Section: People in Housing

Former Welsh Government Minister Carl Sargeant found dead

Posted 07.11.17
Huffpost UK: Article link

A former Welsh government minister has been found dead at his home in Connah's Quay in North Wales.

Carl Sargeant quit his post as Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in Cardiff last week after allegations were made against him, which he called "shocking and distressing".

He was suspended from the Labour party last week and had the whip withdrawn in the National Assembly for Wales while an investigation took place into the allegations against him.

North Wales Police said they were "not treating his death as suspicious", as it is thought that Carl Sargeant took his own life.

All Welsh Assembly business was suspended as a mark of respect.


Winners of the Women in Housing Awards announced

Posted 06.11.17
Inside Housing: Article link

The winners of the 2017 Women in Housing Awards were announced at a ceremony in Manchester.

The awards recognise the achievements of women working in the UK housing sector, and attracted more than 250 nominations in 13 categories.

The event was hosted by radio presenter Liz Green, and the awards were presented by comedian Shappi Khorsandi. More than £2,000 was raised for charity Girls Out Loud during the evening.

Winners included Natalie Jones of Taff Housing Association who took the award for best apprentice/trainee and Diane Bellinger, Chief Executive of Community Gateway Association, who won the final award for landmark achievement.

A full list of winners can be accessed via the above link.

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