Quick facts
  • Year established:
    1998
  • Website:
    https://www.glh.org.uk/
  • Contact
    • Golden Lane Housing, Parkway Four, Parkway Business Centre, Princess Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, M14 7HR

About Golden Lane Housing

Golden Lane Housing are a housing association specialising and exclusively housing people with learning disabilities to support independent living.

Golden Lane Housing (GLH) was created by Mencap over 20 years ago to tackle the devastating problems people with a learning disability face when finding a new home. As a unique housing association, GLH starts with the individual, families and carers. They meet with them to understand specific needs and importantly their desires for a home, and then GLH source the best option which can be adapted and decorated to tenants choice.

GLH have nearly 1000 individual dispersed properties across the country which provide high quality homes tailored to the needs of the tenants. Offering choice for personalised fittings and decorations makes a huge difference to someone who often has never had the chance to choose their surroundings.

It is important to GLH that they do not forget the dedication and hard work from employees on a daily basis. They have therefore created a recognition process called 'You Rock'. The 'You Rock' programme allows for employees to mention and recognise colleagues that have gone over and above and want them to know.


What is it like to work for Golden Lane Housing

Leadership
Leadership
The CEO recently invited all staff to feed into the Corporate Plan for the next 5 years, showing his his view around everyone having a valid voice in the plans for the future. 
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
GLH provide employees with e-learning tools, external coaching and mentoring, job shadowing opportunities and paid time off for study.
My Company
My Company
GLH hold accountability days where teams meet with Executives to discuss progress, ideas and barriers to success give an opportunity for teams to offer suggestions and changes to decisions made by Executives during their strategy writing. 

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff Turnover:

    11%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    29%

  • Average Age:

    44

  • Male : Female:

    46% / 54%

  • Staff:

    89

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