Britain's oldest man, Reg Dean, died in January at the age of 110. For the last few years of his extraordinary life he lived at a Housing 21 extra care scheme in Derbyshire.
The Guardian Housing Network editor reveals a passion for the Britpop bands of the mid-1990s, Converse trainers and University Challenge.
The Gentoo chief executive uses his 24 hours on the throne to serve up a menu to transform people’s lives.
It’s a busy 24 hours for Thrive Homes’ chief executive as she orders an inquiry into the impact of the Government’s policies, gets to grip with the green belt’s stranglehold on new development and demands a ‘universal definition’ of social value.
Many a colourful character has graced the world of social housing, leaving a legacy far more powerful than simple bricks and mortar. Some giants still walk the halls of power today, living legends on a path towards greatness. But one of the six profiles on this page is entirely made up. Your mission, should you choose to accept of course, is to find out who isn’t real.
David Orr National Housing Federation
Alison Garnham Child Poverty Action Group