Type of Fellowship: Specialist
Year of Fellowship: 2014
Louise is driven by personal experience of homelessness and a drive to tackle social inequalities. As Award Manager at UnLtd, The Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs, she is supporting the social entrepreneurship movement in the Midlands by coaching and providing business model development to individuals growing social ventures. Louise leads UnLtd’s Building Futures work, a programme she designed which UnLtd is now partnered with 15 housing associations across the UK, delivering support to community social entrepreneurs.
In addition to her work with social entrepreneurs Louise has also worked to support young homeless individuals and families both in a charitable and local authority setting. Louise sits on the board of trustees for one of the largest care and support charities in the Midlands, Trident Reach who provide support to vulnerable individuals and is on the board of Trident Social Investment Group. Louise has two young and very energetic girls who are helping to keep her young and on her toes.
Personal website/ blog: shouldbeapriority.blogspot.co.uk/
Current principal role: Awards Manager and Building Futures Lead
Current principal organisation: UnLtd
Other leadership role 1: Trustee
Other organisation 1: Trident Reach the People Charity
Other leadership role 2: Group Board Member
Other organisation 2: Trident Social Investment Group
Research: Sustainable living and community housing concepts: The UK housing crisis and what we can learn from models in Freiberg & Copenhagen.
Research topics: Housing; Social enterprise; Social investment;
Secondment host: Big Issue Invest