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Revitalising Gentoos housing stock one home at a time...

Value: £3,000,000 (per annum)
Client: Gentoo Group

Gentoo currently has 29,026 properties located in predominately 5 geographical management areas in the City of Sunderland, Houghton/Hetton and Washington. Within this housing stock 28,324 are tenanted properties and 702 are leasehold. The numbers of tenanted and leasehold properties may vary throughout the duration of the Programme.

Bell Group are completing redecoration works to the communal areas of sheltered housing, low, medium and high-rise blocks; associated works which are required to be completed in conjunction with the decoration such as minor repairs to fascia’s, soffits, skirting boards, door frames, etc. Commonly referred to as pre-paint repairs.

Additional works also include the re-decoration of garage doors and frames, fencing and gates.

Community Benefits

Inclusive training opportunities – As a business we are committed to continuing development of our staff and regularly hold a variety of training and learning courses ranging from technical issues through to business improvement and health & safety. As part of our collaborative working practices any courses we hold would be open to Gentoo Staff Members or customers where numbers permit.

DIY/ Skills days – As part of our commitment to the communities in which we work, we regularly hold DIY/Skills days, where our clients and their customers can come into a selected venue and learn about the world of painting & decorating and try out their skills in a practical setting under the guidance of one of our training mentors.

Community Events – Bell Group regularly get involved in community events as part of our commitment to giving back. Events take many forms, shapes and sizes and are all about delivering social value whether it be bringing communities together, delivering environmental improvements to an area or focussed around educational activities, we are committed to inspire people in appositive way to improve themselves or the area in which they live and work. Working with local schools and colleges to promote our industry, educate about caring for the environment through recycling, good housekeeping and offering practical sessions within the community.

About Gentoo Group

Gentoo Group Limited (Gentoo) is a charitable community benefit society that owns and manages over 29,000 homes. Gentoo believes that by putting people first they can build great homes and create strong communities. Gentoo is focused on delivering an outstanding service to its customers and as a responsible business prides itself on inspiring people to make a difference. Gentoo collaborates with key partners and other housing associations to influence things that affect colleagues, customers and society. Gentoo is one of the largest employers in Sunderland and landlords in the North East.

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