Longhurst Group once again named in Top 50 Landlords list
12 July 2019
Longhurst Group is delighted to have once again been included in the Top 50 landlords by a national magazine.
We have been ranked 42nd in this year’s list, which is compiled by 24housing magazine to recognise the best social housing landlords across the sector.
Hundreds of entries were submitted this year. The judging criteria included how many people an organisation has helped into work, how much money it had saved through efficiencies and how much they gained for tenants through procuring additional benefits.
Judges recognised our position as a leading developer and provider of a range of care and support services right across our more than 23,000 homes across the Midlands and East of England.
In the last year alone, our 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, our Money Advice Service supported more than 750 customers to boost their finances by almost £1m.
Following our 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.
Julie Doyle, Chief Executive, 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 our 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 and thank them for their continued hard work which has helped us achieve this positive ranking.”
In January, we were announced as a strategic partner with Homes England, which saw us receive an additional £71.7 million to support our ambition to deliver at least 1,000 homes a year. Meanwhile, during 2017/18, we invested £17million in the maintenance and improvement of its existing homes.
We are also one of four associations that form Evera Homes. Launched in June 2018, Evera aims to deliver a minimum of 2,000 homes in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Area.