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Babu Bhattacherjee, Director of Community and Neighbourhoods
020 7510 0555, Babu.Bhattacherjee@poplarharca.co.uk
|Homes managed||Homes to be built to 2022/23|
|General needs social housing units managed||Housing for older people, supported housing and care home units managed||Low cost home ownership units||Temporary social housing||Non-social housing|
|General needs social housing units managed||5538|
|Housing for older people, supported housing and care home units managed||0|
|Low cost home ownership units||75|
|Temporary social housing||0|
Our Communities and Neighbourhoods (CaN) programme is a key priority for us. In the year our total spend on Community Regeneration of £4.9m (2016: £4.9m) was partially offset by external funding of £1.5m (2016: £1.1m) resulting in a net investment by Poplar HARCA of £3.4m for the year (2016: £3.8m).
The Employment and Training team have engaged with approximately 1,200 people throughout the year, providing one to one support, organising jobs fairs and running accredited training for work. As a result, 300 people successfully got a job and 450 residents have achieved qualifications.
Our communities and neighbourhoods (CaN) programme utilises community assets and a £2.8m annual revenue budget to produce social returns valued between £17M and £25m a year (calculated by HACT). For example, we supported 450 people to achieve training qualifications and got 300 local people into jobs. This amounts to a social impact value of £3.5m. Getting 232 JSA claimants and 68 ESA claimants into jobs meant a savings of £4m to the Treasury, based on their formula.
The Placeshapers Group is a fantastic network of small and medium Housing Associations covering the breadth of the UK. Together we share a set of core values to transform the homes of individuals, and to add quality of life through regenerating an entire area including infrastructure, services, activities, employment, health and education. Being part of the PlaceShapers Group gives us a unified voice to ensure these key passions will be maintained in the future.
Placeshapers retweeted Becky Whitmore
Glad to see this response to the vile leaflet and that it's not from the parish council.
14 Apr 2019
Placeshapers retweeted Paul Hackett
Much as I applaud government for this initiative it’s only part of story. 1.4m low-income households depend on #PRS… https://t.co/ppjTw4zeRa
15 Apr 2019
Placeshapers retweeted Rachael Orr
Great news the Govt plans to stop short-notice evictions for tenants. Long overdue. Well done to @Shelter… https://t.co/v5EFg7e721
15 Apr 2019
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