Steve Stride, Chief Executive, Poplar Harca London

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Social Housing: the enabler & catalyst
Steve Stride
CEO Poplar HARCA
“You’ve come along way baby”…
“You’ve come along way baby”…
“You’ve come along way baby”…
Catalyst and enabler
A solid return on investment
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We are a £72 billion sector,
We are also a solution driven sector
For every £1 we invest we get £7 back
For every person living in social housing
£3K goes back to the area
Everyone’s story is Unique
Poplar Harca
 Set up by LB Tower
Hamlets in 1998
 Housing and
Regeneration
Community
Association for
Poplar
 We manage 9,000
homes in Bow,
Poplar and Mile
End East
Location, location, location
 We are local and
locally focussed
 We own the land
 A tale of two cities fantastic location
 A place surrounded
by change
 The future is
reshaping and high
values
Back in 1998...
Lowest
university
take up in
the
country
Challenges we have inherited
 Poor
community
cohesion
 No
community
facilities
Nothing for young people
“I was part of the original
group of people who
petitioned for a youth club as
they pulled down the Lincoln
Hall."
“It’s important for young
people to have somewhere
to go to learn and develop
to achieve their goals.”
Dizzee Rascal
Poverty in Poplar
Fifteen most deprived London wards on Average Score measure 2007
Ward name
Borough
Rank of average score within London (1 =
most deprived)
East India and Lansbury
Tower Hamlets
1
Bromley-by-Bow
Tower Hamlets
2
Northumberland Park
Haringey
3
Canning Town North
Newham
4
Canning Town South
Newham
5
Wick
Hackney
6
St Dunstan’s and Stepney Green
Tower Hamlets
7
Mile End East
Tower Hamlets
8
Chatham
Hackney
9
Queen’s Park
Westminster
10
Hoxton
Hackney
11
Queensbridge
Hackney
12
Shadwell
Tower Hamlets
13
New River
Hackney
14
Weavers
Tower Hamlets
15
Poverty in Poplar
Fifteen most deprived London wards on Average Score measure 2010
Ward name
Borough
Rank of average score within London
(1 = most deprived)
Northumberland Park
Haringey
1
East India and Lansbury
Tower Hamlets
2
Canning Town North
Newham
3
Stonebridge
Brent
4
Wick
Hackney
5
Canning Town South
Newham
6
White Hart Lane
Haringey
7
Hoxton
Hackney
8
Queen’s Park
Westminster
9
Haggerston
Hackney
10
Golborne
Kensington &Chelsea
11
Bromley-by-Bow
Tower Hamlets
12
Chatham
Hackney
13
Edmonton Green
Enfield
14
Spitalfields and Banglatown
Tower Hamlets
15
East India and Lansbury = 2
Our approach
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Award winning & evolving resident-driven ethos
Breadth of social & economic regeneration
Innovative, excellent & award-winning services
Partner of choice delivering more & better
How?
 Award winning
community
regeneration network
 12 community hubs
 Service bespoke to a
community’s needs
 150,000 visits per year
 £4m budget
Catalyst and enabler
Investment to
make
reshaping
happen
Mixed
income
communities
is a key
priority
Success
Business,
health,
education
and access
Seizing the
legacy and
wider
regeneration
opportunities
Enabling investment by others
Others
Poplar
HARCA
Partners
£500m+
£750m
Government
Grants
£150m
Poplar HARCA
£350m
Resident Led
Governance – a resident led approach
 Stock transfer =
Strong
governance
 Ballot vote –
resident shaped
governance
Our governance approach…
Youth
Empowerment
Board
Joint Estate
Boards
Poplar
Board
Committees
Estates
… and it’s evolving
Estates
Estates
Housing Service
Delivery
Places
Neighbourhood
Ward Forums
Community
Organisers
Green Network
Group
Youth Empowerment Board
 30 young
people
involved
 National
reputation
 Involvement in
Corporate
Boards
Key agencies involved
Poplar
element of
LBTH Local
Investment
Overview of
Reshaping
Poplar
programme
LBTH, Poplar
HARCA,GLA
Leverage of
investment
A clear vision of where we are going
 Clear and focussed,
ambitious, but tight
budget control
 Informs all strategies
 Owned by all
A clear vision of where we are going
 Feed into wider
government plans and
aspirations for London
 London Legacy
Development
Corporation
 Board and partner
approved Corporate
 Strategic Plan – outlining
goals until 2020
A clear vision of where we are going
Board and staff
“96% of staff feel excited about and part of our success “
Enduring partnerships
Jim
Fitzpatrick
MP
The journey
1998
5,000+ homes refurbished
570 new homes built
189 new family homes built
465 overcrowded families re-housed
685 homeless households now housed
2008
3,500 homes refurbished
Decent homes 98% and £120m being spent
potential for 9,000 new homes
in 8 new neighbourhoods
up to 50,000+ population growth
2013
“A Unique Package”
Centres
1998
 Resident Led
Properties
 Community
Parks
Regeneration
Connectivity
Investment
 Urban
Regeneration
2008
Services
Health
Retail
Schools
Leisure
facilities
 Skills, Jobs and
Business
2013
Awards
Poplar today
 £1.5 billion investment
 9,000 homes + 9,000
homes
 Raising expectations
 Award winning services
 Localism before localism
“ part of East
London Being
remade”
Bob Kerslake
A robust model
 No or little grant
moving forward
 Planning
 Mortgage and
funding availability
 Leaseholders and
extension of right to
buy
Public sector
budget cuts
Welfare reform
Health
Affordability
Homes Demand vs.
Supply
Worklessness
New tenures
Innovation
Award
winning
FIP
Underground
Refuge
System
New
Schools
Apprentice
Scheme/
Building
Academy
The
Sustainable
Housing
Partnership
First
RSL
Eco
Hubs
Award
2012
Community
safety
Youth
service
Green
Programme
Influencing and impacting on government policy
Family Intervention Project
 FIP has supported 300
residents, saving £23m!
 Winner of Guardian Public
Sector Award 2009
 Contributed to London
Excellence Award 2011
“It
 Now working with families
in arrears
has given me a
goal in life”
Resident
Youth services
 Our youth service engages over 2000 young people
Residents feel safer
In 2007, 62% of residents felt safer
In 2011, 78% of residents
felt safer
New Employment and Enterprise
Local
Apprenticeships
Building
Academy
New Retail
Gastro
pubs
Cafes
Shops
New Health Services
• Health and
wellbeing
• Healthy
Eating
• Getting Fit
• Sexual
Health
New Education
New School
New Bow Secondary School
St. Paul’s Way Through School
St. Paul’s Way Trust School
Langdon 6th Form Centre
New Connections
LANGDON PARK STATION
NEW PEDESTRIAN CROSSING OVER THE A13
Customer Satisfaction is High
• Over 85% of our residents are happy
Thank you

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