Tribute to our trustee, Barry Hughes

So long, Barry

Everyone at the Resource Centre was shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Barry Hughes.

Barry was a long-standing member of our management committee, and a solid supporter of the Resource Centre’s work. He was a dedicated and energetic community activist, passionate about the provision of high quality, affordable social housing.

The Resource Centre knew Barry best for his work with his residents’ association at Sylvan Hall and  in city-wide resident involvement structures. He was the Chair of Central Residents for many years, working to get residents voices at the heart of council housing policies. He had an extensive network of contacts and was tenacious in pursuing his causes. He played a leading role in campaigns around homelessness and gave crucial help to individuals struggling to navigate bureaucratic systems. He put in the work and he got results.

Barry was always there to support the Resource Centre, and we’ll miss him –  his wry sense of humour, his gentle teasing, his ability to get things done.

July 2022