Stockport Homes

Stockport Homes is a limited company that manages 11,500 homes on behalf of Stockport Council.
http://www.stockporthomes.org

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Stockport Homes Group provides accommodation for more than 30,000 customers – and about 100,000 bees.

Two hives have been installed on the roof of SHG's headquarters as part of its efforts to give something back to the environment. Other measures include solar PV electricity and an electric pool-bike scheme. A 22-storey tower block managed by SHG has been converted to biomass energy, cutting its carbon footprint by 90%.

This arm's length management organisation manages the borough council's 11,500 homes and delivers related services for homeless people, sheltered accommodation residents and people with disabilities. It is developing more homes for rent or shared ownership, and repairs and maintains 50 schools and retirement homes.

SHG's mission of “One team, transforming lives” was well demonstrated during the pandemic, when staff who were unable to do their jobs from home volunteered to take on alternative responsibilities to support front-line services.

They helped to answer more than 8,000 welfare calls from vulnerable residents during the main restrictions and made deliveries for SHG's community food stores, known as Pantries.

The Pantries worked with the council and local foodbanks to provide nearly 4,500 food parcels to people in need.

SHG's senior leadership team worked hard to to keep the workforce connected during the pandemic. The annual colleague festival was livestreamed for the first time. The theme was "#15 years of transforming lives", as SHG was founded in 2005, and the event included awards and a directors Q&A.

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My Manager

90% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

Stockport Homes has developed a three-level Progression Pathway to support its aspiring and developing managers. At level two they have the opportunity to study for qualifications from the Chartered Management Institute, and individuals at every level are allocated a mentor.

My Team

81% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

A weekly Catch-up Corner was introduced to encourage cross-team interaction during the pandemic. Colleagues shared a brew and discussed a contentious topic, such as "Marmite: love it or hate it?". Also, Insight, SHG's internal newsletter, was published daily rather than weekly to keep staff updated.

Giving Something Back

66% of staff agreed

I am happy with the pay and benefits I receive in this job

SHG rewards 100% attendance with additional time off and vouchers. Some staff donated their vouchers to MQ, a mental health research group which is SHG's current chosen charity. Other colleagues completed the Great Manchester Run, and employees' children made and sold sweet boxes.

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