bpha joins PlaceShapers

bpha joins PlaceShapers

bpha is delighted to announce it has joined the PlaceShapers network of around 100 housing associations.

PlaceShapers is a national network of community-focused housing organisations that help communities to thrive. PlaceShapers is run ‘by members, for members’, collaborating for greater influence.

Richard Hill, Chief Executive of bpha, said: “Placeshaper’s ethos, commitments and activities align strongly with our own. We are rooted in a tight geographical area. We invest in our homes and communities, building strong local partnerships, and improving the long-term prosperity and sustainability of the places where we work.

“We believe PlaceShapers provides a platform for organisations to have a strong collective voice. And most importantly for the voice of customers and those we serve to be represented.”

Matthew Walker, PlaceShapers Chair and Chief Executive of Leeds Federated Housing, said: “PlaceShapers is a national network of place-based landlords who work together to help communities thrive. Members are ambitious for their communities, committed to long-term solutions, united in our purpose, and firmly in it for the long term. With its focus on place, bpha shares this ethos and we are delighted to welcome them.”

Membership is assessed by the PlaceShapers Board of the housing association chief executives, based on:

  • Demonstrating a long-standing commitment to the places it operates and how it strives to improve the social and economic resilience of the communities it works with
  • Putting residents and customers at the centre of what it does and ensures they have real influence on the organisation
  • Being locally focused and works actively with local authorities and local partners to improve and shape places at a strategic and operational level
  • Building homes that respond to local housing needs and providing more than just landlord services because it cares about the people and places where it works.

Find out more about PlaceShapers at www.placeshapers.org.