:

Linda Cherry, Business Development Director.

Linda has over 20 years experience of working in the social housing sector, the last 10 years of which have been within consultancy. Linda has worked across the whole spectrum of the social housing sector including traditional housing associations, LSVTs, ALMOs and Local Authority Council Housing. She is a qualified accountant, is certified PRINCE2 and is a qualified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Linda’s expertise is extremely wide and includes financial management, performance management, change management, repairs and maintenance services and VFM and efficiency, including Lean thinking. Linda has carried out major change projects including setting up LSVT finance departments, has performed a number of business turnarounds and has been instrumental in raising the performance of a number of RSLs and ALMOs.

Ian Miller, Senior Associate Consultant

Ian has 15 years experience of running repairs and maintenance DLOs and 5 years of working in consultancy. He has undertaken repairs and maintenance service reviews and mock service inspections, developing service improvement SMART action plan. Ian has a track record of delivering significant performance improvement be effectively diagnosing operational and financial weaknesses within the DLO and working with DLO teams to identify options for improvement. Ian has been involved with DLO benchmarking and market testing.

Robert Anderson, Senior Associate Consultant

Robert has 18 years of experience of performance management both within the housing sector and the public sector (NHS). Robert applies performance and business improvement methodologies to businesses, with a focus on continuous improvement in performance and productivity, whilst containing costs.

Sophie Westland, Senior Associate Consultant

Sophie has 22 years experience in the social housing sector working within traditional housing associations and ALMOs. Sophie is a qualified accountant and specialises in Value for money, medium term financial strategy, cost reduction, market testing and benchmarking.

Caroline Murphy, Senior Associate Consultant

Caroline has 17 years experience in the social housing sector and specialises in improving front line housing management services, carrying out service reviews and mock inspections, impact assessments and performance reviews.

Would you like to be an Associate Consultant with Solutions for Housing? We are expanding - Summer 2012.

We are always on the look out for good Associate Consultants. We are expanding fast and are looking for experienced associate consultants to join our database and we have a fantastic package for associates offering you both flexibility and support. Do you have considerable experience within the Social Housing sector and relevant experience in any of the following areas:

  • Value for Money (VFM)
  • Procurement
  • Repairs and Maintenance service reviews
  • Repairs and Maintenance partnering and/or contractor reviews 
  • DLO reviews
  • Service reviews
  • Process Improvement
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Project Management
  • Performance Improvement
  • Benchmarking
  • Market testing
  • Innovation – designing new consultancy products/services

If so then please email a copy of your latest CV to us at: info@solutionsforhousingltd.co.uk and we will get back to you.