We exist to create thriving communities and empower lives. It’s our central mission and one we fully believe in. It’s what drives us.
Between 2020 and 2025, we’re investing £15m in communities to increase employment, improve health and wellbeing and empower people to take the lead where they live. We work with partners to enhance social mobility and provide opportunities and resources in the communities where we work.
And it means building at least 12,500 new homes by 2030. While we do all of this, we’re remaining vigilant about our position as a housing provider tackling climate change. We want our impact to be positive, so we’ve outlined our road to net-zero and are on our way to decarbonising the homes we own.
At the same time, we’re ensuring that the standard of our homes is high because it’s a basic human right to live in a warm, safe, and affordable home.
Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. We’re guided by what they tell us they want to see happen in their neighbourhood. And we hear directly from them through a range of initiatives. We’re constantly revitalising the way we communicate with them, putting their voices at the forefront of our delivery.
Change is a two-way street. So we regularly chat with the people who make the big decisions: MPs, councillors, and officials – both national and local. And we’re a vocal bunch, so when a new consultation paper is doing the rounds, we always speak up and get involved in the discussion.
We’ve all got different backgrounds, strengths and experiences. But we share the same values. It’s these shared values that bring us together as one team. Simple really.
Be the Difference
We’ve got the power to do some good in the world and we don’t forget it. It’s our main purpose and it’s what gets us up in the morning. Big responsibility, right? But we also think the small things are important too. Your actions might be the difference between someone having a bad day or a great day. No matter how small our individual acts are, our collective power to make change is huge.
Curious people take responsibility for their own development. Always searching for ways to improve both themselves and our organisation. Trying new things, thinking of new ideas and seeking different points of view.
We might all have different roles, but we’re one team. We’re unstoppable when we work together with our colleagues, our customers and our communities. We appreciate each other’s strengths and know that different people bring different skills to the table.
Own it openly
Honesty is the best policy. We hear and share different ideas. We seek different points of view – from our customers and our colleagues. We believe in trust and respect. Everyone has different experiences, backgrounds and ideas. Sharing these allows us to get the best possible result.
We spot opportunities to make things better and we act on them. We embrace change and are empowered to try new things. Whether you’ve been here 5 minutes or 5 years, never be afraid to challenge the status quo.
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