Looking Backwards, Moving Forwards

Our Self Evaluation 1st April 2019 – 30th September 2019

Scott Sanders
February 2020

A warm welcome

Welcome to our latest self-evaluation, covering the period 1st April 2019 – 30th September 2019

Our OneLinc business plan set out our ambitions, and in the first 6 months of the year we have made great progress. To support the delivery of our business plan we launched our new purpose, ‘Creating the Right Environment for People to Flourish’ and our new values of Respectful, Passionate and Ambitious. We aim to contribute to a prosperous and healthier Wales, a great place to live and work, now and in the future.

We recognise our responsibility in meeting the ambitions of Welsh Government, and we will keep the Wellbeing and Future Generations Act and its seven goals at the forefront of our minds as we shape our ambitions and priorities.

Our ambition is to support the creation of a healthier Wales, and while our role will vary, we will always aim to find shared outcomes with our colleagues from public and private sectors to deliver a range of Welsh Government objectives.

Part of a healthier Wales includes high-quality green space, which can lead to improved physical and mental health, social cohesion, a healthy environment and a positive sense of space as well as contributing to reducing the loss of biodiversity. Our Natural Resources Wales funded project, ‘Growing Green Spaces’ has supported 10 areas to improve their access to green space so far, working with over 25 different partners and enabling over 30 community led events across South Wales.

Our commitment to building new affordable homes continues at pace. As we look to grow our business, we’ll be utilising new and innovative methods of construction while designing homes around the wellbeing of our customers. In this period, we have completed an additional 78 homes and welcomed our new tenants and residents into their new homes.

Working with our tenants remains a key priority. Our tenancy scrutiny bootcamps continued hearing the voices of tenants across Wales on how we can further improve our services.  Several tenants presented their findings back to our Board of Management who unanimously agreed with all the recommendations.

I hope you enjoy our latest update. As ever, if you have any suggestions for improvement please do let us know.