HouseMark Scotland continues to grow with new members following small HA VFM pilot

HouseMark ScotlandMembership of HouseMark Scotland continues to grow with the announcement that, following its recent Value for Money pilot involving small housing associations, both Ore Valley Housing Association and Prospect Community Housing have joined its ranks.

A provider of social housing data and insight in the housing sector, HouseMark Scotland has a membership of more than 950 housing organisations UK-wide.

Based in Cardenden, Ore Valley Housing Association provides more than 650 homes in central Fife.

Ore Valley Housing Association chief executive, Andrew Saunders, said: “Working on the pilot benchmarking exercise with HouseMark Scotland last year has really opened our eyes to new opportunities to measure our costs and our performance and to make sure we’re doing everything we can to be as efficient and effective as possible.”

Prospect Community Housing is a social landlord with almost 900 homes in the Wester Hailes area of Edinburgh.

Brendan Fowler, director of Prospect Community Housing, said: “We’re really pleased to be joining HouseMark Scotland. With budgets under ongoing pressure, these remain challenging times for the housing sector. The services HouseMark Scotland is able to offer us will help us to continue to innovate, making savings where we can without compromising the quality of service we are able to offer.”

Head of HouseMark Scotland, Kirsty Wells, added: “We’re delighted to be adding these two proactive organisations to our growing membership in Scotland The pilot benchmarking exercise we ran in the course of last year has helped to enhance understanding of the huge potential our services offer in helping to drive innovation and VFM in the Scottish housing sector. We look forward to working with these new members to help them progress to even bigger and better things in the future.”

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