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Wythenshawe Community Housing Group
This report provides a transparent account of the social value Wythenshawe Community Housing Group’s operations from March 2020. Given the scale of impact of the Covid-19 pand also highlights the additional support we have been able to p and vulnerable tenants during the crisis.
We are a Manchester-based housing association responsible for some 13,700 properties providing
a home to more than 29,000 people – 37% of
the Wythenshawe community. Our purpose is to create communities where people choose to live and work, having pride in their homes and services.
We have a critical role as a community-
based business that goes beyond housing. In Wythenshawe we are a major local employer, investor, support provider and enabler, building on the strengths of local people, organisations and the wider community.
In July 2020 we launched the Group’s new ‘Corporate Plan’ which sets out our journey to 2022 and beyond. The heart of the Corporate Plan is four Strategic Themes: More Homes; Living Well; Great Places; Smarter Business.
In the autumn of 2020 we will work with Board, tenants and colleagues to review our purpose and the strategic planning horizon. We will extend our plans to 2025 once we are confident years’ three to five will meet the needs of tenants, the wider community and of our business at that time.
We are committed
to rebalancing
our resources in
partnership with
residents and local organisations so that
we can, together,
become catalysts
for long-term positive change. In this time of coronavirus, this way of working looks more relevant than ever before.
I’d like to say a huge thank you to our colleagues, tenants and partner organisations for everything they do for Wythenshawe and I’m looking forward to all we achieve together in the year ahead.
Nick Horne
Group Chief Executive Officer
 As Chair of the Tenant Committee, I am delighted to present to you this report on the social value generated by Wythenshawe Community Housing
Group in the last year.
Covid-19 has had a huge impact in our communities during 2020. Many of us have lost loved ones, been confined to our homes, or lost our jobs.
The housing group was able to redeploy its staff to make and deliver more than 11,000 meals through the Wythenshawe Foodbank to those in most
need, as well as make thousands of wellbeing calls to older and vulnerable tenants, and help people finds jobs. With this report go my heartfelt thanks
to all the tenants, volunteers, staff and Board members who have come together to make this happen.
One of the roles of Tenant Committee is to provide guidance and challenge to the Leadership Team on how the Group invests in Wythenshawe and its
communities. If you’re a tenant and have something to say or want to be involved, we’d love to hear from you.
Janet Papworth
Chair of Tenant Committee
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