Proud to be a member of PlaceShapers

GCH becomes member of PlaceShapers

We are delighted to announce we have joined the PlaceShapers network of more than 100 community-focused housing associations.

Guy Stenson, Chief Executive, said: “We are proud of our deep roots in the city and the long-term impact of the work that we do, the relationships and networks that we value and foster within the city as we work to create and maintain an environment where our customers and colleagues can thrive.

“Our role as a place shaper is important to us, it’s in our organisational DNA; our values and purpose aligned with those of PlaceShapers.

“We are keen to strengthen our links and develop our thinking and influence with like-minded organisations, recognising the impact that we can have together.”

Matthew Walker, PlaceShapers Chair and Chief Executive of Leeds Federated Housing, said: “PlaceShapers is a network of like-minded organisations who share a commitment to helping communities thrive. With its deep roots and focus on place, Gloucester City Homes shares this ethos and we are delighted to welcome them to the network.”

Membership is assessed by the PlaceShapers Board of the housing association chief executives, based on:

  • Demonstrating a long-standing commitment to the places it operates and how it strives to improve the social and economic resilience of the communities it works with.
  • Putting residents and customers at the centre of what it does and ensures they have real influence on the organisation.
  • Being locally focused and works actively with local authorities and local partners to improve and shape places at a strategic and operational level.
  • Building homes that respond to local housing needs and providing more than just landlord services because it cares about the people and places where it works.

About PlaceShapers
PlaceShapers is a national network of community-focused housing organisations that help communities to thrive. PlaceShapers is run ‘by members, for members’, collaborating for greater influence. Together we:
– Communicate the unique role of place-based housing associations to ensure the sector is understood and valued by politicians and stakeholders.
– Connect with our members and facilitate access to support to help them address the challenges they face in delivering their place-shaping role.
– Collaborate with members and the wider sector to give residents a voice that is heard by housing associations and government.