David Smith

Customer First Director
@ First Choice Homes, Oldham

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  • Bio

Dave has been working in Local Government and housing since the late 1980’s, mainly in London and Greater Manchester. He started working in East London advising on decentralising housing services and delivering tenant participation, community regeneration and empowerment services. For the last 25 years has worked in Rochdale and Oldham in a wide range of different positions from delivering and then leading front line services for Rochdale Boroughwide Housing to becoming the Finance and Development Director at FCHO. His experiences include being a member of the leadership teams that have taken 2 council housing departments through becoming ALMO’s and then stock transfer to now be established Housing Associations. In this time he has successfully developed and delivered a large number of partnership community regeneration projects and services.

At FCHO he is once again responsible for a wide range of customer facing teams including the FCHO Customer Service Centre, housing options (including homelessness) and allocations, housing support, neighbourhood, caretaking and grounds maintenance, customer engagement, community development, community safety, legal and homeownership services. He is the FCHO lead on health and well-being, care and support and has led on the piloting of Oldham’s hospital discharge, housing options for older people (HOOP) and Warm Homes services in partnership with the Council and Oldham CCG. He is a member of Greater Manchester Housing Providers Health and Well-Being Group leading on delivering their Health Pledges across the GM region.

  • My Previous Events

  • Urgent Care: Improving Patient Flow

    • 21-09-2017
    • 08:30 - 16:30
    • Manchester Conference Centre
  • Housing and Health: Working in Partnership

    • 10-05-2017
    • 08:30 - 15:30
    • The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester