2019 – 2024
Welcome to Fairoak Housing Association’s Business Plan for 2019-2024 The Association was originally formed in 1990 and changed its name to Fairoak Housing Association in 2002.
We are a specialist not-for-profit Supported Housing Provider set up to provide high quality, safe, affordable and suitably adapted housing for people with a learning or other disability. The majority of our properties are in Cumbria but we also have accommodation in County Durham and Northumberland.
We employ 4 staff and provide accommodation with support to 100 people.
We offer a range of accommodation which includes independent living flats, shared houses and shared ownership properties, which allow people with a learning disability to own a share of their own home.
Our property portfolio includes property owned by the Association and property managed on behalf of others who are interested in providing high quality accommodation for our customer group.
The Association is registered under the Cooperative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 and is registered with the Regulator of Social Housing.
In common with other housing providers, the financial and operating environment in which we work has become increasingly challenging. Welfare reform and changes to government policy mean that we must scrutinise all of our activities to ensure that our limited resources can be maximised, quality is maintained, and we deliver services in the most cost-effective way to provide maximum benefit to our customers.
Over the past 5 years, we have increased our housing stock by 26% and invested £145,000 in planned improvements to our existing properties. In 2016/17, we launched Friends of Fairoak which aims to recruit volunteers and to fund opportunities and activities for our tenants to combat issues of social isolation and loneliness.
To date we have raised over £22,000 for Friends of Fairoak all of which will directly benefit our tenants and enable them to experience new activities and opportunities within the local community.
We are very proud of what we have achieved so far and we continue to be passionate about working with all of our customers to empower them to develop the skills and confidence to lead as independent and fulfilling lives as possible.
We are determined to continue to set ambitious goals and seek new and innovative ways of delivering more for less which will benefit our existing customers and enable us to continue to grow and deliver high quality accommodation to people with a learning or other disability.
Jackie Forster, Chair