Helping build solid foundations at UK housing charity

The Bridge Clerk [Chief Executive] of the Rochester Bridge Trust has been appointed to the board of a national housing charity.

Sue Threader has been made a trustee of the TDS Charitable Foundation, which was established in 2014 with the aim of raising standards in the private rented sector.

Its work includes: education about housing rights; best practice in the management of private rented housing; the legal rights and obligations of those involved in the sector; and the use of alternative dispute resolution to settle disputes between landlords and tenants.

Sue Threader joins the charity, which is the charitable and grant-making arm of TDS (The Dispute Service Ltd, which operates tenancy deposit schemes across the UK), to share her experience as a landlord with the Rochester Bridge Trust, which has a portfolio of commercial, residential and agricultural property in Cambridgeshire, Kent, Lincolnshire and West Yorkshire.

Sue Threader said: “I am very pleased to be able to contribute to the running of the foundation and to bring a landlord’s perspective of raising standards in the private rented sector. I also hope my charity governance experience and knowledge of assessing grant applications will prove valuable.

“As the Trust aspires to be a good landlord, I look forward to learning things that will help us improve the way we manage our estate.”

For more information about the TDS Charitable Foundation, visit

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