In his previous position as Director of the Care, Campaigns and Information at Muscular Dystrophy UK (MDUK), Nic led on a range of initiatives to improve the independence and quality of life for individuals and families living with muscle-wasting conditions across the UK. During his eleven years at MDUK, he established the Trailblazers, a UK wide campaigning network of young disabled people and led a nationwide campaign to ensure approval by the NHS for the first drug to treat an underlying genetic cause of muscular dystrophy.
Nic was also responsible for leading MDUK’s parliamentary engagement strategy in each of the UK’s four parliaments - leading to a sevenfold increase in the number of muscular dystrophy specialist roles funded by the NHS
In his new role, Nic will lead Habinteg’s influencing and policy agenda in the accessible housing sector. He will also develop Habinteg’s in-house training and consultancy service, the Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE).
Commenting on his new role, Nic said “I am delighted at this opportunity to join Habinteg. The majority of my career has been dedicated to improving the lives of disabled people. Joining HabintegI look forward to building on Habinteg’s immense success in campaigning for and developing greatly needed accessible homes and communities.”
Habinteg’s CEO, Sheron Carter said, “We are very excited to have a person of Nic’s calibre on board in this newly created role. We know he will take forward the delivery of this organisation's ambitious strategy to achieve this to provide more accessible homes and thriving, diverse and inclusive communities.”