Dave Eldridge

Dave Eldridge, Regional Advisor

Phone: 01457 761272

Email: [email protected]


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Collaborative, flexible, thoughtful


Before joining Foundations in 2018 Dave managed a home improvement agency in north-east London, having also developed and managed one of the earliest home improvement agencies in the 1980s in east London, where he lives.

Dave’s work background includes a variety of roles in both the statutory and voluntary sectors. In the statutory sector this includes commissioning social care services for adults with learning disabilities and his voluntary sector experience includes a senior management role in a national charity, as well as managing a funding programme for Care & Repair England developing housing and care options advice services. 

Fields of expertise 

  • Service commissioning and development 
  • Operational management 
  • DFG policy and practise 

Public recognition 

  • Author of Foundations’ Guide for adaptations for children and young people with behaviours that challenge (March 2021) 

Academic background 

  • BA (Hons) Modern History 
  • MSc (Distinction) Voluntary Sector Organisation 
  • MSc (Distinction) International Development 

Professional & Community Involvement 

  • Former member of the Chartered Institute of Housing 
  • Board member, Charities Evaluation Services (now part of NCVO) 2006-12 
  • Trustee of the Peter Cowley Africa Trust (a small grant-giving charity supporting grass roots projects in rural Kenya) 
  • Member of a community group, Living Well E7, which runs an organic vegetable stall in a local market