Accent Housing

Supporting people to build better futures.
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https://www.accentgroup.org/

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Making a difference and improving people's lives is part of the job at Accent Group which has been providing a roof over people's heads since 1966. Today the housing association owns almost 22,000 properties across the north, east and south of the country which are home to more than 40,000 residents. A registered society for the benefit of the community, Accent has plans to build many more homes.

Looking after staff so they can look after residents is a priority for the organisation. It has a dedicated learning and development team supporting employees to reach their potential through internal and external learning. An employee-led health and wellbeing group supports the welfare of staff and there are employee-led business resource groups. These groups give people who share a particular characteristic, interest or background a space to come together, support each other and help drive change.

The company did not furlough anyone during the pandemic, which meant staff felt safe financially. It also increased its employee assistance programme cover to include counselling for all staff, as part of a drive to focus more on wellbeing. As it embraces more agile working practices, it wants to create a culture of trust based on its values of being smart, driven, caring and inclusive.

The association's strategy focuses on delivering quality homes and sustainable communities, a personal customer experience and an inspirational workplace.

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My Company

92% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

Two-thirds of staff are women, but the association recognises the need for greater female representation in senior leadership roles to reflect the make-up of staff. At manager level, 59% of roles are held by women, but Accent Group is committed to ensuring there are progression pathways to make more senior leadership roles available to women.
My Manager

90% of staff agreed

My manager shares important knowledge and information with me

The association has recently launched a new performance framework and provided training for all managers. Its people business partners have a specific customer base, which enables them to act as supportive critical friends with each manager within that. Part of this includes providing bespoke training for people-related processes.
Giving Something Back

76% of staff agreed

This organisation has a strong social conscience

In response to the financial burden the pandemic was placing on people across the country, Accent was instrumental in setting up the More Than Homes campaign. It seeks to raise £1m for the Trussell Trust, an organisation that supports the UK’s largest network of food banks. The campaign has become a sector-wide initiative.
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92% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

Two-thirds of staff are women, but the association recognises the need for greater female representation in senior leadership roles to reflect the make-up of staff. At manager level, 59% of roles are held by women, but Accent Group is committed to ensuring there are progression pathways to make more senior leadership roles available to women.
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90% of staff agreed

My manager shares important knowledge and information with me

The association has recently launched a new performance framework and provided training for all managers. Its people business partners have a specific customer base, which enables them to act as supportive critical friends with each manager within that. Part of this includes providing bespoke training for people-related processes.
Giving Something Back
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76% of staff agreed

This organisation has a strong social conscience

In response to the financial burden the pandemic was placing on people across the country, Accent was instrumental in setting up the More Than Homes campaign. It seeks to raise £1m for the Trussell Trust, an organisation that supports the UK’s largest network of food banks. The campaign has become a sector-wide initiative.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1966
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
43
Employee average age
33% : 65%
Male : Female employee ratio
26%
Employees earning £35k+
12%
Employee turnover (voluntary)
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We’re committed to delivering the best possible customer outcomes and are working together to build an inspirational workplace based on innovation and collaboration. The Best Companies survey is a key measure in our corporate strategy and from our previous results, we know that we’re heading in the right direction to achieve our goal of ‘3 Star Accreditation’ by 2024.

Paul Dolan, CEO

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