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Case Study: Political initiatives to support the homeless

Watch this interview with Bristol councillor Paul Smith, on how he works to tackle the housing crisis, to improve housing and community services.

At the time of filming, Paul Smith was a Labour Councillor for Bristol Central Ward and Cabinet Member for Homes & Communities.

Within and beyond his job roles, Paul has worked with several housing-focused groups, such as Bristol Harbourside Forum, the West of England Planning, Housing and Communities Board (PHCB), and HACT (Housing Associations’ Charitable Trust), that uses data to improve housing and community services.

After decades of working for Bristol City Council, Paul took a new role as Group Chief Executive Officer at Elim Housing Association in October 2020.

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