Kickstart something that will transform the wheelchair accessible housing market. Be part of an inter-generational change and giving security to many.
Collaboration will be key to achieving an independent life for wheelchair users. As a Founder Partner of Community Sponsors Homes you or your organisation will benefit in a number of ways. View our Founder Partner pack…
If you are interested in becoming a supporter of Community Sponsors Homes, please contact: Sharon Heathcote at email@example.com or call 020 7930 8600
Brian has been at Aspire, a National Spinal Cord Injury Charity, since 1998. Over the past twenty years Brian has led the national expansion of the Charity’s work including a National Housing Programme that provides temporary homes for patients being discharged from hospital. Brian is also the Chairman of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Charity, a Director of Aspire Law, a Trustee of the Triathlon Trust and a Longford Trust Mentor.
In 1985, Stuart was spinally injured at the age of 17. Following this tragic event, he has turned what could have been a negative life into one of success and entrepreneurship.
In 1989, Stuart founded his own company, Cyclone (www.cyclonemobility.com), that is now regarded as one of the leading mobility and rehabilitation equipment suppliers in the UK. During his time in business, he has seen the benefits that correct housing can have on wheelchair users opportunities in life – both from customers and his own personal experiences. Stuart has developed two of his own self-build projects and watched 1,000s of wheelchair users go from restrictive housing to empowering designs.
Stuart will offer Community Sponsors Homes his wealth of knowledge to ensure the best housing resources are offered to the tenants.
Ben Leonard founded META Finance in 2017 to help people help themselves. META’s mission is to accelerate how data is used to empower people. Prior to META, Ben spent 18 years in Investment Banking at HSBC leading a number of businesses. Most recently, he was Co-Head of the UK Financial Services team where he advised clients on Strategy, Operational & Regulatory change and Capital raising. Ben also spent time working with the UK Retail Business and the Pension Fund at HSBC, engaging with Treasury & the FCA on the Financial Advice Market Review and playing a core role in HSBC’s involvement in the Pension Dashboard project.
His interests include financial inclusion and social impact investing.
Mike Mackenzie, Chairman & Trustee of The Poppa Guttmann Trust
Robert advises not for profit entities on investment strategy, and has developed charity related credit rating criteria for private investors. He has has been on housing association Boards, and his other charitable interests include membership of the Woodland Trust and local wildlife trust.
Ed Warner founded accessible design company Motionspot in 2012 after his friend and Co-founder James Taylor was paralysed in a diving accident. Ed has built Motionspot into an RIBA award winning industry leader in accessible design helping to transform spaces and lives through beautifully designed, accessible environments that deliver independence for anyone with a disability or requiring additional support.
In addition to designing improved access in hundreds of homes across the UK, Motionspot has provided design advice and innovative products for accessible bedrooms and ensuites in a variety of hotels, B&B’s, offices, retirement developments and leisure facilities across the world.