Places for People transfer social homes to Raglan
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities
Places for People has transferred 92 social homes to fellow housing association Raglan.
The properties in Woking, Surrey brings Raglan's total portfolio in the county to 205 homes.
The two to four-bedroom houses will be locally managed by Greenoak, a Woking-based social housing provider.
Greenoak plans to improve the sustainability and energy efficiency of the properties and will carry out an initial eco audit.
It will also provide a Green Doctor service to tenants to address fuel poverty and help to reduce fuel bills.
Repairs and planned works will be carried out by Greenoak’s direct labour team.
“Our ambition is be one of the UK’s leading social landlords, putting people at the heart of everything we do. These are good quality homes, which will be sustainably managed by Greenoak. By working together we can deliver value and efficiency, which will benefit our respective organisations and residents alike," said Raglan's chief executive, Nick Harris.
Diana Kingdon, chief executive of Greenoak, added: “The agreement to manage these homes on behalf of Raglan is reflection of our shared values and of Greenoak’s reputation as leaders in sustainable housing.
"We are committed to providing excellent service to residents and a key element of our business strategy is based around partnering with like-minded organisations.”