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Gedling Homes sets out new ‘Mastarplans’ to improve its neighbourhoods

10 May 2018

Gedling Homes launched its newly improved Neighbourhood ‘Mastarplans’ on Tuesday 8th May at a sun-soaked event with partners and residents at Café 1899 in Gedling Country Park.

The star-rated ‘Mastarplans’ will help the housing association to improve local issues like anti-social behaviour, unemployment and health & wellbeing and ultimately make their neighbourhoods and communities better places to live.

The ‘Mastarplans’ have been developed in consultation with residents, partner agencies and staff. Their feedback has allowed Gedling Homes to measure performance and satisfaction in each neighbourhood against a set of actions. Using this information, the neighbourhoods are given and a star-rating system of 3, 4 and 5 stars (5 being the best), as well as a plan to improve the ratings. All 10 of the Gedling areas will have its own plan with bespoke interventions to help ‘lift’ the area.

Gedling Homes launched its first three-year neighbourhood plans in 2014 and in that time most neighbourhoods saw an improvement in their star rating.

 

Pictured: Mark Vasey (Neighbourhood Manager) and Jemma Davey (Neighbourhoods Apprentice) at the launch event 

Jason Cannon, Director of Gedling Homes said: “These new neighbourhood ‘Mastarplans’ build on the work we’ve been doing over the last few years to improve the communities where we work.

“We are now focusing on new local priorities based on feedback from tenants who’ve helped us to say what work needs to be done and where.”

The ‘Mastarplans’ also give tenants advice on how to make their money go further with handy tips and links to affordable services.

Gedling Homes ‘Mastarplans’ are based on the system implemented by their partner New Charter Homes, a housing association based in Tameside, Greater Manchester which is also part of the Jigsaw Group. Their star-rated ‘Mastarplans’ were launched in early 2017 and they have already begun to see vast improvements in their neighbourhoods improve thanks to the plans.