Home Group CEO Mark Henderson comments on Government Green Paper

August 14th, 2018 in Home Group News

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Welcoming today's Green Paper Home Group CEO Mark Henderson commented;

“For too long we have seen those in social housing suffer from real stigma and we welcome the recognition that Government has made in the Green Paper about the need to tackle this. 

Core to our approach is delivering good quality and safe homes. We speak to over 1000 customers a month, every month, all year round on everything from repairs to new products and services ensuring our customers are at the very heart of our approach. If the Green Paper is going to boost genuine transparency and openness then we welcome that. 

But we also want to see more done to meet the aspirations of our customers, especially given that 87% of them aspire to enter into some form of home ownership.

We won’t meet those aspirations unless we do more to deliver the additional homes we need and relieve the pressure on affordability. That’s one of the reasons we’ve recently entered into a strategic partnership with Homes England to find innovative new ways of building homes that will further increase supply.  

It’s also why we are committed to delivering a 71% increase in the number of homes we build under our current business plan.”