Longhurst Group included in Top 50 Landlords list

Published on: Saturday, 13th July 2019

A leading housing association which manages thousands of homes across the East Midlands is celebrating after once again being named in the top 50 social landlords.

The list, compiled by 24housing magazine, recognises the best social housing landlords across the sector.

Longhurst Group has been ranked 42nd in this year’s list after hundreds of entries were submitted.

Judges recognised the group’s position as a leading developer and provider of a range of care and support services right across the more than 23,000 homes across the Midlands and East of England.

In the last year alone, the Group’s in-house Academy has generated over £200,000 worth of social value and delivered more than 100 life-changing qualifications to customers.

Over 4,000 people receive a range of quality care and support services, while during the last year, its Money Advice Service supported more than 750 customers to boost their finances by almost £1m.

Julie Doyle, Chief Executive of Longhurst Group, said: “We are delighted to have been included in this list by both our peers and the judging panel. To be ranked in the top 50 social housing landlords highlights our significant progression as an organisation.

“Following the Group’s consolidation and the launch of our 2025 Improving Lives strategy, we are confident that we will continue to improve the services we provide to customers and carry on improving as a landlord.

“Everything we do as an organisation is about improving people’s lives and this ranking, coupled with our ambitious building programme for 2019/20, shows that we are focused on continuing to enhance the wellbeing of our customers, in particular their physical, mental and financial health.

“I would also like to pay tribute to all colleagues who work for the Group and thank them for their continued hard work which has helped us achieve this positive ranking.”

In January, the Group was announced as a strategic partner with Homes England, which saw it receive an additional £71.7 million to support its ambition to deliver at least 1,000 homes a year. Meanwhile, during 2017/18, the Group invested £17million in the maintenance and improvement of its existing homes.

Longhurst Group has recently consolidated the four member companies that used to make up the group, citing benefits such as simplifying its structure, improving efficiency and enhancing the service the group provides customers.

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