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Dom Wood - Chief Executive

Dom WoodDom has been working in the field of homelessness since 1989 and marked 20 years of improving youth homelessness services with 1625 Independent People in November 2016. Dom led Priority Youth Housing's services as Housing Manager between 1996 and 2003 and led on many youth housing initiatives with the city council over this period. In 2003 Dom was appointed as Director of Priority Youth Housing and amongst other achievements established a flagship hostel for young homeless people at St George's House in Bristol. In 2009 Dom led the merger of Priority Youth Housing and Wayahead Housing and Support for Young People, forming 1625 Independent People.

Dom is strongly involved at a strategic and regional level in housing, supported housing and children's services; he represents the voluntary sector on Bristol's Children, Young People and Families Board, Early Intervention and Preventing Homelessness Challenge Group and the Golden Key Partnership Board. He also Chairs the Golden Key System Change Group and is the Vice Chair of the Bristol Supported Housing Forum.

Dom has previously held various voluntary roles including Board membership of the Avon & Bristol Law Centre and supporting a charity to develop a pilot halfway house from Youth Offending Institutions.

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