Housing for Women has released its 2017-2018 Annual Review, highlighting our efforts to empower women and challenge inequality in London and our role as a landlord that goes way beyond just bricks and mortar.
Formally launched at our AGM in March, the review's release follows on from Housing for Women’s International Women’s Day celebrations. It features a new approach blending our highlights of the year, and as ever, emphasises the stories of women who benefit from our work and statistics that illustrate our crucial impact in the struggle against gender inequality.
In a momentous year that celebrated 100 years of the right of some women to vote, the restructure of our housing teams to deliver services on a neighbourhood basis provides “a strong foundation to engage and empower our customers more effectively, and develop our response to the Social Housing Green Paper” said Chief Executive Zaiba Qureshi and Chair of the Board, Bernadette O’Shea. This year, we were also proud to be the only Housing Association to secure the prestigious Women’s Aid Quality Standard mark and to relaunch our flagship supported housing project, ReUnite, continuing to provide much-needed support for women coming out of prison to rebuild relationships with their children.
Our Annual Review covers the work of Housing for Women’s General Needs and Supported Housing teams and contains financial statements for the year (October 2017-September 2018). The report highlights our key activities related to providing much-needed affordable homes, but also our diverse blend of services for women and children facing challenging circumstances from women leaving prison, survivors of domestic abuse and victims of human trafficking, to older residents at risk of loneliness and isolation.
The Housing for Women Annual Review 2017-8 is available to read online here. Print and pdf copies of the Annual Report are available to request free of charge by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.