Our focus on changing places and changing lives in the most disadvantaged parts of the country means that we are frequently working in areas with high levels of social housing. Working strategically with housing associations to design and deliver a range of projects and services in an area ensures that we can add maximum value and deliver greater impact in the communities that need it most.
We know that the quality of the home people live in is inextricably bound up with the quality of the neighbourhood around it and with people’s own personal health, wealth and social networks. As housing associations continue to develop their focus on neighbourhood services, and as local authorities make difficult spending decisions, we are increasingly working together to maintain and improve quality of life for local communities, irrespective of tenure.
We work with thousands of tenants and residents groups each year and with individuals and families in every part of the UK, helping them to make healthier and greener lifestyle choices and work with each other – and with their landlords – to improve the physical and social fabric of their neighbourhood. This work ranges from supporting major regeneration or development projects through to enlisting volunteers to run community cafés or look after communal gardens. Helping people to maximise their personal income and live more affordably in their homes is a top priority for many of our housing partners. We run a wide variety of back-to-work programmes, offering opportunities for tenants to improve their confidence, develop new skills and find employment. In many places this takes the form of ‘Green Teams’ – supervised groups of jobseekers undertaking valuable estate improvement activities in their area.
We also employ Green Doctors, specialist community workers trained in helping people reduce their fuel bills, maximise their income and change their behaviour to ensure they feel the benefit from schemes such as Green Deal and ECO.
To find out more, contact Sarah-Reece-Mills, Head of Partnerships0121 237 5843 or email email@example.com
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