As an organisation, we’re all about working together. Sometimes, that means reaching out and working with partners who can help us to do more than we could on our own.
We work closely with key organisations to help tackle issues such as anti-social behaviour and to support initiatives that make our local communities safer and more vibrant places to live.
With the need for housing greater than ever, partnerships also allow us to build more new homes for people who need them. We partner with a variety of organisations to deliver high-quality homes in Hertfordshire and beyond.
In 2017, we entered into an exciting joint venture with Watford Borough Council. The formation of Hart Homes allows us to work together to develop and manage even more affordable homes in Watford. By working together with a local authority, we’re offering a pioneering approach to helping provide housing which is desperately needed.
By working as partners, we’re able to pool our resources and skills, and access more funding to make effective use of land. Over the next five years, Hart Homes is aspiring to build 500 new homes.
We are also working directly in partnership with Watford Borough Council to deliver additional homes for social rent in Watford.
Three Rivers Homes is our joint venture with Three Rivers District Council. In order to spread the provision of affordable housing even further across the county, we’ve entered into a second innovative partnership with a local authority. With TRDC, we hope to provide homes in Abbots Langley, South Oxhey and elsewhere. Three Rivers Homes is already delivering homes on the site of the former Grapevine pub in South Oxhey.
As well as long-term collaborations, we also work with partners from the private sector. We have a framework which allows us to work with developers, contractors and other organisations that help us build new homes. Also, our improvement programme contractor, Engie, contributes to our community in lots of ways in addition to their work to upgrade our homes.
We also work with a wide range of organisations, businesses and charities to enhance communities. Hertfordshire Constabulary and Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue are trusted partners, and we also frequently connect with environmental services, community services and government organisations to deliver vital services and community initiatives.