After beginning her working life with the Ambulance Service, Julia joined West Yorkshire Housing Association in 1994 and went on to manage services for vulnerable people there and with English Churches Housing Group (now Riverside). In 2005, Julia switched roles to become Supporting People Commissioning Manager with Leeds City Council, but returned to lead GIPSIL in 2007.
Paul‘s first role in supported housing was in 1988, at a project for ex-offenders in Blackburn. Since then, he has worked in senior operational management roles for national and regional housing associations. He has been based in Leeds for over 20 years, representing the Third Sector on several strategic groups and forums.
As well as having over 15 years’ experience with GIPSIL, John has held Finance and Account Manager roles with a number of private companies, and was a Founding Member and Director of Crigglestone Day Care Limited, Wakefield.