Great partnerships working

Thrive Homes Great Partnerships

Approach

Great partnerships are central to Thrive’s success in achieving its vision – to create thriving communities where there are life choices and opportunities.

We proactively seek out partners to work with us and deliver innovative solutions to challenges.

At Thrive, we are committed to the idea that ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts’, joining with other agencies to achieve great things for our neighbourhoods and the housing sector as a whole. We’ve teamed up with Herts Fire & Rescue Service to deliver ‘Flat Out’ a safety campaign to keep communal areas clear.

We have teamed up with various partners with the aim of supporting tenants into economic activity.

We have enhanced our service o er to residents through our new Cleaning and Grounds Maintenance contracts with Pinnacle PSG and Lotus. We’ve also teamed up with Let’s Talk Grounds Maintenance, a local social enterprise run by mental health charity Hertfordshire Mind Network to carry out work at our landscaped garden schemes. This partnership won us top prize in the inaugural Social Value Awards 2015.

Thrive also works with its residents, community groups, charities and local organisations to o er projects ranging from ‘life skills’ workshops in schools to a community allotment which helps vulnerable people gain training to boost their job prospects.

One of our most successful partnerships involved a unique collaboration to fund an energy saving scheme on a Watford estate.

The planned external wall insulation, for 173 homes on the Boundary Way estate, was jeapordised by government changes to funding for energy efficiency work.

So Thrive, Three Rivers District Council and Watford Borough Council came up with a solution which allowed the project to go ahead with no up-front costs to residents.

Working with the National Energy Foundation, Thrive ensured tenants, leaseholders and private home owners benefited from ‘Green Deal’ funding towards the work, which was carried out by contractor Lakehouse.

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Results

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“The partnership project meant residents benefited from warmer, smarter homes and lower fuel bills, as well as reducing their carbon footprint.

“This is a really good o er that the partners have put together for residents, enabling all of them to benefit from the energy e ciency work with no up-front costs.”

Alison Royle, Senior Project Officer at the
National Energy Foundation