Our Staff

Solihull Care Housing Association Limited has a strong management team, supported by an experienced team of knowledgeable and friendly staff to deliver our service.  The job of our management team is to focus on our current and future objectives and plans, delivering value for money and great service for our customers.

We have housing, support services, repairs, maintenance, business support and finance functions that are largely delivered in-house by a dedicated team of staff members – led by our management team.

We are one team with shared values and work together in a “can do” environment where individuals are both supported and valued.

Meet our management team:

Gurdev Singh, Chief Executive Officer

Gurdev is the Chief Executive Officer of Solihull Care Housing Association (SCHA).  He oversees the overall strategic mission and aims of the association and works with the Board of Management to ensure our Business Plan is robust, carefully managed and forward looking.

Gurdev is also responsible for the leadership and management of SCHA, ensuring that the association grows and is  able to support even more people in our local community.

Gurdev joined SCHA in 2017 and has over 30 years’ experience of working in social housing management within both local authorities and housing associations.

Richard Vienas, Operational Manager

My name is Richard, and I am responsible for the operational management of the organisation, ensuring we meet our contractual objectives and continue to offer safe, high-quality services.

With over 15 years of experience in the housing, building and care sectors, I am focused on promoting a person-centred approach throughout SCHA, encouraging the independence and empowerment of our residents in their day-to-day lives.

Here at SCHA, we are committed to investing in our staff and our buildings, ensuring our services offer the quality and personalised approach our residents have come to expect. I am proud to work for an organisation that strives to make a positive difference in people’s lives, engaging with services in the local community to offer opportunities and new experiences for our residents.

Hafiza Khanam, Scheme Manager, Trinity Apartments

My name is Hafiza, I am the Scheme Manager at Trinity Apartments, I am responsible for all landlord related tasks at Trinity Apartments and I work very closely with the care provider to ensure together we are delivering quality personal services to our residents.  I have been working for SCHA since 2015 and proudly opened Trinity Apartments in May of that year.

I have a wealth of experience working for larger registered providers in Birmingham as well as a background in the banking sector, I also possess a degree in Professional Housing Studies.  I thoroughly enjoy working in the supported living sector and seeing the difference my works makes.  For the future, I would like to see Trinity Apartments continue in its successes and commitment to enhance the lives of our residents.

Nicholas Twigger

Nick Twigger, Scheme Manager, Phoenix House

My name is Nick and I am the Scheme Manager at Phoenix House.  My role is to support and ensure all the residents have all their housing needs met, and working closely with the care team to ensure residents’ care needs are met and with compassion and care.

I have over 35 years’ experience, managing various housing and health and social care services for people.  These include independent assisted living, CQC registered care and domiciliary services within the private and charity sectors.

I am committed to supporting people to live in person-centred, vibrant communities and respecting choice, equality diversity and change.  It is important to me to work for an organisation that values supporting older people to live independent and fulfilling lives.  I aspire to build strong links between Phoenix House and the wider community, to benefit all the individuals that call it home, as well as our neighbours.

Jason Bostock, Supported Housing and Maintenance Manager

My name is Jason and I have been the Manager of Supported Housing at Solihull Care Housing since March 2019. I am responsible for a range of services including delivery of a Housing Related Support Service to a number of tenants with Enduring Mental Health, Housing Management functionality to a number of Learning Disabilities Services as well as our direct labour maintenance service.

I previously worked at the Midland Heart where I began my Social Housing career as a Customer Services Advisor, progressing to management of Supported Living Services across Birmingham.

I have worked in the social housing sector for more than 10 years and I have a real passion for ensuring the highest levels of quality accommodation and support is provided to tenants within Supported Housing.

Carrie Tam, Finance Officer

My name is Carrie.  I joined SCHA in November 2022 as a Finance Officer and oversee the finance function.

I moved to the UK from Hong Kong, where I worked in the banking and financial services industry for over 25 years, covering all financial aspects including statutory accounting, budgeting and forecast, and treasury management.

I enjoy working for SCHA and the not-for-profit sector.  Being an integral part of the team, I connect every aspect of the association into financial by communication, planning, reporting and evaluation.  Going forward, I shall continue to add value to the association by maintaining financial stability and making investments to ensure the homes of our residents support them in a person-centred way, to live independent and fulfilled lives.

Dee Rowe, Finance Officer

My name is Dee and I am responsible for the generation and finalisation of everything financial.

I manage the residential accounts for all rental and shared ownership property.  I also manage and produce our management and financial accounts, presenting the accounts quarterly to the board and annually for external audit.

Although my role is in the back office, I enjoy interacting with residents and feel I am supporting them.

I have enjoyed a varied financial career in roles ranging from Company Accountant to Financial Director, including working for the NHS, local education authority and not-for-profit organisations.

My aspirations for SCHA is to ensure we continue our healthy and robust financial position, which in turn provides options for investment and the capacity to move forward in the future of housing for our residents.  I support this by streamlining tasks and creating the financial tools and time to consider how we can securely develop for the future.