St Leger Homes is marking a decade of changing lives, improving homes and regenerating communities as we celebrate our 10th anniversary.
Mayor Ros Jones and Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Jane Nightingale, joined the Chair of the St Leger Homes Board Alan Tolhurst, the Executive Management Team and tenants for a cake cutting event that celebrated slices of St Leger’s success. The cake was cut using the British Safety Council ‘Sword of Honour‘ - a prestigious accolade which St Leger has scooped for the last four consecutive years for excellence in Health and Safety.
Chief Executive of St Leger Homes, Susan Jordan said: “We are delighted to be celebrating our 10th anniversary. Just like many of our lives, we have seen a lot of changes over the past decade and have faced some challenging times but we are very proud of our success. From major improvements in our properties through to branching out with our World of Work Academy, we have been working hard for our customers and the communities they live in and we will continue to do so.”
Mayor Ros Jones added: “I am very pleased to be celebrating St Leger Homes’ 10th anniversary, and want to congratulate all the staff on their successes over the last decade. The dedicated work of St Leger Homes has brought real change and improvement to our local communities, and long may it continue.”
St Leger Homes was launched in October 2005, following extensive consultation on the best way forward for the day-to day running of council homes and delivery of a major programme of Government investment. Since then the organisation has gone from strength to strength, with many significant achievements to be proud of including receiving the Government’s Customer Service Excellence award for four years in a row in recognition of St. Leger's focus on customer needs, and being awarded an excellent three star rating by the Audit Commission for significant improvements and the positive impact of these on our tenants’ quality of life.
The tenants who joined in with the celebrations have been tenants since day one and are part of groups that get involved in shaping the services that St Leger Homes deliver. Clifford Winfield attended and was one of the local residents who was involved with the options appraisal, prior to the formation of St Leger Homes. Over the years he has been involved with various different consultation groups and is happy to still get involved whenever he can. Clifford said: “The panel definitely made the best decision in choosing to become St. Leger Homes of Doncaster. Together we have achieved a lot and I have seen first hand the difference the organisation has made.”