Making a difference to communities in Plymouth
Elaine is a real patron of Plymouth: passionate, driven and with an unerring knack for putting people at ease. A member of the Board, Elaine is a true advocate of the spirit of Plymouth Community Homes. After a career that’s taken her from the Army to pattern-cutting and charitable work with the Prince’s Trust, she became involved with PCH at the very beginning of the stock transfer period.
Helping to shape the organisation in its infancy, through taking part in steering groups and the shadow board, Elaine then joined the Board in 2009, becoming chair in 2011, before stepping down in 2017.
Elaine said: “I can’t really describe how it’s felt being a part of something like PCH. It doesn’t seem like an organisation – it’s like a living, breathing presence, and that’s down to the staff that really care about the people of Plymouth and believe in what they do. Every single person in PCH adds real value –and that’s what sets us apart.”
Elaine’s legacy will echo on at PCH, thanks to her help in creating an organisation that listens to its residents and works to create positive change for the people of Plymouth.