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Our social responsibility

We know we play an important role in the neighbourhoods where our residents live, so we try to give back and do more than simply own and manage properties.

PA Housing is a passionate organisation made up of amazing people who are committed to providing affordable homes and great services. We're proud to say we've made great progress in doing this since our creation in 2017.


Our values

We're defined by our actions, and everybody at PA Housing is aligned to our corporate values which help define our behaviour, how we treat each other and our residents, and our level of services.​​

Giving back to the neighbourhoods we serve

Laptop donations to local schools

Pupils at a Leicester primary school have benefitted from more than 30 devices donated by PA Housing.

We delivered 24 laptops and 9 iPads to Cosby Primary School, to help children struggling to access online home learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

When schools closed their doors to all but the most vulnerable children, Ofcom estimated that between 1.1 million and 1.8 million children would not have access to a laptop, desktop, or tablet at home. We wanted to help!

I would like to say a huge thank you to the team at PA Housing for their generous donation. Such a kind gesture will enable us to help many more of our families with the provision of a device to use at home, something that we could not have done without your help.

Tracy Withers, Headteacher

 

Six PA colleagues raise over £2,200 for homeless charity

Champions in sleeping bags! On Tuesday 16 May, six PA Housing colleagues gave up their beds to brave the cold, pitch-side concrete of Leicester City's King Power Stadium for the night. 

They did so as part of the first Sleep Easy event organised by YMCA Leicestershire, who do incredible work providing safe accommodation for homeless people aged between 16 and 25 in the local area. The charity also run skill sessions to support these young people to move forward with their lives.

On the last count, the fundraising page for PA Housing had reached a whopping £2,231 with some astonishing donations from our partners at Jobtrain, Crossland, and Q Learning. PA Housing also contributed a sum of £500 towards this total.

For me, it was about exploring how PA can get more involved in work to alleviate homelessness, potentially including partnerships with the likes of YMCA Leicestershire who organised the event. This speaks to the heart of the housing association movement. I also wanted to personally experience rough sleeping for a night to gain more of an appreciation of what people are going through on our streets. It was a more gruelling and painful experience than I was expecting, and my joints are still aching — but this was for one night only in a controlled and safe environment with some facilities on hand if needed. So, the reality of being out on the streets in all weathers really is on another level.”

Simon Hatchman, Executive Director of Resources

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