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Bite sized Video – Lucy Melkowski

Catherine’s GEM Journey

I’d just finished my first year at South Liverpool Homes when my director, Julie, sat me down and said, ‘I’d like you to complete the GEM Programme’. I’d spent the last year since graduating working with the Neighbourhood Services team, learning everything I could about the operational side of the business: tenancy management, engagement, income […]

Bite sized Video – Omolade Akinyemi

The Three Most Important Things In Life

“the first is to be kind, the second is to be kind and the third is to be kind”              Henry James.     It was very kind of Aileen Evans, CIH President, to take time out to record a video for GEMs during Mental Health Awareness Week 2020. Aileen is passionate about her Presidential […]

The Big Conversation


Illustration by Mr What & Mrs Why ©️ 2020   You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Til It’s Gone   Upon his return to work following his recovery from the Covid-19 virus, Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought to enhance his boosterism by leveraging the credence of medical science into his speech. “We will be relying, […]


Illustration by Mr What & Mrs Why ©️ 2020   A Video Message From David Tovey, Patron, GEM Programme   It was great to hear from our GEM Programme Patron, David Tovey last week. David is formerly homeless and is now a talented artist and housing campaigner. He uses both art and his passion for […]

Geraldine Howley Blog – THE MOUSE & THE PANDEMIC

Housing At A Time Of Lockdown…   Last Monday I went to a meeting. It was an entirely normal meeting, similar to the myriads of other meetings that make up my weekly schedule, except for one minor detail. The Chief Executive was upside down. In usual circumstances it goes without saying this would be cause […]

Catherine George – Young Leaders 2020: Top 20 announced

Huge congratulations to former GEM Catherine George from South Liverpool Homes, who has made the top 20 of this year’s Young Leaders 2020 competition – well done Catherine!  To vote for her go to –

More than bricks and mortar!

Two of our current GEMs, Blessing Ngorima and Linzi Webb, have created blogs about their current roles in the housing sector. Click on the links to read what they both have to say:   Blessing’s blog – Linzi’s blog –