Lambeth Council has set out in a new report how it is working more closely with the borough’s registered housing providers to make sure investment in homes and estates best meets local needs.
The first Lambeth Housing Partnership annual review looks at how the council is working on our shared goals with the providers who have 25,000 affordable homes in the borough under their management.
To read the report visit lambeth.gov.uk/lambeth-housing-partnership-lhp-annual-review
The partnership members are as follows:
- Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing (MTVH)
- Notting Hill Genesis
- Homes for Lambeth (HFL)
- Network Homes (managed by SW9 Community Housing)
- Guinness Partnership
Word from the Cabinet
Cllr Maria Kay, Lambeth Cabinet Member for Better Homes and Reducing Homelessness, said: “As social housing providers managing nearly half the properties in our borough, greater collaboration enables us to better support our most vulnerable residents and deliver better living conditions to help all our residents fulfil their aspirations.
“The pandemic posed significant challenges for housing providers and our residents. It also demonstrated how partners and the council came together to support those residents in the greatest need.
With the rising energy bills and residents feeling as if they have less money in their pockets, we need to build on our partnership to make sure we are doing everything we can to support them.”
Key estates managed by registered providers in Lambeth include:
- Clapham Park & Moorlands Estate – Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing (MTVH)
- St Martins Estate – Optivo, Notting Hill Genesis and MTVH
- Studley Estate – Hyde
- Stockwell Park – Network Homes (Managed by SW9 Community Homes)
- Rosendale Estate – Peabody
Registered providers not only manage affordable homes in the borough, but also play a crucial role in supporting the communities. That includes working with the council to make sure residents benefit from the borough’s investment programmes and collaborating on achieving our shared carbon net zero compatible and climate resilience ambitions.
They also have a role to play in reducing health and social inequalities, particularly among our Black, Asian and Multi-Ethnic communities, improving people’s economic opportunities, delivering more affordable and council-rent homes and promoting the development of strong, sustainable neighbourhoods through collaborative efforts to make Lambeth safer and reduce violence affecting our young people.
These priorities align with those set out in the Lambeth Borough Plan.
Seven of the partnership’s ten members are also members of the G15 group of London housing associations that own or manage homes in the borough. There are further examples, such as the Supporting communities in Lambeth: G15 impact report, where members of the partnership have had a significant impact on the quality of life in Lambeth communities, and the partnership intends to build on these successes in the future.
The next step for the council and its partners is the development of a new Housing Strategy for the borough. This will be co-designed with our tenants, partners, and voluntary and community sector to understand the best tools needed to address inequality and tackle the housing crisis.