Golden Lane Housing launches Social Impact Report
September 6, 2022
Golden Lane Housing (GLH) has published its Social Impact Report for 2021-22. The publication illustrates the impact that the organisation, as a provider of specialised supported housing, has on the lives of people with a learning disability, or autism, throughout the country.
The report provides an update to a range of stakeholders including tenants, their families and social impact investors on the vital work being done to address the need for independent living arrangements for people with a learning disability or autism. It showcases some of the fantastic developments and investment made possible through partnership working and our social impact investors. The report also contains information on the organisation’s approach to tenant involvement and safeguarding, as well as case studies detailing the personal journeys of tenants who have moved into new developments over the past year.
Golden Lane Housing has recently become the first specialist supported housing provider to adopt the Sustainability Reporting Standard for Social Housing, as reported in national media. As such, next year it will be publishing on in its social impact through an Environmental Social and Governance perspective.
John Verge, Chief Executive at GLH, said: “Earlier this year we launched a new three year strategic plan that we call ‘Our Plan’ which was co-produced with tenants and our board. Our focus is not only on providing high quality and safe homes, but on making a real positive impact on the lives of people with a learning disability or autism. Our latest Social Impact Report is a window into some of the great work the GLH team has carried out to deliver on our Vision and Mission.
“I am really proud of what we have all achieved over the past year which ended with us becoming an independent charitable Community Benefit Society, following our demerger from the Royal Mencap Society, which remains our strongest partner in working to deliver independent living for our current and future tenants.
“The Social Impact Report also outlines our work with another of our partners, the Learning Disability and Autism Housing Network. In the coming year both organisations will be collaborating with the Housing Learning and Improvement Network (Housing LIN) to undertake research aimed at influencing future ministerial and government policy towards the housing needs of people with a learning disability or autism.”
You can read the full report by clicking here.
You can also read GLH’s 2021-2022 Annual Report and Financial Statements by clicking here.
You can find out more about the Learning Disability and Autism Housing Network by clicking here.
About Golden Lane Housing:
Golden Lane Housing (GLH) is one of the country’s leading supported housing landlords for people with a learning disability. We provide high quality housing across England, Wales and Northern Ireland that is tailored to meet a person’s specific needs and work in partnership with more than 150 support providers to ensure people have access to the support they need to live independently both in their home and community.
About Our Plan:
Golden Lane Housing (GLH) has launched its new three-year strategic plan, also known as ‘Our Plan 2022 – 2025.’ It focuses on providing safe and well repaired homes and making sure our services and the way we communicate are designed for people with a learning disability or autism.
You can read more about Our Plan and download plain English or easy read copies by going to: https://www.glh.org.uk/golden-lane-housing-launches-new-three-year-plan-co-produced-with-tenants/