HOUSING, care and support provider Southdown has appointed a new director of housing.

Jim Aspdin first joined Southdown as housing division manager in 2011 and became head of housing in 2013.

He will oversee all aspects of the Lewes-based organisation’s housing management, tenancy sustainment, development and property services.

He will also lead on taking forward Southdown’s ambitious plans for its housing division with a particular focus on new development opportunities.

He said: “I’m proud of the housing division’s achievements in recent years and believe this new role is a real opportunity for us to increase the supply of housing for vulnerable people and further improve our offer to our tenants.”