Supporting communities in Lambeth: G15 impact report
With more 300,000 homes across London’s 32 boroughs, G15 members are a major presence in the capital. From Barnet to Bromley and from Camden to Croydon, we provide homes to one in ten Londoners.
Today we’re launching a new report highlighting how our role as housing providers encompasses much more in addition to the important work of providing good quality homes.
G15 members play a vital role in improving people’s life circumstances and transforming communities. Our members support people into accredited training and employment. They help tackle fuel poverty. And they play a leading role in tackling the issues of financial and digital inclusion. Often those activities are conducted through highly productive partnerships with local authorities and community institutions.
The report highlights G15 work in Lambeth, the London borough in which we own and manage the most homes. We’ve used Lambeth as a case study to demonstrate the breadth and depth of members’ activities across the capital. But also to highlight the potential for more collaborative working between housing associations, local authorities and other stakeholders. Together, we believe we can achieve our shared ambition of supporting more people to live well.
Geeta Nanda OBE, G15 Chair and Chief Executive of MTVH, commented: “Every day, G15 members are making a huge difference to the communities we work with. As this report shows, in just one borough we are contributing so much more in addition to the thousands of good quality affordable homes that are so important to people’s lives. Through the partnerships we enjoy with our residents, local councils, the Mayor, and central government, we want to build on the breadth of the work we do to have even more positive impact.”
- Besides detailing the work of the recently established Lambeth Housing Partnership, the report shines a light on four projects of which we’re especially proud:
- Financial Shield a pioneering project to improve people’s financial, mental and physical wellbeing involving Hyde, Metropolitan Thames Valley, Optivo and Southern
- Hyde’s much-praised Estate of Mine project tackling ingrained social exclusion problems in Stockwell and Kennington
- Metropolitan Thames Valley’s innovative collaboration with Code 7
- Love London Working, a pan-London employment programme led by Clarion in partnership with six other G15 members.
The report follows Supporting our communities: G15 impact report, which focused on the critical community investment support housing associations have provided to people during the pandemic.
Councillor Maria Kay, Lambeth Cabinet Member for Housing and Homelessness, said:
“As the Cabinet Member for Housing and Homelessness and chair of the Lambeth Housing Partnership, I recognise the crucial role partnerships play in achieving Lambeth’s vision. Working with housing associations and other local stakeholders helps ensure the council's investment and regeneration benefits all residents. It helped us reach those most in need at the height of the pandemic and will continue to be vital over the coming years.”
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