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ALMOs celebrating housing high on Sunday Times list

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities

ALMOs look to self-financing to safeguard future  ALMOs look to self-financing to safeguard future

Eight arm’s length management organisations (ALMOs) are celebrating after being recognised on the Sunday Times list of the Top 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations To Work For.

The Best Companies list is cross sector, countrywide and seen as an industry benchmark for best practice.

Sue Roberts MBE, chair of the National Federation of ALMOs (NFA), said: “To have eight ALMOs recognised in the 100 Best Companies list is a great achievement and cements the position of the ALMO movement in providing worthwhile career opportunities for people across the country.

"By focusing on continuously developing and motivating staff and by making working for companies a rewarding experience, ALMOs are able to offer the best and most professional service possible to their customers, despite working within the confines of the current times of austerity.”

Dale and Valley Homes, the highest ranked ALMO, coming in third on the list, achieved its high ranking after being recognised in the top 25 organisations in every one of the judges’ criteria.

Poole Housing Partnership retained 36th place for the second consecutive year, reflecting its commitment to staff well-being and the promotion of an empowerment culture throughout the organisation.

Wolverhampton Homes entered the list in 40th position in just its second year of working towards becoming a Best Company.

South Tyneside Homes was rated at 43rd in the list and was identified in the top 25 organisations for leadership.

Meanwhile, Northwards Housing has been recognised in the chart for the third time and leapt up nearly 30 places in this year’s list.

Stockport Homes has achieved this accolade for the fourth consecutive year and was ranked among the top 25 organisations for ‘Giving Something Back’ to the community.

Having steadily improved their results over the last three years, Berneslai Homes has achieved recognition for the range of benefits and flexible working opportunities that they offer to staff.

Gloucester City Homes came in at 66th place on the list.

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