Alison Kinnon

Alison is a graduate of both Glasgow Caledonian University and De Montford University and is a Member of both the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).


Alison’s career in social housing began in 1984 with Glasgow City Council in the rent collection team in an area housing office.  During her 14 years with Glasgow she was the housing lead on the demolition of three multi-storey flats in the Roystonhill area of north Glasgow before becoming the Neighbourhood Housing Manager for the Sighthill area consisting mainly of 20 multi storey flats.  She moved on to work for Stirling Council as an Area Housing Manager before joining Manchester City Council in 1999, where she worked for five years as part of the New Deal for Communities team on the multi million pound project to regenerate East Manchester.  It was at this time Alison started coming up to the Lake District at weekends to go hill walking and fell in love with the area.  This resulted in her relocating to Kendal and started working for Lancaster District Council firstly as the Local Strategic Partnership Co-ordinator and latterly on a project to regenerate the West End of Morecambe.


Alison joined South Lakes Housing in 2007, over the years she has helped SLH prepare for an Audit Commission inspection, assisted with the preparation for the large scale voluntary transfer (LSVT) from South Lakeland District Council and led on the review of the sheltered housing service.  Alison now has responsibility for the Customers and Communities Directorate ensuring key performance indicators are met.