UKASFP Membership Number: 28
Name Jim Bird-Waddington
About Jim Bird-Waddington
I am currently the Chief Executive of Caer Las Cymru, a role I have held since June 2010. Our mission and purpose is to tackle all forms of social exclusion in South Wales.
I have spent the last 25 years working for Housing Charities in South Wales. I have held a variety of roles in that time including: Leadership, Management, Development and Finance. But the thing I am most passionate about is service delivery.
In 2005, I discovered solution focus brief therapy. Since then I have been actively developing housing related support services that are influenced, inspired and underpinned by solution focused practice. I have worked closely with managers and frontline staff to help them integrate elements of sf practice into their work.
I did most of my sf training at BRIEF in London; culminating in the Diploma in Solution Focused Practice in 2009/10. I personally, still actively practice the approach, providing clients from Caer Las with sf conversations.
I am currently the Chair of the United Kingdom Association for Solution Focus Practitioners.
Adult Mental Health