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About Tim

Tim is an independent consultant specialising in advice on homelessness and on social impact bonds (SIBs). He has worked on homelessness, supported housing and related issues for over 25 years, working for central and local government, housing associations and the voluntary sector.

Tim led on the development of the world’s first homelessness SIB for persistent rough sleepers in London, and also led on commissioning the seven Fair Chance Fund SIBs working with high needs young homeless people who other services had failed to help effectively. The London Homelessness SIB and the Fair Chance Fund together won the Chris Martin Policy Award at the 2016 Civil Service Awards.

More recently, Tim commissioned the Brent Council Homeless Prevention SIB which aims to prevent or relieve homelessness for single homeless people in West London, who would previously not have been a priority for assistance, and has been involved in supporting a number of other SIBs to move forward.

Tim has also played an important role in a number of major innovations not involving SIBs, including work paving the way for: the creation of local authority owned housing companies, the introduction of Flexible Homelessness Support Grant, the launch of the multi-borough Capital Letters joint procurement company in London, the first multi-council homelessness domestic violence reciprocals agreement, and the mystery shopping work conducted by people with experience of homelessness which contributed key evidence leading to the Homelessness Reduction Act.          

Tim speaking as a guest panellist on the 'Setting up the payment mechanism in an outcomes-based contract' webinar