Head of Innovation at Albyn Housing Society (United Kingdom)
Lucy believes that “we’re all technology companies now” and is a proponent of social led technology innovation. Her focus is on wellness of those in need, and has included the development of voluntary, social enterprise and public sector collaborations, leveraging public, and private finance. Lucy is co-founder of the FitHome model within Scotland, a collaboration with private and public sector agencies within a social business model. Recently winning the Saltire Award in Innovation in Housing, the project focuses on developing a model of housing, incorporating as standard, innovative technology using machine learning and predictive analytics, to enable people to remain safely in their homes. Co-produced with tenants and health professionals, the FitHomes model creates a new economic model for health and care provision in Scotland enabling the retention of value of public sector input within an economic model that has commercial value, where profit is re-invested within the housing, health and care system.
Lucy is Head of Innovation at Albyn Housing Society, a leading innovator in Scotland’s housing ecosystem, and has had a career of over 20 years focusing on social policy, equality, innovation and start-ups. Qualified in urban policy and entrepreneurial development at Glasgow University and MIT, and currently seen as an “innovative leader in the housing field”, Lucy is driven to see a new replicable model of social business developed that incorporates the best of the public and private sector.