Accord Housing Association manages about 5,600 homes and provides a range of supported housing and care services to meet the needs of local people in the West Midlands.
Most ofhomes are in Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley and Wolverhampton. The main housing office is in Darlaston. They also provide Care & Support services at more than 50 sites in the Midlands for olderpeople, people with learning disabilities, dementia and mental health concerns.
Accord Housing Association is one of 7 organisations in the wider Accord Group. Accord Housing Association is the ‘parent’Association of the Group responsible for maintaining overall financial control.
The Accord Group comprises of Accord, Ashram, Caldmore, Moseley and District housing associations, as well as bchs, FryHousing Trust and Redditch Co-operative Homes.
Their campain is to become the 'greenest' Housing Association in the country.
They aim to reduce the impact their organisation has onthe environment and help residents to cut their energy use and reduce their bills.
In April 2008 the Accord Group became one of the first Housing Associations in the country to obtain the ISO14001Environmental Management Standard.
In September 2009 their became the first housing association to achieve the much more demanding European Eco Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) standard.
RedditchCo-operative Homes are building new low carbon homes and working hard to make their existing properties more energy efficient. All of their offices and departments have an Environmental Action Plan.
InNovember 2009 the Accord Group won the Chartered Institute of Housing Good Practice Award (West Midlands) for 'Its unique approach to sustainability".
They have also been commended in 3 categories ofthe Inside Housing Sustainability Awards. Accord Group Regeneration Director Alan Yates was the 2008 Green Social Housing Champion of the Year.
Their EMAS Statement sets out exactly what we are...