We are saddened to be told of the untimely death of Bob Lawrence. Some of us knew him, some of us knew of him, but hadn’t had the chance to meet him.
As many readers of NL will know, Bob Lawrence was a special adviser at the DCLG and a driving force behind its recent work on court desks, mortgage repossession, and homelessness. We had even heard, much to our gratified surprise, that he was a reader of NL. No doubt many will miss him, in whatever way they do housing work. Details of the fund being assembled (for CRISIS) to mark his memory are at: http://www.justgiving.com/boblawrence
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