Chief executive Sarah Boden explains how our ambitious plans will strengthen work to improve the lives of people living in Shropshire and Staffordshire.
Housing Plus Group is a force for change and a powerful advocate for disadvantaged groups and communities.
With an annual turnover of £66 million last year, we are an excellent provider of homes and care services with over 12,000 properties in Shropshire and Staffordshire, employing over 500 people.
Earlier this year we received the highest ratings of V1 for viability and G1 for governance from Regulator of Social Housing which underlines our financial strength and resilience.
This resounding endorsement gives us a solid platform to launch our new Corporate Plan which focuses on our customers, colleagues and stakeholders, setting out the direction and ambition of the Group for the next five years.
We have set ourselves targets to deliver new homes, expand our care service, develop our organisation and culture and provide better outcomes and opportunities for our customers and our staff.
We aim to grow our business through merger or transfer so that we are managing between 15,000 and 20,000 homes by 2023. And we will be developing 300 new homes a year from 2019 to meet a range of needs in our communities.
There will also be improvements to the homes and services we deliver so that our properties are well maintained and our customers can transact with us more easily, anytime, using modern technology and applications.
There will be a continued focus on supporting customers into work as well as helping them take advantage of opportunities available to them to improve their lives.
Our vision means that we will be more efficient and easier to do business with – releasing time and capacity to focus on supporting people who are most vulnerable, living in most challenging circumstances and who need more help in sustaining their tenancies and achieving their potential.
We’re confident this Corporate Plan will further strengthen our Group, delivering meaningful benefits to our customers, employees and partners.