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B.Sc (Hons) M.Sc, Director

Ian Copeman has extensive experience in the housing, care and support sectors. Prior to joining HSP he was a Strategic Commissioning Manager for housing, accommodation and support for a local authority in the south east of England for several years. He has 20 years' experience of managing and commissioning housing and support services for a wide range of clients particularly older people and disabled people. In addition he has worked for Registered Providers (housing associations) and in the voluntary sector in service management, development and project management roles.

He joined HSP in 2006. At HSP he has a track record of working with a large number of local authorities, NHS organisations, housing associations, support providers, voluntary organisations and research funding bodies to undertake a wide range of projects in relation to housing, accommodation and support (see Our Services and Publications for examples of his work).

He has direct recent experience of working with both local authorities and providers of housing, care and support services in relation to effectively managing the strategic and operational challenges in the current financial climate. He has a particular expertise in developing and implementing commissioning plans for local authority and NHS commissioners.

He is highly effective at working with organisations to identify and address strategic and operational challenges with credible, financially realistic and deliverable business plans

Ian was until recentely a Trustee of a national charity, Housing & Support Alliance, which provides advice and information about housing and support to disabled people, their families and professionals. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Housing & Support journal.

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