Our organisation is all about people. While we provide homes for those who need them, we also put a huge focus on those who live there, helping to make sure they make the most of opportunities to improve their lives and communities. To that end, we offer a whole range of support, from skills training and courses, to funding and volunteering opportunities. Find out more about all the different things we do to enhance neighbourhoods and release the potential in our communities, in each of the topics below.
(We are a member of Give us a Chance (GUAC) who rise to the challenge of helping people into work. Through their mission to transform lives by enabling housing providers to support people into employment, we have formed a partnership to support them, and us, do just that.)
We're proud to be able to support our community by providing grant funding to help a wide range of projects in our local area. We have two funding routes to give applicants the opportunity to access the funding they need to realise their potential - Springboard and Starting Blocks.
We also have a neighbourhood and environmental improvements fund, making a difference to the places our customers live.
Visit the community funding pages.
Community volunteering activities
Our volunteers help to look after our communities in a number of ways, by helping to improve our neighbourhoods and supporting the people who live in them. We wouldn’t be able to do this without the great work of our volunteers, so find out more about how you can get involved in your local community by volunteering.
Visit the community volunteering pages..
What’s going on in your community
We often get out and about in the local community for a variety of volunteering events, so keep an eye out for us! To see a full list of the events we have coming up, visit our What’s on page.
Every year we hold our neighbourhood awards event, so that we can give recognition to the people who really make a difference in our communities.
The competition includes awards for the best gardens, as well as celebrating good neighbours, young heroes, amazing volunteers and our wonderful pets.
Visit the Neighbourhood Awards page.