June joins the Board

26th October 2016 | posted in News

If things ever get stressful in the Railway Housing Association board room, its newest member will provide the perfect calming influence.

Complementary therapy is just one of June Grimes many skills.

The 65-year-old retired last year as Regional Director of Crisis, the homeless charity, where, among many things, she helped to set up the Crisis Skylight Newcastle educational and training centre.

June, who lives in Sunderland, also has extensive experience in the social housing sector, having worked for several large housing associations. She has also worked as a teacher, sharing her knowledge of complementary therapy.

June explained: “When my children were young in the 1980s, they both had meningitis and after they recovered I, like all mothers who have been through something like this, began looking at ways of keeping them healthy.

“I was introduced to complementary therapy, which was still quite new at that stage, and it is something I have enjoyed doing ever since.”

June says she is looking forward to her new role with Railway Housing Association.

She added: “Despite being one of the oldest housing associations in the UK, I have been very impressed with how modern and forward thinking Railway is as an organisation.

“I hope to use my experience in social housing, the third sector and in regional business to help the Association to continue to drive forward in the coming years.”

Anne Rowlands, Chief Executive of Railway Housing Association, said: “We would like to welcome June to the Board. She brings with her a wide range of skills and experience and will play an important part in the further development of Railway Housing Association.”

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