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, General Manager

Gurdev is the General Manager 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 has over 30 years’ experience of working in social housing management within both local authorities and housing associations.  He was appointed as General Manager of SCHA in 2017.

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.

Richard Vienas – Scheme Manager, Phoenix House

My name is Richard and I have been Scheme Manager at Phoenix House from August 2020. Having previously worked in several Care/Housing Managerial roles, I am passionate about making a positive difference to Residents lives, offering a consistent, high quality service.

It is important to me to work for an organisation that shares the same values as I do. I am focused on promoting a person centred approach throughout Phoenix House and encouraging the independence and empowerment of our residents in their day to day lives.

Moving forward, I hope to continue to build on the strong links between Phoenix House and the local community, providing opportunities and engagement to the residents of Phoenix House.

Jason Bostock – Supported Housing Officer

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.

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.