Our social purpose
We're a charitable organisation and our social purpose underpins everything we do.
Every penny of profit we make is reinvested into the business to build more homes and deliver better services for our residents and local communities.
Our charitable status
As a provider of social housing our purpose as a charitable organisation is to house people who are unable to afford a home of their own.
Making a difference
We go beyond just providing and managing homes. We run employment and training programmes, as well as supporting residents with budgeting, managing the impacts of welfare reforms, setting up bank accounts, and signposting them to other welfare and advice services. We also run many environmental improvement projects on our estates.
In 2019/20 we supported over 100 people into employment or support programmes, delivered apprenticeships, and helped people claim £800,000 in benefits they were entitled to, making a real difference to the quality of people’s lives. We spent over £460,000 improving the quality of local living environments in the communities where we work.
Giving something back
Network Homes is a charitable organisation and we’ve always believed in giving something back to the communities we serve. In 2020 we launched a Charity Fund which will provide us with an annual budget starting from £100,000 to directly support residents who are experiencing hardship.
In previous years Network Homes staff have raised money for charities such as St Mungo's and London, and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance. This been through various challenges such as a London to Paris bike ride and climbing the Yorkshire Three Peaks.
We also support local community initiatives and events, especially when they can benefit our residents. We’ve donated a woodland to a school in Brondesbury, funded a homeless shelter in Bishop’s Stortford and supported a soup kitchen in Brixton.