Section: Social Landlords

Our August edition of Housing Plus - taking a look at how social landlords often go 'a step further'

Updated 25.08.20
Various links - see below

Housing Plus provides brief reports on a selection of activities of social landlords that can be described as 'in addition to landlord/tenant requirements', often associated with the welfare of residents and others in the community.
This section will be updated as the month progresses.

Posted: 05.08.20
Berwickshire Housing: Further reading

Berwickshire Housing Association has secured support for a number of its tenants to get access to iPads, along with personalised support and broadband to help them develop their digital skills and communicate with family and friends.


Posted: 07.08.20
Hyde: Further reading

Hyde's Successful Places team has been working with local delivery partners to ensure it can provide a range of activities for young people to prevent boredom setting in over the holiday period.


Posted: 13.08.20
Network Homes: Further reading

Network Homes has signed up to be a Disability Confident employer - a Government initiative which supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to the workplace.


Posted: 14.08.20
Notting Hill Genesis (NHG): Further reading

NHG have partnered with Debt Free London to provide a free and confidential one-to-one debt advice service to help Londoners with their debt and money problems.


Posted: 18.08.20
Onward: Further reading

Onward announce a training opportunity in Greater Manchester & Cheshire, which will help customers to develop their existing language skills, obtain a formal qualification, improve their employment opportunities, and begin a career as a community interpreter.


Posted: 21.08.20
Peabody: Further reading

Peabody has partnered with Hackney Council and City Lit to deliver free online training 'childcare workshops' for its residents who are parents or carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities, or who have English as an additional language.


Posted: 24.08.20
Sanctuary Housing: Further reading

Sanctuary Housing has been awarded one of the highest levels of accreditation for investment in its staff - the Investors in People Gold standard, following an evaluation during which staff were interviewed by an independent assessor.


August update on blogs providing insights to Covid-19 challenges faced by housing associations

Updated 18.08.20
The Centre for Excellence in Community Investment: Various links - see below

In our May edition we reported on how The Centre for Excellence in Community Investment has been speaking with numerous housing associations about their response to the Covid-19 crisis.

To share some of their experiences, it started an interesting blog series called 'The view from'.

We added further links in July and this article updates on blogs posted since then. Click on the links below to read them.

The Centre for Excellence in Community Investment is an initiative from HACT.


Catalyst and Rosebery in early partnership discussions

Posted 03.08.20
Catalyst: Further reading

Housing associations Catalyst and Rosebery have announced they are in early talks to enter into a partnership to work across London and the South East.

Catalyst owns and manages 32,000 homes and Rosebery has around 2,700 homes in Epsom and surrounding areas.

Proposals are that Rosebery will join Catalyst as a subsidiary with authority over a defined geography.

Rosebery's objectives in seeking a partner are to continue to create more homes in its expanded geography in partnership with local communities.

It also seeks to work with a partner with a proven track record in estate regeneration, which Catalyst has a long and successful history of delivering.

Catalyst recently retained its G1/V1 rating for governance and financial viability, following an in-depth assessment by the Regulator of Social Housing, and Rosebery was also graded G1/V1 in 2019.

Discussions are ongoing and yet to be fully approved by either board.


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