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Aspire Housing

Location:

Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire

Key contact:

Chloe Challinor, Marketing Manager

Contact:

01782 635200, cchallinor@aspirehousing.co.uk

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Aspire Housing is part of we are aspire.  we are aspire comprises three businesses: Aspire Housing, PM Training and the Realise charity. Together, we blend commercial expertise with social purpose and revitalise communities by providing homes, training, employment and support. 
 

During 2015/16

  • 948 customers received advice on dealing with their debts
  • Our Employment and Skills team helped 317 customers with 108 gaining jobs and 85 attending training from which 46 achieved recognised qualifications
  • Thirty customers aged 19-24 took advantage of our Aspire 2 Work pledge providing access to training and apprenticeships
  • We created 62 apprentices in business, housing and construction
  • 10% of our workforce are working towards apprentcieship frameworks
  • Through PM Training, over 700 apprenticeships were created working with a business network of over 1000 local companies

We are committed to leading the way within our sector and continue to provide a positive impact within our local community. During the last year we have doubled our social return on investment. Our apprenticeship pledges remain at the forefront on our business.

 

Read our Corporate Plan for 2016-2021

 

 

we build / we train / we support : we are aspire

Social return on investments

 

The achievement of positive social impact is a core element of our corporate strategy as articulated in we build, we train, we support messaging.

Through PM Training we provide support to customers and communities to access jobs and training.

Read our value for money statement here to learn more about our social return in communities.

Why we joined PlaceShapers

"Our customers are at the heart of everything we do and by being a member of the PlaceShapers Group, we will be working with like-minded organisations in our aim to provide excellent services"

 During October 2015, our Group Chief Executive, Sinéad Butters became Chair of Placeshapers. She said: 

“For me, at this point in our history, it wasn't a difficult decision to stand.  Now is the time for PlaceShaper members to really promote what we do; to make the case for house building of all tenures and community investment, for aspiration, social mobility and regeneration, working hand in hand.  These things aren't mutually exclusive and we have proven our model works.  Now it's time others get that message too.

“In my role as Chair, I am determined I get to know our members even better and with their help ensure our value and the value of our sector doesn't get lost forever.”

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