Who We Are
Empowering People Inspiring Communities is a registered charity and a Registered Provider of social housing. We provide housing for people at below market rents. We are part owned by Stoke on Trent City Council, part owned by our tenants and part independently owned. We are governed by a voluntary Board of Management who set our strategic direction and monitor our performance.
The term Registered Provider is the technical name for a social landlord that is registered with the Homes and Communities Agency. Social Landlords are not for profit organisations who manage good quality homes for people who are unable to rent or buy a suitable home. The Homes and Communities Agency is responsible for investing public money in housing associations, for protecting that investment and ensuring they provide decent homes and services for residents. There are over 2,000 housing associations in England, managing about 1.5 million homes for about 3 million people.
We do other things as well. We provide coaching to our new housing applicants to assist them achieve their life goals and aspirations, we purchase and refurbish houses that have been empty and provide grants to Bentilee residents to assist with their training and employment goals through our John Flock Bentilee Empowerment Fund.