Expert Bureau

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Jacqui Smith

Chair of Empower and former Home Secretary

Jacqui is the Chair of female empowerment campaign Empower and the Jo Cox Foundation. She is also the Chair of University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Sandwell Children’s Trust and Precious Trust and The King’s Fund. She was Labour MP for Redditch between 1997 and 2010. In government, Jacqui served as Minister for Women and Equalities, Health Minister and Schools Minister before becoming the first woman to hold the office of Home Secretary.

Chris Hampson

Chris Hampson

Chief Executive of Look Ahead Care Support and Housing

Chris has been Chief Executive at Look Ahead, a specialist care, support and housing provider since January 2015. He has been at the organisation for over 20 years, including time as both a Director and Deputy Chief Executive.

Chris has over 25 years’ experience working in housing and social care. He began his career in local government, working for two inner London local authority housing departments. He previously chaired the National Housing Federation’s Supported Housing Providers Forum and was a member of their National Care and Support Advisory Group.

Chris is a not for profit representative for the NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network and also jointly chairs the Confederation’s Housing Forum.  He has a particular interest in the integration between health, social care and housing.

Jacqui Smith

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