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New mag saves social landlord £45,000


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New mag saves social landlord 45,000 New mag saves social landlord 45,000

A social landlord's residents’ magazine has saved the firm nearly £45,000 in the first year of its existence.

Spectrum Housing Group's One Voice mag replaced four newsletters the organisation sent out pre-amalgamation when it consisted of four registered providers: Medina Housing Association, Signpost Housing Association, Signpost Care Partnerships and Western Challenge Housing Association.

When the group amalgamated in 2013, it asked the Spectrum residents group to look at whether they wanted to join their newsletters into the one publication.

Checking out the costs, they came to a swift decision that they would like a single publication.

Yasmin White, resident network director at Spectrum Housing Group said: "The Spectrum residents group scrutiny of our approach to the resident magazine has generated a saving of nearly £45,000 which can be re-invested back into front line services.

"This is a real testament to the fact that resident scrutiny really works as not only do we have a new magazine that has had terrific feedback from residents, we also have a significant on-going cost saving which can support other activities such as a wider programme of resident training."


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