Objective two - Community needs

"Working with partners, we will contribute towards the creation of cohesive and inclusive communities; developing new build and Planned Maintenance schemes that respond to housing needs identified by national and regional strategies that are environmentally sustainable."

Objective 2.1 Community needs – Through new homes

"Using our new build capacity of 1,750 homes over the next 10 years to meet the strategic housing needs of our Local Authority partners in South Worcestershire and Gloucestershire." 

Our programme will focus upon:

  • The housing needs of Wychavon, Gloucester, Worcester, Tewkesbury Borough, Forrest of Dean and Stroud
  • Deliver 200 ExtraCare homes to enhance the wellbeing of our older people population.
  • Release 120 under-occupied family homes, focussing on Bishops Cleeve; Evesham and Pershore; and the rural communities of Badsey, Bretforton, Broadway, Harvington, Honeybourne, Norton and Offenham.
  • To assist ex-military personnel and their families
  • Assemble a rolling land bank

Our goals are:

Objective 2.2 Community needs – Through existing homes

"Using refurbishment schemes and planned maintenance to meet housing needs identified by national and regional strategies that are environmentally sustainable."

"Through our planned maintenance and other reinvestment programmes carry out works to our homes that reduce fuel poverty and encourage environmental sustainability."

Our goals are:

Objective 2.3 Community needs – Through work in the community

"Working with partners, we will contribute towards the creation of cohesive and inclusive communities through work in the community." 

Our goals are:

  • By 2020, in the South Midlands and Gloucestershire, provide high quality accommodation and associated services to support 60 Gypsy Roma Traveller (GRT) households (approximately 500 residents – 30% of identified needs for new pitches) improving health and well-being, educational attainment, social and financial inclusion; developing and promoting positive practice and equality
  • Our Community Investment Goal is to invest a minimum of £500,000 of people and cash resources annually in our local communities, measuring the outcomes of community initiatives that demonstrate the best social value return.
  • Our Financial Inclusion Goal is by 2017 to offer work, family and money advice to all our residents of working age in receipt of benefits (approximately 1,000).

Objective 2.4 Community needs – Through providing support services we will enable residents of the Rooftop Group and the wider community to lead active and independent lifestyles

Our goals are:

  • Implement organisational changes to deliver the Rooftop Support and Care revised 2014-2019 five year business plan, together with ambition to grow the volume of services by 10% by 2019.

Business development projects feature under this goal as does the project to “Implement recommendations Support and Care Working Party”.

  • Independent living – To support and help at least 1,000 older people, both Rooftop Residents and from the wider community, to live independent lives by March 2019
  • Health and well being – To promote and support health and well being for at least 500 younger people by March 2019