We’re part of We Care Day 2018 on Friday 14 September when we will clear a garden for a vulnerable resident, host an IT workshop for residents, have a 'lunch and learn' for staff and raise money for Streetlytes.
Through these we've pledged 38 hours to the PlaceShapers Care-ometer. This is part of almost 2000 hours pledged by PlaceShapers - a network of more than 100 community-focused housing associations - around the country.
Chief Executive Matt Campion said: “We are much more than a landlord. We have homes that people can afford but also provide services that build communities. We Care is an opportunity for us to highlight the difference that these services make and also for our staff to use their own volunteer time to do even more to help our residents and communities.”
Our project to help a resident with their garden is part of our Honey Days scheme, in which staff use their volunteering time to help an elderly or vulnerable resident with a job at their home.
Our IT workshop will be organised by our Community Investment team and will be at our Craft Court office at 57 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith. If you or someone you know would like help learning how to use technology, feel free to drop by between 12pm and 2pm.
PlaceShapers chair Sinéad Butters said: “Up and down the country We Care Day focuses on the rich diversity of ways that our members care for people and communities. Whilst we take great care in providing high-quality homes that are safe and well maintained, we also focus on the people who live in them, working with them and our wider partners to ensure we provide what’s needed. We Care shows what this means on a day-to-day basis.”
Placeshapers is a national network of more than 100 community-focused housing associations. Together PlaceShapers members have 850,000 homes and are building 88,000 more homes by 2022. We provide services to more than two million people. We re-invest 100% of our profits into our homes and communities and have helped more than 60,000 people into work since 2010.