Orbit chief Paul Tennant chosen as CPAG housing ambassador
Published by Brian Church for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Health
Orbit chief executive Paul Tennant has been made a housing ambassador by the Child Poverty Action Group.
CPAG said the appointment highlights the close links between housing and child poverty.
Tennant, a former CIH president, said: "In these challenging economic times, housing providers need to look across their communities and commit to the ever-expanding role we need to play, above that of a landlord, to improve the lives of children and young people in the areas where we work.
"There’s a definite overlap between the housing and poverty agendas and through collaborative working between agencies we can seek to break the poverty cycle in many communities across the UK."
While heading CIH, Tennant chose CPAG as the charity to benefit from the annual presidential appeal.
Over a quarter of children in areas where Orbit works are growing up in poverty. The organisation says it has developed 'socio-economic profiles' on its core communities to gain a greater understanding on the services and provisions needed in each area.
Tennant joins a line-up of charity ambassadors for CPAG, including actors Jassa Ahulwalia and Simon Callow and journalist Jack Monroe.