Making a positive difference
homes, lives and communities
One of the first people to move into our new River View retirement living community was Thelma. We met up with her to find out how she is settling into her new home.
“I have been ‘retirement living’ for a long time, but this is my first experience of living in this kind of environment.
Commercial director Peter Donovan shares Severn Homes’ success stories.
It has been another stand out year as we continue to offer more choice for home ownership in Staffordshire and Shropshire. This helps to maximise return on the Group's investments by providing sustainable commercial returns and ensuring we have satisfied customers.
We operate as a commercial company within the Group, providing homes for outright sale and the brand is used to market our quality and affordable shared ownership and market rent properties
Property Plus director Stephen Collins explains how the service, which delivers repairs and maintenance work for the Group, has been transformed by excellence and innovation.
Our Fair Landlord approach has revolutionised the way Property Plus works so that we can invest more in our people, properties and customers. Savings of £600,000 per annum are reinvested to bring huge benefits to our repairs and maintenance service.
People and transformation director Louise Wagstaff explains why her colleagues have been a vital part of the Group’s success over the last 12 months.
With over 500 people working for Housing Plus Group, we are a hugely significant employer in Shropshire and Staffordshire.
It’s not just the number that is impressive but the day-to-day work we do.
Neighbourhoods director Jan Goode explains how investment in our homes and support for our customers is creating vibrant communities in Shropshire and Staffordshire.
Severnside Housing and South Staffordshire Housing Association are not-for-profit so every penny is reinvested into our homes and communities.
Care and support director Les Clarke describes how the expansion of services into Shropshire was just one of many successes during an exceptional year.
This has been such a busy period for us that it is only now that we can take a few moments to reflect on how much we have achieved.
We had a great response at our Digital Den open evening last Thursday. The Den was full and we had loads of conversations going on about how we can help people.
During the evening we had two applications for multi-trade apprentices for Property Plus and four course referrals:
Helping people take their first steps into a rewarding career gives me a huge sense of achievement and pride in the work I do. Kaz is a great example of someone who really wanted to get back into work but needed help to get there.
Kaz came along to our local job club at Crowmere Church, Monkmoor in January. Having recently moved into one of our homes, she had heard about the support we offered from her neighbours.
I’m very proud of Severnside’s outstanding learning programme and the support we provide to help people build their confidence, skills and work experience. A key element of the programme is our grant funding, which empowers people to reach their full potential.
Imogen found out about this grant funding opportunity when she picked up a copy of our learning programme. She successfully secured funding to complete two beauty courses, which have helped her feel more optimistic for the future.
The Prince's Trust Team Programme is part of our Learning Programme, designed to offer training and support that can help you develop new skills or build on those you already have. Brooke Bownes went along to the culmination of the 12-week Team Programme to watch the presentations and find out more.
The best part of my job is empowering people to reach their full potential. It’s been a real privilege to see Josh grow in self-confidence and become focused on his career goals. I started supporting Josh during the Prince’s Trust employability skills week, when Severnside run CV writing and finding employment workshops, along with delivering mock-interviews.
Our award-winning Property Plus team are recruiting apprentices to almost every area of our repairs and maintenance teams.
With great benefits, including competitive pay, excellent training and flexible working hours, its a great time to join Property Plus and construct your career with us.
Find out more from Meg and Aaron below.