Our ambassador

Horizon is thrilled to have the support of multiple Paralympic world champion medal-winner Aileen Neilson.

"I am delighted to be the ambassador for Horizon Housing Association, and am enjoying working with them to promote accessible living and inclusive housing."

"Having been lucky enough to travel all over the world, we face many challenges finding suitable accommodation for wheelchair users and it was always great to come home to a house that fully met my needs. It is fantastic to know that Horizon are working hard to provide and promote accessible, quality homes for those of all abilities allowing them to have a good quality of life and barrier-free properties."

Aileen Neilson 

A Paralympic curling champion, Aileen Neilson was part of the Team GB wheelchair curling team and 2010, 2014 and 2018 Paralympic Games. She also gained two silver and two bronze medals at the World Wheelchair Curling Championships. As the first female to skip at a Worlds and Paralympics, she was part of the team who won a bronze medal in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Still actively involved as a coach, tutor, and commentator, Aileen was one of the comperes at the 2018 Beijing Winter Paralympics.

Watch our interview with Aileen to learn more

Horizon Housing Association

Horizon Housing aims to promote and provide affordable, accessible housing and services to enable people to live fully independent lives in the community. It also works to address the national shortfall of fully accessible homes.

Horizon Housing Association Chief Executive Lorna Cameron said:

“We are delighted to have Aileen Neilson as our Ambassador.  Aileen’s valued insight and experience will help promote and inform this important area, working with Horizon to put accessible housing and inclusive living high on the political, social and sustainability agenda.”

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