Curo

We’re a housing association and house-builder providing great homes and high quality care and support services across the West of England.
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The virtual annual awards ceremony at housing association and house-builder, Curo, was hosted by comedian, Tom Allen, famous for his sartorial elegance, though staff, had the option of dressing up or down for the occasion. In another departure from the normal event, employees were all sent hampers of goodies and wine for their meal and were encouraged to bring the family along to join in the celebrations. In addition to the normal nominations for colleagues, chief executive, Vic da Cunha, was presented with an award for his care, support and leadership throughout the pandemic.

One of the largest landlords in the South West, the large Bath-based not-for-profit organisation provides homes as well as care and support services across the West of England for more than 25,000 customers. It manages more than 13,000 homes and builds hundreds of new ones every year.

Curo reinvests surpluses from its commercial house-building and lettings businesses into its social purpose which is to make communities thriving, sustainable places where people want to live and work.

The leadership team set up a daily COBRA style call during lockdown which fed into a daily emails from da Cunha, who did a Friday online chat where anyone could join for an hour to share what had been happening to them or just talk about non-work things. In addition to sending staff care packages in the first lockdown, Curo also delivered winter warming hot water bottles, fluffy socks and a personalised mug to them in November.

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My Team

87% of staff agreed

People in my team go out of their way to help me

Teams have organised their own activities to boost morale with activities including bake-off competitions, door step visits to team members, take-out dinners for each person, weekly quizzes, online bingo and a “mad” dance session. There were also team singalong sessions and a Friday afternoon Happy Hour.

Wellbeing

71% of staff agreed

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

Mental Health First Aiders have been running a weekly online chat room where colleagues can talk confidentially about how they are really feeling during the pandemic. Other initiatives include guided meditation sessions with a registered practitioner and twice weekly desk yoga sessions.

Giving Something Back

90% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

Despite a challenging year that has restricted its ability to do the usual fundraising events Curo managed to raise £4,262 for its charity of the year, Time is Precious. Other fundraising activities included quizzes and a family based STEPtember walking challenge to encourage staff to get out.

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87% of staff agreed

People in my team go out of their way to help me

Teams have organised their own activities to boost morale with activities including bake-off competitions, door step visits to team members, take-out dinners for each person, weekly quizzes, online bingo and a “mad” dance session. There were also team singalong sessions and a Friday afternoon Happy Hour.

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71% of staff agreed

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

Mental Health First Aiders have been running a weekly online chat room where colleagues can talk confidentially about how they are really feeling during the pandemic. Other initiatives include guided meditation sessions with a registered practitioner and twice weekly desk yoga sessions.

Giving Something Back
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90% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

Despite a challenging year that has restricted its ability to do the usual fundraising events Curo managed to raise £4,262 for its charity of the year, Time is Precious. Other fundraising activities included quizzes and a family based STEPtember walking challenge to encourage staff to get out.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1999
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
41
Employee average age
49% : 51%
Male : Female employee ratio
24%
Employees earning £35k+
14%
Employee turnover (voluntary)
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I couldn’t be more pleased with this result. Retaining our Best Companies 2 * ‘Outstanding’ rating is a fantastic achievement, made all the more remarkable given the challenging circumstances of the last twelve months.  In spite of the continuing pandemic, our amazing Curo team have continued to give their all, keeping our customers safe and providing vital housing and support services.  Our colleagues’ energy, dedication and determination to get the job done, and done well, shines through and makes me immensely proud to lead such a fabulous team.  We’re a people-centred business, and that means we work hard every day to be a great employer.  Ensuring that our workplace is vibrant, sustainable and effective, with our social purpose at its heart, means that we can deliver our best for our colleagues and for our customers.

Victor da Cunha, CEO

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