Tai Tarian Ranked Among Top UK Landlords
Tai Tarian, one of the largest social housing provider in Wales, has been included in 24 Housing Magazine’s Top 50 UK Landlords list for the impact it is having on local communities.
The prestigious list recognises the excellent work of the social housing sector’s very best landlords and the landlord has been ranked at number 25 in the list.
While stats show 97% of their tenants would recommend the housing provider it was the wider impact of their employment initiative, partnership working and project to end high cost credit that impressed.
38 people have been employed through their Copper Foundation, a project which aims to up skill individuals who come from workless households to find a route back into employment. Recruits are given 12 month contracts and work alongside Tai Tarian’s team of experienced tradespeople to gain knowledge and experience in a number of fields. Of those that have completed the placement so far, 71% have secured further employment.
Closer working partnerships with South Wales Police have helped combat anti-social behaviour, particularly around county lines drug crime. Multi-agency operations have seen arrests made, drugs seized and vulnerable people safeguarded.
The organisation has also secured over £2m in unclaimed benefits for tenants in the last year and been part of an End High Cost Credit Alliance to tackle the unfair targeting of high cost credit at those who can least afford it.
Chief Executive at Tai Tarian Linda Whittaker, said:
“To be ranked as the 25th best landlord in the UK is a fantastic achievement when you consider the number of housing providers that operate across the UK.
Naturally we are passionate about housing and the communities we serve but the last year has seen us really focus more on people, giving them a chance of meaningful employment with our Copper Foundation, fighting back against high cost credit and building strong relationships with South Wales Police to protect those living in our society.”