Ocean Housing Group Infographic

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Ocean Housing Group Ltd

Ocean Housing Group Limited is the Group parent and is responsible for Group strategy, Governance and Financial management.

  • £50m Turnover
  • 240 Staff
  • 800 new homes to be built over the next 5 years

Ocean Housing Ltd

Ocean Housing Limited owns and manages affordable housing, and develops new affordable homes to meet local need.

  • £145m Investment in new & existing homes over the next 5 years
  • 4,500 homes in management
  • 152 new Affordable homes being completed in 2017/18

Gilbert & Goode Ltd

Gilbert and Goode Limited is our commercial company which builds homes for open market sale, builds affordable housing for Ocean, and is a successful contractor.

  • 1,000 new homes built since joining the Ocean Group
  • £2m Gift Aid to Ocean Housing
  • Built Cornwall’s first BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ building – Prince Charles House, St. Austell.

 

Park House Fire Safety Awareness Event

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63 Park HouseOcean’s Head of Health, Safety and Environment, Ralph Garth, teamed up with Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service and Community Safety team to run a special fire safety session at Park House – to talk to residents, provide reassurance, advice and support.

Fire Safety Awareness Morning

20th June
9am-12pm
Park House
St. Austell

Park House is Cornwall’s only high rise residential block of flats. It is regularly inspected by our Health & Safety teams, Neighbourhood Services Officer and Maintenance Manager.

Over the last few years we have worked closely with the Fire Brigade to ensure all systems are up to date. Last October, Ocean teamed up with the St Austell fire crew to organise an exercise so they could practice possible fire and rescue situations in and around the building.

Justin Sharp from Cornwall Fire Service was interviewed on BBC Radio Cornwall about fire safety at Park House:

‘I’m comfortable we’ve worked with Ocean Housing to ensure there is a very high standard of fire safety on the premises.’

‘I’d like to reassure residents in Park House that their safety is paramount.’

‘We’ve worked with Ocean and are satisfied that fire safety measures meet today’s standards.’

The event itself was well attended and teams worked through the building visiting the majority of residents individually. Ralph said

‘We had the opportunity to speak to most of the residents about all the fire precautions and measures in place that meet current regulations,  as well as escape plans and fire safety guidance and advice.’

Residents reacted positively and were reassured in particular by the ‘passive protection’ measures that are in place.

Any concerns or queries can be raised with either Ocean or the Fire Service, and Park House residents are more than welcome to request a home visit if they were unable to meet the team at today’s event.

Please feel free to contact us and we’ll get back in touch as soon as we can.
Email help@oceanhousing.com

#HousingDay 2016 ‘Fresh Start’

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Last week, we celebrated #HousingDay on social media to try and raise awareness of the positive impact the Housing Sector has on people’s lives.

One of our Customer Accounts Advisors put into words how she feels about her work:

melody-boyce“People often think of social housing as cheap housing for people who can’t afford the private sector.

What is missing from that is the tremendous amount of support that we offer to people to make their tenancy a success.

One of the aspects I find most satisfying is helping people through their first tenancy or with a fresh start. They may be walking away from abuse or just starting up and it can be terrifying. You don’t get that support in the private sector and seeing tenants grow and become happy in their new home is fantastic.

I am very lucky to meet people before they become Ocean tenants and work with them throughout the first few months of their tenancy helping with things like Housing Benefit, Universal Credit, benefits generally and budgeting.

Giving people the tools to turn their lives around and become independent is immensely satisfying and its lovely to speak to people a few weeks into their tenancy and hear that just having a new home has made all the difference.”

Thank you, Melody!