Not one but two of our long-serving Housing staff recently retired, so we now have a new Housing Assistant, Bimal and a Senior Housing Assistant, Lisa.
Bimal originally moved from Bhutan to Scotland in 2003, and has been living and working in Edinburgh since. Before joining us, Bimal worked as a community outreach worker In Edinburgh for 11 years. More recently Bimal worked with Viewpoint Housing Association and SACRO, and has achieved a post-graduate diploma in Housing from the University of Stirling.
Lisa joins us from Melville Housing Association where she worked for 22 years. Prior to this, she had worked with Midlothian Council and Scottish Homes, and she started her career as an apprentice with Scottish Special Homes in 1988 – over 30 years of Housing experience! Lisa has also recently completed the Chartered Institute of Housing’s Level 4 qualification in Housing.