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Housing Plus - taking a look at how social landlords often go 'a step further'

Updated 28.04.21
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Housing Plus provides brief summaries of a selection of recent news from 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.

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Posted: 09.04.21
Notting Hill Genesis: Further reading

Notting Hill Genesis collaborates with its partner London Plus Credit Union to deliver a range of free financial wellbeing sessions and services for its residents.

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Posted: 13.04.21
Sanctuary Housing: Further reading

Nominations are now open for The Cherwell 'Love Where You Live' Volunteer Awards. Organisers Sanctuary Housing and Cherwell District Council are asking local people to nominate volunteers, neighbours and groups that make a real difference in the community.

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Posted: 15.04.21
Onward Homes: Further reading

Onward is partnering with Fox ABC to help engage at risk teens in boxing classes. The 'Sting Like a Bee! scheme' is backed by World Champion Lightweight boxer Anthony Crolla, who is visiting local schools in Oldham to deliver talks about his personal boxing journey and life experiences.

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Regenda named as one of the best companies to work for

Posted 15.04.21
The Regenda Group: Further reading

Regenda Homes, part of The Regenda Group, has been named one of the best places to work in the UK.

That is the verdict of this year's 'Best Companies' survey, who has named Regenda a three star organization - the highest accreditation available.

The Sunday Times Best Companies survey is an annual independent evaluation of organisations that recognizes excellence in employee engagement.

They believe that staff who are fully engaged at work feel happier and more secure which, in turn, makes them more productive.

The highest scoring organisations in each of Best Companies' workplace categories will earn a place on the prestigious 'Best Companies to Work' For lists, with placings being announced at a virtual awards ceremony in May.

In 2020, Regenda Homes ranked 14th in the '100 Best Not-for-profit Organisations to Work Fo'r list and 6th in the '25 Best Housing Associations to Work For' list.

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Landmark new strategy puts L&Q customers at the heart of the business

Posted 06.04.21
L&Q: Further reading

L&Q has launched a landmark new strategy that puts residents at the heart of the business and lays the foundations to tackle some of the biggest issues ever faced by the housing sector.

The five-year strategy - Future Shape - sets out how L&Q will make a positive contribution to individual lives, and help the organisation to deliver operational excellence across everything it does.

The strategy is underpinned by a refreshed vision: Everyone deserves a quality home that provides them with the opportunity to live a better life.

The three major priorities for the next five years will be:

Alongside these priorities, the strategy outlines how L&Q will continue to support growth through investment in new housing, sustainable communities, infrastructure, jobs and climate action.

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GreenSquare and Accord Housing Association merge

Posted 06.04.21
Accord Housing Association: Further reading

GreenSquare and Accord Housing Association have merged to create a new housing and care organisation called GreenSquareAccord.

The partnership, which came into effect on 1 April 2021, has created an organisation with 25,000 homes and a geographical reach from Newcastle upon Tyne to Salisbury.

GreenSquareAccord aims to improve services for existing customers, invest more in local communities, plus build more affordable homes with an ambition to develop 1000 new homes a year.

The new organisation has over 100 care and support schemes and will deliver over 3 million hours of care every year across its schemes and within its communities.

Elisabeth Buggins, board chair for GreenSquareAccord said: "This merger of equals will create a strong and more resilient organisation which is better equipped to provide great services for people and to innovate as we respond to a changing world."

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Catalyst and Rosebery announce their partnership

Posted 01.04.21
Catalyst Housing Group: Further reading

Catalyst Housing Limited and Rosebery Housing Association have formally announced their partnership, with Rosebery becoming a subsidiary of Catalyst.

Rosebery will have its own board and management team, operating within a defined geographic area.

Catalyst owns and manages 34,000 homes in London and the South East and Rosebery has around 2,700 in Epsom and the surrounding areas.

Discussions between the two organisations began in August last year, with both teams exploring the benefits of a partnership that would see them working together across the region.

Very early in the discussions, both sides realised the potential and that there was considerable synergy between the two organisations, including their similar culture, aims and objectives.

The partnership has an aspiration to deliver 2,000 new homes in Rosebery's area of operation within 10 years.

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Updated 07.04.21

Brighton Housing Trust: BHT Sussex officially becomes the new name of Brighton Housing Trust, to reflect the work it undertakes in many parts of Sussex.

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