RHP Group is delighted to announce it has joined the PlaceShapers network of more than 100 community-focused housing associations.
RHP’s Chief Executive Sarah Thomas said: “We believe that being part of a collective of other passionate place-based housing organisations will enable us to have a stronger voice, and help us to play our part in creating positive change for our sector, and most importantly our residents and communities.”
PlaceShapers Chair Matthew Walker said: “PlaceShapers is a network of like-minded organisations who share a commitment to helping local communities thrive. Together we are ambitious for our communities, committed to long-term solutions, united in our purpose, and firmly in it for the longer term.
“We know our voice and impact are stronger together; we connect, communicate and collaborate for greater influence. Together we are ambitious for our communities, committed to long-term solutions, united in our purpose, and firmly in it for the longer term. RHP shares this ethos and we are delighted to welcome them to the network”.
Membership is assessed by the PlaceShapers Board of the housing association chief executives, based on:
- Demonstrating a long-standing commitment to the places it operates and how it strives to improve the social and economic resilience of the communities it works with.
- Putting residents and customers at the centre of what it does and ensures they have real influence on the organisation.
- Being locally focused and works actively with local authorities and local partners to improve and shape places at a strategic and operational level.
- Building homes that respond to local housing needs and providing more than just landlord services because it cares about the people and places where it works.