Starfish is pleased to announce that it has been engaged to design and facilitate the Annual Forum for the Housing Alliance ~ a partnership between four community housing providers: Homes North, Homes Out West, Housing Plus and North Coast Community Housing. Through their collaboration as the Housing Alliance, they are the fourth largest community housing provider in Australia, with more than 3,000 tenancies being managed.
The Annual Forum is a strategically important meeting of Directors, CEOs and senior staff from the four partner organisations. This years priorities include consideration of the outcomes from a recent CEO’s UK Study Tour looking at leading practices in estate and community renewal, tenant participation and social impact investment.
CleanStart (pictured right) is a social enterprise set up by Trafford Housing Trust in Manchester, UK. It provides skill development and intensive mentoring for ex-offenders to keep them from re-offending, provide them with life alternatives and ‘turn them into great employees’. The enterprise is a stand-alone enterprise that must deliver excellent services to clients to be self-sustaining (like any business). They provide a variety of services including cleaning and lawn maintenance.
All four members of the Housing Alliance share Starfish’s passion and professional focus on strong regionally-based services. Each is an anchor in the region of focus, and of course housing is one of the most important and central foundations for social sustainability, and sustainability more generally.