Broadland Housing has joined 4 other social housing providers in Norfolk and Suffolk to form a new informal alliance, Independent East.
The aim is to support each other in delivering better services to our tenants and local communities. The new alliance will also create a collective lobbying voice for social housing in the region.
Independent East describes itself as:
…made up of independently minded, and individually sustainable, housing associations with similar and complementary values and business objectives based in Norfolk and Suffolk, which are willing to share knowledge and experience; to support each other in the delivery of our individual corporate strategies; and to explore opportunities to work better together.
Independent East manifesto
The 5 organisations will create senior management forums to explore the potential for common approaches. However, each housing association will continue to operate independently of the others.
We are very much looking forward to collaborating with our Independent East Partners over the coming months and years.
We will be working together on new projects, sharing ideas and best practices, and supporting each other to have the biggest possible impact on the communities we serve while driving innovation and change within the housing industry.
This ambitious partnership fits well with our long-term customer-focused objectives, and we are proud to be a part of it.”
Wendy Evans-Hendrick, CEO, Orwell Housing Association