I have worked for Brighton Housing Trust since 1985, initially as a residential support worker before becoming manager of our residential alcohol, drug and mental health services. Between 1996 and 2000 I undertook original research into drug related deaths in Brighton and Hove.
I was a local councillor in the late 1980’s and chaired Brighton Council’s Licensing Committee. In partnership with Sussex Police, we oversaw a reduction in alcohol-related violence in clubs and pubs. I remain concerned about the impact alcohol misuse and drug addiction has on the lives of individuals and their families, as well as on the economy of the City.
Since 2003 I have been the chief executive of BHT. In the years to come I want to see the quality and impact of what we do reach new levels.
Away from work I have a passion for cricket and rugby, and have been a member of the Sussex County Cricket Club for many years. In addition to blogging, I tweet at @AndyWinterBHT and rather surprisingly, I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this blog are my own and should not be assumed to be the formal policy of BHT. For clarification, please email me.