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Welcome to Fairoak Housing Association’s Business Plan
for 2015-2018

The Association was originally formed in 1990 and changed its name to Fairoak Housing Association in 2002. We are a specialist not-for-profit organisation set up to provide high quality, safe, affordable and suitably adapted housing for people with a learning disability. The majority of our properties are in Cumbria but we also have accommodation in County Durham and Northumberland.

We employ 5 staff and provide accommodation with support to 94 people. We offer a range of accommodation which includes independent living flats, shared houses and shared ownership properties, which allow people with a learning disability to own a share of their property.

Our property portfolio includes property owned by the Association and property managed on behalf of others who are interested in providing high quality accommodation for our customer group.

Fairoak Housing Association is registered as an Industrial & Provident Society and we are a Registered Provider regulated by the Homes and Community Agency. In common with other housing providers, the financial and operating environment in which we work is becoming increasingly difficult. Welfare reform and cuts in public subsidy mean that we must scrutinise all of our activities to ensure that they offer value for money and seek new and innovative ways of delivering more for less.

We are very proud of what we have achieved so far and we continue to be passionate about working with all our customers to empower them to develop the skills and confidence to lead as independent and fulfilling lives as possible. We are determined to continue to set ambitious goals which will benefit our existing customers and enable us to continue to grow and deliver high quality accommodation to people with a learning disability.