Welcome to the latest edition of the e-bulletin from all at First Choice.
We are pleased to welcome more new staff members to our team. In this bulletin we are pleased to introduce our new Strategic Housing Manager, Janet Bochel, who joins us from Taff HA and a second Technical Services Officer, George Marshall. They are both settling into their new roles and will no doubt meet many of you in the forthcoming months.
I am delighted to announce that I will be retiring at the end of 2016, and whilst extremely sad to leave the association I am looking forward to retirement. A recruitment process is underway for a new Chief Executive – more about that in the next e-bulletin. I hope to say goodbye to many of you in the next couple of months or you are welcome to pop into the offices on the afternoon of 15th December to join a small celebration of my retirement.
We have continued to develop schemes during the period of uncertainty over funding of supported housing and welcome the recent announcement by the DWP. We are also further challenging costs in all areas, but in particular the cost of developments and the level of rents.