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Speaker Biography

Alicia Wood

Alicia Wood, Partnership and Development Manager, Housing Options
Alicia Wood is a lead advisor with Housing Options, a national housing advice service for people with learning disabilities.

Alicia has worked with people with learning disabilities and their families for nearly 20 years to help them get the housing and support that is right for them through creative options such as home ownership, using family resources and support tenants. She has also worked with local authorities to develop and lead on housing strategies as a senior manager and consultant.

Alicia has developed accessible materials around housing and support including tools for planning, a video and an accessible guide for tenants. Alicia has recently finished developing an updated version of Reach standards for supported living and a guide in the use of assistive technology by people with a learning disability.