Homes and Communities Board

By 2050 everyone in Bristol will live in a home that meets their needs within a thriving and safe community.

Our vision. By 2050:

  • 60,000 new homes will have been built, of which 24,000 are affordable, and since 2037 all new homes built in the city will be fully accessible.
  • Everyone will be able to access fuel, insulation and heating to ensure nobody suffers from a cold home.
  • The last sleeping bag used on the streets of Bristol by a homeless person will have been in the 2020s.
  • The number of empty properties will be reduced; the waiting time for social housing will be reduced, and Bristol will have the lowest rate of homelessness for any city of its size across the UK.
  • We will live without fear of hate crime.
  • We will hear fewer lone voices because social isolation will have halved since 2018. Shops, streets and community spaces will be age friendly and accessible to all.


The Co-Chairs of the Homes and Communities Board are Bristol City Council, Councillor Barry Parsons, and Brunelcare Chief Executive Officer, Oona Goldsworthy.

The Homes and Communities Board members* are currently:

  • 1625 Independent People, Dom Wood
  • ACH, Paul Hassan
  • Brighter Places, Anna Klimczak
  • Bristol Association of Letting & Management Agents (BALMA), Cathy Provenzano
  • Bristol Community Land Trust, Rachel Butler
  • Bristol Housing Festival, Jeremy Sweetland
  • Bristol Older People’s Forum (BOPF), Judith Brown
  • City of Bristol College, Julia Gray
  • Eastside Community Trust, Stacy Yelland
  • Homes and Landlord services – Bristol City Council, Louise Davidson
  • Housing Management Board, Peter Daw
  • Missing Link, Sarah O’Leary
  • Neighbourhoods and Communities – Bristol City Council, Penny Germon
  • Quartet Community Foundation, Ronnie Brown
  • SARI, Alex Raikes
  • The Crown Estate, Rachel Sherratt
  • University of Bristol (UoB), Barra MacRuairi
  • Vistry Partnerships, Kathryn Pennington
  • Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD), Jonathan Bower

*Members were elected in March 2022

Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference were revised and signed off by Board members in April 2022:

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