Here’s how we’ve grown, invested and built on our strengths in the last 12 months.
Good Work is our service that works with people to find and stay in a job where they can thrive. Our coaches work with people with physical and mental health conditions to build on their strengths, and find employment that’s right.
Our new Good Work jobs platform advertises roles that pay the real Living Wage and offer consistent hours.
“I’m literally living my dream. I know that is going to sound odd to some people, but I have always wanted to do this, and now I’m finally doing it!”
Visit findgoodwork.co.uk to read Suzanne’s good work story and find out more about the service.
We believe that everybody has the right to choose to live in their own home. Our new Promoting Independence Project supports people with a mental health condition to move out of residential care and into their own home.
Jill has moved from residential care into her own home. We asked her about how she’s settling in…
What do you love about your new home?
Everything. My bed! It’s big and comfy. It’s peaceful and quiet, and I enjoy sitting out on the balcony where I now grow my own plants. I feel really secure being on the first floor and having an intercom system. It feels cosy in my new home.
What’s changed since you’ve moved?
I’m not needing to share with any other people, I have my own space. I feel stronger mentally. I’ve been able to spend more quality time with my daughter and grandchildren. I have grown in confidence and self-esteem.
What are you most proud of achieving?
My independence. I have surprised myself with how well I have adapted to having my own independence. It’s gone better than I thought it might.
What are your hopes for the future?
To live! To live my life to the full. Socialising and going out, being busy doing the things I enjoy.
Forge New Homes is our new joint venture with four other housing associations. We’ll work together to increase the supply of affordable homes in the Sheffield City Region, and submitted plans for our first development in May.
We worked with Rother Living to market The Bellows (pictured), a collection of two and three-bedroom semi-detached houses in Rawmarsh. On the site we have a total of 30 shared-ownership homes, which are being sold by Crucible Sales and Lettings.
For the latest on our new housing, check out our New homes page.