designed and successfully executed a range of programmes since
1999. Please see a description of them below.
Since late 2017 SGCS has worked closely as lead partner
with Ash-Shahada Housing Association to create proprietary lease based,
supported accommodation and supported living models, aimed at tackling the root
causes of homelessness in London and the Midlands. SGCS has done this by
bringing together key players in the public and private sectors by utilising
private housing stock for social housing purposes. Through these private and
public sector partnerships and joint ventures, SGCS acts as a critical social partner
for private landlords and investors wanting to let and invest in the social
housing sector and make a positive social impact. Our unique and innovative
approach to social asset management, has allowed us to implement an integrated
solution that delivers this vision.
SGCS in partnership with Ash-Shahada Housing
Association and other private sector partners has structured and delivered
around 1,400 units (bed spaces) of supported accommodation in Birmingham, used
to house vulnerable homeless single individuals. This number is currently
increasing by around 140 units every month and is delivering substantial,
sustainable and measurable social impact by reducing homelessness and
regenerating local communities.
Due to the significant success of our proprietary
supported accommodation lease model We are now planning phase 2 of our social
housing strategy which will increase the supported housing portfolio to around
5,000 units by the end of 2025. We plan to do this by transitioning into a
fully integrated social asset manager. As a result, we hope to:
1- Increase conversation of private
rented properties for social housing purposes through public and private lease-based
partnerships and joint ventures.
2- Increase social affordable
housing stock by increasing private sector investment in social housing.
3- Deliver social housing to
vulnerable people rapidly and efficiently whilst delivering quality housing
aimed at tackling the root causes of homelessness.