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Social Security Advisory Committee member, Rachel Chiu

Rachel Chiu

Rachel Chiu was appointed to the Social Security Advisory Committee in January 2024.

Rachel is the Co-Founder and Director of Business Development at Spring Housing Association, a charity providing access to accommodation and support for people in housing need, and preventing homelessness across the West Midlands.

In this role she has contributed to policy and practice to improve standards and regulation in the supported accommodation sector both locally and nationally.

Rachel is a trustee and Chair for charities including almshouses and arts organisations.

Rachel Chiu reflects on the importance of lived experience as she takes up a new role with SSAC

Social Security Advisory Committee member, Rachel Chiu

I grew up in a first-generation immigrant household, and having experiences of homelessness and disability within our family, we were supported by social security benefits which provided a stepping stone out of poverty, but also demonstrated to me some of …