Fold Housing Association, one of Northern Ireland’s leading providers of social housing, recently celebrated the completion of their 6000th home at Brian’s Well Grove, Poleglass. To mark this milestone, Fold hosted a community party for the new residents at Sally Garden’s Community Centre.
Fold’s Chair Diana Fitzsimons, said, “We are thrilled to reach this milestone of our 6000th home. As a leading social enterprise, we know that our success should be defined not only by the number of homes that we manage, but also by the positive contribution we make to the communities we build in. Fold Housing is committed to building high quality accommodation in safe and sustainable communities. The 2 and 3 bed homes and apartments at Brian’s Well Grove are designed to meet the needs of families at different life stages, thus reflecting real communities as well as providing much needed, quality, low cost social housing for those families and applicants who are experiencing housing stress.
She added, “Fold Housing Association continues to meet our targets for new build year on year. The strong asset base that our 6,000 properties provides, reinforces our position as one the major social landlords in Northern Ireland and enables us to leverage in private finance and to raise revenue which we can re-invest in the housing, care and support services we provide to over 30,000 homes.”
Ms Patricia Corentin, the 6000th tenant, said, “We are delighted to move into our new home at Brian’s Well Grove. My family is from the area so we are glad to be able to stay in the community. We’re looking forward to making our new house our home and getting settled, dare I say it, before Christmas!”
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About Fold Hosing Association
Fold Housing Association provides housing, care and support to over 30,000 homes throughout Northern Ireland.
Established in 1976, Fold is now one of the leading Housing Associations in Northern Ireland, supporting over 5,000 tenants in our purpose built housing. In 2012 for the first time our general needs, family, housing overtook our sheltered housing stock.
Over the years we have also developed an innovative range of service provisions that allows Fold to offer its clients the right level of support in their own home or in our accommodation:
Housing for Older People with Dementia and the Frail Elderly;
Over 40,000 Day Care visits a year;
Fold provides Personal Pendant Alarms throughout Ireland;
The first European Telemonitoring service, monitoring patients vital signs in their home;
Assist over 600 people with a disability in making Home Adaptations a year;
Mobile cognitive and physical therapy unit the Fold Brain Bus, again a first in Europe.
Fold employs over 800 people throughout 96 different work locations in Northern Ireland and provides support to its sister organisation in the Republic of Ireland, Fold Ireland.
Fold Housing subscribes to a number of quality standards to ensure that the services it provides are delivered at the highest standards possible. These include:
Customer Service Excellence;
Chartered Housing Services;
Telecare Services Association;
ISO 9001 by Fold’s Development. Property Services and Staying Put Departments;
ISO 20001 by Fold’s Telecare Department;
ISO 27001:5 by Fold’s IT Department.