Leading Midlands landlord whg has become one of the first UK housing associations to sign up to a new Board Charter for Community Investment.
The Walsall-based housing association has signed up to the charter, which was launched by the Centre for Excellence in Community Investment in December, to demonstrate its commitment to creating places that thrive.
Theresa Huburn, Corporate Director, said: “We are proud to be more than just a landlord, and recognise the important role we play in shaping communities and enabling neighbourhoods to flourish.
“During the current pandemic, our role at the heart of the local community has enabled us to support some of the most vulnerable people affected by the crisis, helping to coordinate the local response with food parcel deliveries, welfare checks and more.
“Signing up to this charter demonstrates our continued commitment to investing in projects and initiatives that enhance the lives of local people.”
Andrew van Doorn, Chief Executive of HACT, said: “We congratulate whg in signing up to the Board Charter for Community Investment.
“In signing up to the Charter, they have demonstrated their commitment to community investment and highlighted their role as a leading anchor institution in Walsall. We have been inspired by their response to the Covid-19 crisis, where they have demonstrated their value as a place-based organisation, their commitment to their communities, and their responsiveness and agility in meeting the needs of thousands of vulnerable residents in Walsall.”
Read whg's 2019 Social Value report to find out more about our impact in the communities we serve: