The Regenda Group is now made up of eight subsidiary organisations, working across a range of sectors, including housing, homelessness, construction and training.
Given the range of subsidiaries owned by Regenda, it is unsurprising that they offer a wealth of socially valuable projects designed to make a profound difference in people’s lives. Following a chat with Nina Peters, Director of Business Transformation, one of the most their striking and inspiring projects involves a new partnership with the mental health charity, Chasing the Stigma.
As this partnership is the first example in the UK of a housing association and national mental health charity coming together, this is an initiative worth celebrating.
This is a topical issue which is being more openly discussed. Mental health is something that can affect any member of society.
Following staff feedback, Regenda has committed to provide all 700 staff with high quality, mental health training in order to improve staff understanding, create a more empathetic staff culture and to offer appropriate solutions to all stakeholders challenged by mental health, namely through the Hub of Hope app.
This partnership will also benefit Regenda customers, as staff can use their knowledge and experience to support Regenda communities.
Here at Impact, we are extremely passionate about mental health, and we endorse any campaigns that champion mental health awareness, just like this project spearheaded by our sister company, Reason Digital. As such, we want to congratulate Regenda for advocating such an important cause. We can’t wait to see the social impact results!
One Manchester: Many social initiatives.
One Manchester, a housing provider who operates within the Greater Manchester area, aspires to create resilient and thriving communities by reinvesting surpluses back into their spaces. In doing so, One Manchester seeks to reinvent what ‘traditional’ social housing looks like, challenging pre-existing perceptions by developing a diverse array of homes in alignment with their clear, astute social value agenda – as articulated in the second iteration of their Social Investment Strategy.
Within this strategy, there is an obvious social direction that clearly demonstrates the ways in which they are supporting local groups, building resilient local economies, developing their green spaces and investing in better infrastructure to improve the wellbeing of their residents, helping their places thrive more independently.