Consultancy founder and tenant champion dies
The co-founder of a housing consultancy and advocate of tenants’ rights has died after a long illness.
Eifion Hughes set up London-based Public Participation Consultation and Research (PPCR) in 1989 with a focus on the social sector.
In a statement, PPCR described Mr Hughes as “a true involvement pioneer” whose work with community groups, councils, housing providers and government impacted on the lives of thousands of people.
Ron Houston, PPCR co-founder and managing director, said: “Eifion’s personality and humour lit up colleagues, customers and communities alike.
“He had a brilliant ability to enthuse people and make them believe in and work together for positive change.
“We’re sorry to lose such a great champion for decent housing and a very dear friend.”
Mr Hughes died on 31 December, aged 68. His funeral takes place on 29 January.