The Group has undertaken several pledges and commitments that are aligned to our shared vision and values. You can also read about our accreditations and awards here.
Homes for Cathy commitments
We have united with other housing associations and homelessness charities to help end homelessness and have signed up to nine Homes for Cathy homelessness commitments, developed with Crisis, which guide and benchmark best practice within our organisation.
CIH Make a Stand pledge
We have pledged to Make a Stand against domestic abuse. The pledge has been developed by the Chartered Institute of Housing in partnership with Women’s Aid and the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance to enable housing organisations to make a visible commitment to support people experiencing domestic abuse.
CIH Equality and Diversity Charter
We are committed to the CIH Equality and Diversity Charter to help us strive for a better balance in opportunities, resources, and decision-making processes for employees, customers and communities.
NFH Commitment to Refer
We have signed up to the NFH's Commitment to Refer to make a positive, public statement that shows housing associations are serious about ending homelessness.
Disability Confident Employer
Disability Confident organisations play a leading role in changing attitudes for the better.
We have signed up to the new Respect Anti-social Behaviour Charter for housing. The purpose of the Charter is to improve the anti-social behaviour services of housing bodies.
Time for change
Progress Housing Group signed the Time to Change Pledge in 2019, signalling our commitment to help break the silence and end the stigma around mental health.
See the person
We are a founder supporter of See the Person, a national tenant led campaign which was established in 2017 to help smash the stereotype publicity around social housing. We continue to actively support the campaign, promoting the value and benefit our tenants and customers bring to our communities.
The Group supports Dementia Friends, an initiative by The Alzheimer's Society, to change people’s perceptions of Dementia.
We a members of the South Ribble Dementia Action Alliance part of our commitment to improve the lives of those living with dementia and their carers.
The Group has committed to work towards Harry's Pledge which includes making offices and community spaces we offer as accessible as possible, installing ‘Changing Place’ toilets in any new offices that are open to the public, and being a carer friendly employer.
Progress Housing Group was an early supporter and became a Living Wage employer in 2013. Currently, some 7,000 employers across the UK are signed up to the agreement, benefitting around 250,000 employees.
Learning Disability England
We are a member of Learning Disability England.
Learning Disability and Autism Housing Network
We are a founder member of the newly formed Learning Disability and Autism Housing Network.
Project SEARCH is an international transition to work programme committed to transforming the lives of young people with learning disabilities and autism.
We have several employee-led networks:
We are committed to ensuring information for our customers is accessible to all. Some of our initiatives include:
- Offering BSL interpreting services
- Access to LanguageLine
- Plain English reviews of tenant communications as standard
- EasyRead training for employees
- Guidelines and training for employees on using inclusive and accessible language
We have made a commitment to join the Government's Kickstart Scheme to offer fully paid work placements for six months to give young people in receipt of universal credit a stepping stone into paid employment.
Supporting carers week
Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK
We welcome and support breastfeeding familes.
A diverse recruitment strategy
We are very pleased to be advertising all of our vacancies on significantly more diverse channels, including
National Social Housing Safety and Compliance Week
National Social Housing Safety and Compliance Week is an annual event dedicated to shining a spotlight on safety and compliance at all levels within Social Housing. We pledge to keep our customers safe by maintaining and continuously improving safety standards in our homes.
Gas Safety Week
We support the annual national gas safety campaign to help promote gas safety and keep people safe.
16 Days of Action and White Ribbon
Starts at Home
Starts at Home Day to be a national day of action where our members and campaign supporters come together to:
- Showcase the value of supported housing.
- Recognise the services and contribution that supported housing staff make to people’s lives during the pandemic.
- To secure funding for long-term support for those who need it to settle into and thrive in their tenancy.
Learning Disability Week
We support Mencap's annual learning disability to week.
Zero carbon club
With decarbonisation at the heart of the social housing sector's agenda, more than 30 leading social landlords have joined forces to create the Zero Carbon Club. The group represents over half a million homes across the UK and a combined turnover of £3.1 billion.