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Our Vision: Make a difference by enabling better lives through building better homes
Our Mission: Build a better future by investing in affordable homes, services and communities
We hope that the strategies below will show our committment to our Vision and Mission, and demonstrate what steps we are taking towards continually meeting these aspirations
Our Apprenticeship Strategy 2020-2025
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Summary: The primary aim of this Strategy is to increase the number of apprenticeships that we offer as an organisation in a planned, managed and sustainable way. We will work closely with our partners to support the growth in apprenticeships, champion diversity, support greater social mobility, reduce skill gaps and ensure that future skills are developed for the organisation, the local economy and the wider community
Our Asset Management Strategy
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This Strategy sets out Platform Housing Group’s approach and key commitments to deliver a comprehensive, transparent approach to asset management to support the Group’s stated strategic ambitions as set out in the Group’s Strategic Plan 2018-23.
Our Corporate Strategy
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Our Strategic Plan reflects the fact that two strong and ambitious registered providers with a clear synergy and alignment in culture and vision have joined forces to develop a significant regional housing Group with over 45,000 homes. The additional capacity brought as a result of this will be actively invested in housing delivery across the Midlands and surrounding areas.
We are currently working on a new strategy and we expect this will be published in Early 2021
Customer and Community Engagement Strategy 2019-2022
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In our Business Strategy 2018-2023, we set out our mission to ‘Build a better future by investing in affordable homes, services and communities’ and make it clear that our customers are at the very heart of what we are about, and that the customer voice is central to this.
This, our first Platform Housing Customer and Community Engagement Strategy, sets out what this means in more detail, our vision for customer and community engagement and how we will achieve it. The strategy has been developed to link to our organisational values
Our Development Strategy
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This Strategy outlines Platform Housing Group’s ambitious plans for the development of new affordable homes as set out in the Strategic Plan 2018-23. The strategy is wide-ranging covering our targets for new homes, the type of homes to be built, the geographical areas of activity, external influences and risks to the new homes programme.
Diversity and Inclusion Strategy
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Our vision is to be an inclusive and fair workplace; creating a place where people can be themselves and feel that their differences are valued and used to drive our business forward. We are creating a culture where people understand and respect each other’s differences; a flexible and supportive working environment that fosters a sense of belonging and where we can all deliver our best.
Our Value for Money Strategy
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This Strategy sets out Platform Housing Group’s approach and key commitments to deliver a comprehensive, transparent approach to achieving value for money. It aims to support the Group making the best use of its available resources in delivering key strategic objectives economically, efficiently and effectively whilst maximising social value.
Our Response To Modern Slavery
Statement for Platform Housing Group
Platform Housing Group is one of the largest housing associations in the Midlands, with around 1,200 staff, over 120,000 customers and 45,000 homes from Herefordshire in the West to the Lincolnshire coast in the East, and from the Derbyshire Dales in the North to the Cotswolds in the South.
Platform Housing Group brings together two high performing organisations that have a shared commitment to make a real and positive difference to the lives of local customers and the communities they live in.
We invest our surpluses into developing more affordable low cost home ownership and rented homes to enable communities we work with to thrive.
It is important to us that we employ ethical business practices that are aligned with our mission and core values.
As an employer we are committed to paying the National Living Wage and regularly review all our terms of employment to ensure that they comply with all relevant legislation.
We manage projects and procure services and products from a range of contractors/suppliers. All of our key contractors and suppliers (including many small and medium sized contractors) have been informed of our approach to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and asked to confirm the steps that they have taken or are taking to ensure compliance with the Act too.
We are committed to doing what we can to combat slavery and human trafficking (in the UK).
Our anti-slavery and human trafficking statement reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing systems and controls that seek to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
Platform Housing Group does not wish to support or deal with any business knowingly involved in slavery or human trafficking in any part of its operations. Our approach to modern slavery and human trafficking will be reflected in updated procurement and tender criteria which are under review. This will ensure that we continue to do the following:
- Require new suppliers to declare that they are not involved in modern slavery or human trafficking and have not been subject to any investigation in connection with any offence involving slavery or human trafficking
- Add provisions in our template contract documentation requiring our suppliers to take appropriate steps to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in their supply chains
We will continue to assess any instances of non-compliance and will then take remedial action as appropriate. We will only trade with those who fully comply with this policy or those who are taking verifiable steps towards compliance.
This statement is made under section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It constitutes our Group's slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st March 2019. The turnover of the Group exceeds £36 million for that period.
This statement is approved by Platform Housing Group Executive Team on behalf of the Platform Housing Group Board and applies to all organisations within the Group. It will continue to be reviewed and updated as necessary or, as a minimum, on an annual basis.