The Committee

John Richardson – chairman

I am retired and live in sheltered housing. I serve as Chair of a large Residents Association in Bath with 123 sheltered houses within it. I have joined Sheltered Housing UK because I believe that wardens are an essential part of the meaning of sheltered housing, and successfully challenged the announced plan to withdraw them from our schemes I would like to express our thanks to the outgoing chair Alan for his years of service.
I will continue my roll as fund raiser and take us forward in a positive manner first by gaining support from our resident groups and engaging positively with housing trusts to achieve our objective ensuring care in sheltered housing is improved.

Jack Bovill – Vice Chair

I am a founding member of Sheltered Housing UK. I concentrate on the “right to manage” and serve as a link to the leasehold sector. I have experience in a number of organisations, among them STRATA, Birkbeck students Union, and RBKC Police Residents forum .


Anne Ludlow – Secretary

I am a retired teacher, and have been researching the conditions in Sheltered Housing since 2003. I have kept detailed records of the incidents I have witnessed and the interviews I have had with residents in a number of different schemes throughout the country.


Joan Howard – Treasurer & Community Liaison Officer

As a retired Staff Nurse (RMN), I am particularly aware of how crucial a warden’s services can be to the physical and mental health of elderly and vulnerable adults. I have served for three years as Chair of the Home Meadow Residents Association in Totnes, Devon. I also assist the Secretary in carrying out on-the-ground research in the Southwest region.

Joe Hegarty – Hospitality Officer

I have professional experience in event management, having worked for the Corporation of London at the Barbican Centre for 15 years. I am the Co-ordinator of Sybil Thorndike Tenants Forum, which I set up in 2009. I have also served as  Secretary of STRATA, an in-house tenant social group.



Vice chair







committee member               BARBARA COLE



In the past i have worked as a warden

and a carer for people who have disabillities

as well as older people well being as the utmost important issue inow live in sheltered housing accommodation and know that a lot of things are changing which effect       many sheltered  residents and that is why i feel we must continue to fight for the best interests of us all.





Committee Member










Joe Oldman – Housing Policy Advisor, Age U.K.







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