Birmingham City Council Cabinet Member for Homes and Neighbourhoods, Councillor Sharon Thompson, has been a Councillor since 2014. She served as Victims Champion for the city from 2014-2015, before becoming the local authority’s first Ambassador for addressing Homelessness and Rough sleeping . In 2016 she became the Cabinet Advisor for Homelessness from 2017-2018 and relinquished the position in May 2018 when she was appointed to Cabinet.
She has political responsibility for many are as such as housing including;Homelessness and Private Rented Sector Policy, alongside Bereavement Services, Localisation, Parks and Allotments.
Keen to promote and improve Birmingham for its citizens, Sharon is a strong advocate for collaborative partnerships, with an authentic and inclusive approach to leadership. She has been a passionate advocate for eradicating homelessness and spearheaded Birmingham’s Homelessness Prevention Strategy 2017+ which is partnership focused in its outcomes.
In her remit as a Councillor, Sharon has also served on St Basils board of directors and the Commonwealth Games 2022 Members Advisory Group.
She is currently the local authority representative on West Midlands Combined Authority Housing and Land Delivery Board, ARCH (Association of Retained Council Housing) and SIFA Fireside. Sharon currently chairs the WMCA Homelessness Members Advisory Group and Birmingham Social Housing Partnership.