Published: 23rd Apr 2018

Nigel Wilson is the chief executive of Wythenshawe Community Housing Group, a housing association who provide over 20,000 homes to people across Wythenshawe, Manchester. He spoke to Thomas Barett about improving opportunities for residents and the misconceptions that surround housing associations.           What challenges do you face in Wythenshawe? A large part of our work is the bricks and mortar of housing and letting but also the social investment. This means involvement in food projects, education, skills, employment – the full gambit to make sure we’re part of the community and providing the resources for people to live healthy lives and improving their lot. The challenges in Wythenshawe historically were issues of stock condition, extreme poverty and deprivation. We’ve seen some changes in terms of that such as escalating values and people going back to work, but there are still significant challenges especially around in-work poverty. What … (To read the full article, subscribe below)