This February, iNetwork welcomed a new member to the community. Plus Dane Housing are a Merseyside & Cheshire housing association who manage over 18,000 homes in the area, employ nearly 800 people and work closely with Cheshire West and Chester Council to provide housing management services for 5800 homes.
At iNetwork we are thrilled to be able to bring more social housing perspectives into the discussions our members are having across the public service reform agenda.
Whether it be digital channel migration, information/cyber security or organisational cooperation and interoperability through standards and data sharing, it is clear that housing organisations have a crucial role to play in improving services, places and lives across the board.
In considering our priorities for 17/18 we are already working on projects to bring the perspectives and expertise of housing associations across England closer into the public service innovation and reform conversation. As such we aim to invite more housing associations to the iNetwork family in the coming months.
For now though, a very big welcome once again to Plus Dane Housing!