Colin has worked in the voluntary/not for profit sector for almost 40 years, running projects to help long-term unemployed people back into work, and providing home improvement agency services across Hampshire.
Since 2006 is has worked as a Rural Housing Enabler, originally on a full-time basis covering Exmoor, North Devon and West Somerset, and more recently with DCT covering North Devon, on a part-time basis. His focus is on five priority parishes, where he is supporting community led housing schemes. One already has a Development Trust in place, and three more are setting up Community Land Trusts (CLTs). All are actively seeking sites to provide much needed affordable housing for local people.