believe housing

We are one of the largest housing associations in the North East, providing affordable, modern and excellent housing.
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A multimillion-pound cash injection means believe housing, a multi-award-winning housing association, will build 1,250 new homes, upgrade thousands more and extend the support it offers to communities.

The not-for-profit housing association based in Co Durham will use the cash to transform homes and communities. It will double its home-building programme and spend more than £6 million extra on improving the energy efficiency of existing homes.

Extra money will also be pumped into believe housing's successful community investment programme, which provided more than £150,000 to charities and groups in the past year. Chief executive of believe housing, Bill Fullen said: “This is one of the largest investments in housing that the region has seen. Demand for truly affordable housing has probably never been higher and this investment will help us to go further than ever before to meet that demand.

“Being an award-winning housing association is about helping people into work, providing high-quality advice and supporting the voluntary groups that make a difference in our communities.”

Believe housing is one of the North East's largest housing associations and it prides itself on putting its tenants and its people at the heart of everything it does. It applauds diversity and encourages learning at every opportunity. Its mission is to strive every day to improve on what it did the day before, because being better never stops at believe housing. Agility in its thought processes and how it works is the believe way.

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My Manager

79% of staff agreed

My manager shares important knowledge and information with me

The organisation is running a leadership development programme in partnership with management company Raise the Bar. Called Leading the believe Way, it includes six core modules which explore the five conversations of a people manager, how they can apply them and how they can become a more emotionally intelligent leader.

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81% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

Believe housing mixes key frontline trade workers and office-based staff to achieve a strong and consistent culture. “We know engaged people deliver great services for customers, and we want to attract and retain the best people to do that,” says Fullen.

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69% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

The wellbeing strategy aims to create a positive and safe working environment in which the business and the individual can thrive. It has seven themes: a positive environment; policies and practice; social wellbeing; health; finance; culture and behaviour; and performance management.

My Manager
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79% of staff agreed

My manager shares important knowledge and information with me

The organisation is running a leadership development programme in partnership with management company Raise the Bar. Called Leading the believe Way, it includes six core modules which explore the five conversations of a people manager, how they can apply them and how they can become a more emotionally intelligent leader.

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81% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

Believe housing mixes key frontline trade workers and office-based staff to achieve a strong and consistent culture. “We know engaged people deliver great services for customers, and we want to attract and retain the best people to do that,” says Fullen.

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69% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

The wellbeing strategy aims to create a positive and safe working environment in which the business and the individual can thrive. It has seven themes: a positive environment; policies and practice; social wellbeing; health; finance; culture and behaviour; and performance management.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2016
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
44
Employee average age
54% : 46%
Male : Female employee ratio
0%
Employees earning £35k+
Employee turnover (voluntary)
Quote from the top...
“To get two stars at any time is hugely significant; to do it during the midst of a global pandemic when people are quite exhausted during the third lockdown is phenomenal. This result is something to be proud of, but we don’t see this as finished business. We know engaged people deliver great services for customers, and we want to attract and retain the best people to do that.”

Bill Fullen, CEO - Believe Housing

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