We are much more than just housing; we are immensely proud and passionate about changing lives.
Our mission is to have a positive impact on people and communities by providing high-quality homes, supporting independence and creating opportunities.
We recognise that there is a demand for quality homes for people, and we pride ourselves on being a not-for-profit housing provider that owns and manages over 11,800 homes. We are a well-run, financially resilient organisation that employs over 800 colleagues and is committed to our social purpose. We are a diverse organisation providing our tenants and customers with a wide range of services.
We have three key objectives of homes, independence and opportunities. We believe all three are important to achieve a healthy life. Good quality housing is the foundation for this, but good health requires quality-of-life considerations too. Our approach prioritises the individual and the environment to provide these building blocks for health and wellbeing. We do not achieve these things independently; we work in partnership with others, our tenants, and customers to deliver a person-centred approach.
We recognise that whilst our core focus remains on being a social housing provider, we have a number of supporting activities to provide this person-centred offer. In particular, we provide good quality homes and services to NHS workers in Lincolnshire to enable their focus to be on delivering health care. We have a build-for-sale company that provides a financial return to the Group as well as new affordable social housing units and access to land. We have a charitable company that supports people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or in crisis, which ensures personal support is available to people outside the landlord relationship. Finally, we support older and vulnerable people through our Progress Lifeline service, thus enabling each person to remain independent and at home, reducing the pressure on our healthcare system.
We carefully manage the relationship between our business streams and support service teams and remain focused on delivering and developing good quality social housing for people who most need it and cannot compete in the open market. This remains our central goal, and we will continue prioritising investment in our existing homes, including tackling damp and mould and developing new homes to meet ongoing demand. We will continue to do this work and campaign for housing funding whilst there remains a need for more good quality housing in the UK.