About me

Durdle Door Consulting – together we solve


To offer excellent person centred whole system services that resolve clients’ issues intelligently and effectively
To work co-operatively with all of a community’s stakeholders
To set high standards and maintain them


BA (Econ) Hons Social Administration
Diploma Social Studies
MSc Urban Policy
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing

Thirty-five years experience of health, social, and housing services including

Strategic and change management, whole systems, business and life planning, risk analysis, quality, equality and training
Sustainable neighbourhood management
Need and resource assessment
Psychiatric, young offenders and family social work

Services offered

The qualitative understanding of a client’s needs forms the motif for the services offered. Clive is able to offer tried and trusted techniques, combined with fresh and imaginative thinking in the following mutual areas:

Person centred planning
Sustainable neighbourhood management and community development
Ethical and quality business practice, audit and change management
Inclusive design and equalities
Systems thinking

I am currently chair of Redbridge Sustainability Forum, part of the local Strategic Partnership, and vice chair of Christian Action (Enfield) Housing Association. I wish to develop the Renaissance concept of Opera, where people work together closely to resolve the issues they face, from a participatory, equal, just, sustainable and whole system perspective.

Clive has worked with

Mencap, NACRO, North Herts College, Blackfriars Settlement

London Boroughs of Waltham Forest, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Islington, Brent, Hackney and Redbridge, Hounslow, GLA, Housing Corporation, City of Glasgow, City of Berlin, Hertfordshire County Council, Essex County Council, Avon County Council

Harlow Broxbourne Epping Forest North Herts East Herts Colchester, Rochford Councils
North Essex Health Authority

Islington Family Service Unit, Child Poverty Action Group, Friends of the Earth, National Energy Foundation, Sustrans, Redbridge CAB Redbridge CVS

Springboard Housing Association, Network Housing Group, Solon Co-operative Housing Services, Claybury Hospital, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation, Orbit Housing Association, Patchwork Community Housing Association, Sahil Housing Association, SITRA, Marlow Associates, Housing and Support Partnership, Tribal Group, Assn of London Somali Organisations ARHAG

Professional experience

2001 – Consultant
2006 – 2010 Part time Director Redbridge Disability Association
1997 – 2001 Springboard Housing Association Area Manager
1994 – 1997 Springboard Housing Association Senior Policy and Information Officer
1982 – 1994 Springboard Housing Association Project Manager / Senior Project Manager
1980 – 1982 LB Newham District Housing Officer
1975 – 1980 LB Waltham Forest Social Worker


1994 South Bank University MSc Urban Policy
Dissertation: Quality Systems in Housing Associations
1990 University of London Certificate in Ecology and Conservation
1983 Hackney College Professional Qualification of the Institute of Housing.
Dissertation Ecosystems, Shelters and Societies
1977 – 1979 Polytechnic of North London Certificate of Qualification in Social Work course.
1972 – 1975 Victoria University of Manchester BA (Econ)
Social Administration Diploma Social Studies
1971 A Levels Mathematics A Geography B Physics E


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