We believe that we can and should do more than provide and maintain affordable, quality housing. We believe it is also important to do what we can to make the neighbourhoods we work in good environments for people and families to live in. We believe that by doing this, people will get extra value from the rent they pay, that the communities will be more settled and sustainable, and we will build on our reputation as an organisation.
We are therefore committed to working in partnership with our tenants through local Area Associations in delivering sustainable solutions to local problems. Each of our communities is different. We will work with each area association to assess the needs and issues in each community and work to support them to bring about change. Where there is no active association we will work with other groups, or seek to establish groups if none exist.
We also believe we can and should contribute to wider efforts to regenerate our communities and will work with other agencies to maximize existing resources to achieve this. We will also develop our own projects, where appropriate, to address specific needs and will ensure that we manage those projects effectively in order to achieve a high level of performance and maximum impact for the investment of resources.
Our Community Regeneration Strategy describes in detail our priorities, how these will be met and how they will compliment our core housing work. It reflects the concerns of tenants and was developed by our Community Regeneration Sub Committee, a group made up principally of tenants. It is a working document that will be monitored by committee to measure progress and amended in response to changing circumstances.