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RSSYvonne Hutchinson

Yvonne Hutchinson is Managing Director of TecAid UK a Community Interest Company (CIC) that sources and sells donated electronic devices for the benefit of local communities. See tecaiduk.org

She was formerly Director of community development and regeneration consultancy, Community Chameleon and consultant to the Council of Europe and European Commission's joint Intercultural Cities Programme. See interculturalcities.com

Yvonne has over seventeen years experience in the community development and regeneration field. She has worked in an advisory capacity with a range of government departments and leading research bodies and served as a Board Member of the government regulator, The Housing Corporation, from 1998 – 2005. In 2009 she was named one of the most influential people in social housing policy in the last 25 years by Inside Housing Magazine. 

Blog posts by Yvonne Hutchinson

"It's all good"

April 2nd, 2014 by Yvonne Hutchinson

Last week’s Panorama programme about fraud in the NHS was shocking!  It’s difficult to imagine how apparently respectable professionals can watch NHS budgets being slashed and still stick their greedy mitts in to extract even more!  I’m sitting in a donated office in Calder...

A Better Business End-to-End

March 3rd, 2014 by Yvonne Hutchinson

There’s a lamp post right outside my living room window that’s been flashing on and off for 4 years!  I’ve only managed to get the council out to fix it once in that time.  Two months later, it was flashing on and off again.   In the face of swinging cuts a flickering la...

Secret Tsunami

January 15th, 2014 by Yvonne Hutchinson

Monday's Panorama programme, I Want My Baby Back, was distressing.  For some it may even have seemed too awful to be true! A few short years ago I would have assumed the Panorama broadcast was biased and deliberately emotive.  It would have seemed unbelievable! My eyes were opened less tha...

Charged and in the Capital

November 12th, 2013 by Yvonne Hutchinson

With charity giving down by almost a quarter in 2011/12 and tech advancing at an eye-watering pace, donating tech for charity is a no-brainer. That’s why the social enterprise TecaidUK, established by former Housing Corporation board member, Yvonne Hutchinson,  is raising funds for the Fo...

The Circular Economy Blindside

November 8th, 2013 by Yvonne Hutchinson

The WRAP annual conference, 2020: Towards a Circular Economy was the biggest to date with representation from some of the country’s leading companies and an impressive line-up of speakers.  I was informed that there were many disappointed people left off the restricted delegate list so I ...

Tech-collect: a no-brainer!

October 11th, 2013 by Yvonne Hutchinson

With charity giving down by almost a quarter in 2011/12 and tech advancing at an eye-watering pace, donating tech for charity is a no-brainer. That’s why at TecaidUK we’re raising funds from donated electronic devices with our pop-up tech-collect boxes. The next tech-collect will be at th...

In Search of the Circular Economy

September 27th, 2013 by Yvonne Hutchinson

At TecaidUK we refurbish and resell office and home electronic equipment to: a)  raise funds for charity b) create training and employment c) supply equipment at low cost to low income people/charities/small businesses d) promote re-use a the most sustainable for of recycling. If this sounds like...

THIS is it!

September 10th, 2013 by Yvonne Hutchinson

It’s been all systems go since the formal launch of Tecaid UK back in May with our local MP Barry Sheerman. Now we can announce our exciting new partnership with The Health Informatics Service (THIS). THIS is an Information Management and Technology provider hosted by Calderdale and Huddersfiel...

Slum Landlords: who cares?

September 4th, 2013 by Yvonne Hutchinson

Listening to the BBC Radio 4 broadcast today on Newham Council’s battle with slum landlords, I couldn’t help thinking how different the picture is at one of our donor organisations, South Yorkshire Housing Association.   SYHA is a Tecaid UK donor and features on our September Spot...

Bringing an end to State abuse

August 7th, 2013 by Yvonne Hutchinson

Having campaigned throughout 2012 for an end to the systematic abuse of the UK Child Protection industry I can't say how delighted I am with the new changes. The barbaric practice of forced adoption, where children are placed for adoption against the parent's will, isn't practiced anywhere else in Europe except for Portugal.  And for far too long those working within the child protection system have...