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With a strong board of directors and an experienced senior management team, we continue to work in collaboration with our sector partners and with decision makers.

In doing so, we influence policy and provide comprehensive support service to the homelessness sector.

Our board of directors comprises of a diverse range of experienced individuals with a wide variety of skill sets and strengths. This ensures that we are able to continue with our objectives and deliver on our strategic aims.

Board members are endorsed and elected by our members at our AGM, for a period of three years. They are representatives from organisations who are current members of CHNI, and receive no remuneration, other than approved essential working costs.


Senior management listen to our members’ views and work hard to represent these to decision makers. As well as working with decision makers, our senior management team represent our members on a number of policy and practice groups. In doing so, we influence policy and planning and ensure that our members’ needs, and those who need their services, are considered.



Senior management and other staff regularly attend a number of for a across the sector the following (but not limited to) fora:


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Apex Housing


Belfast & Lisburn Women’s Aid

Castle Living Options

DePaul Ireland


Families Need Fathers

First Housing



Queries for the CEO / Board of Directors

Queries for the Deputy CEO


If you have a query about the activities / roles of our Board of Directors or senior management team, please contact Kathy Henry, PA to CEO, during operating hours 9.00am-5.00pm, or complete the form, below.

Queries for the attention of the Deputy CEO should be directed to Ceire Rafferty, contact details below.

We endeavour to respond to all queries within 14 days.

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groups & fora: a-c

Bamford Substance Misuse group
Bangor Homelessness Task Group
Belfast City Council Migrant Forum
Belfast Interagency Homelessness Strategy Group
Belfast Members’ Forum
CAB Executive Committee
Central Inter-agency Homelessness Group
Chair of the Housing Policy Forum
Children and Young People Strategic Partnership - LAC 16 + & Youth Homelessness Regional Sub Group
CHNI Youth Policy Forum
CINI Youth Policy Sub Group
City of Sanctuary
Civic Homelessness Forum
Co-facilitator UK Homelessness Liaison Group
CYPSP 16 + & Youth Homelessness Task group

groups & fora: d-h

Drug & Alcohol Co-ordination teams (DACTS)
DSD Housing and Welfare Reform Group
DSD Housing Strategy Working Group
ECHO project steering group
Exempt Accommodation working group
Exoffenders Steering Group
FareShare NI Steering Group
Feansta Europe
Feansta UK
Homeless Partnership Board/Steering Group
Homeless Service Users Network
Homelessness & Substance Use Group
Homelessness Awareness Week Planning Group
Homelessness Interagency Forum
Homelessness Strategy Steering Group
Homeplus NI Committee – secretary
Housing Policy Forum
Housing Rights Committee
Housing Strategy group

groups & fora: j-p

Joint Chair of the Committee Representing Independent Supporting People Providers (CRISPP)
Looked After Children Sub Group
members' forum (NW & greater Belfast)
Migrant Workers Forum & Thematic Group
Naloxone Substitute Prescribing Steering Group
Needle Exchange Forum
NI representative for FEANTSA
NIACRO board
NIHE Rough Sleepers Forum
Northern Ireland Child Poverty Alliance
NSD Steering Group (oversees the ongoing policy development and delivery of the New Direction for Alcohol and Drugs Strategy)
PHA Health and Homelessness Working Group
Prescribed Medications Misuse Group
Promoting Social Inclusion Group on Homelessness
PSI Sub Groups 1-4 (Chair of group 2, Co-chair of group 3)& related workgroups
PSI subgroup on youth homelessness
PSI working group on homelessness

groups & fora: r-w

Regional Child Poverty Alliance
Regional Children’s Strategic Partnership
Regional Interagency Homelessness Forum
Regional Reference Group on Meeting the Accommodation and Support Needs of Vulnerable young people
Regional Reference Group on Young Homeless and Care Leavers 16-21 years
Regional Service User Network
Regional Youth Homelessness Forum
Regional Youth Homelessness Group
Rough Sleepers Forum
Sectoral Research Group
Service User Local area networks
Supporting People Commissioning Body
Supporting People Research Advisory Group
Supporting People Review Project Advisory Group
UK Homelessness Liaison Group
Welfare Reform Group
Youth Homelessness Regional Reference Group


The day to day operation of CHNI is managed by the CEO, Ricky Rowledge, OBE, supported by Deputy CEO, Margaret Henry. The CEO is responsible to the Board of Directors for the management of CHNI. Read more, below.

Read more about Ricky Rowledge, OBE, CEO

Read more about Margaret Henry

Deputy CEO

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