We have a social value strategy here at Equity that allows us to offer additional services to our customers to help them maintain their tenancies.
This ranges from helping you to stay in your homes as you get older through to services that allow you to manage your money. We also recognise that we have a role to play in contributing to and shaping the communities where we operate.
We have identified an opportunity to work with our customers to positively shape Brinnington in Stockport, we have housing stock in the area plus we own a number of retail units, some of which are unoccupied.
We have developed positive relationships with a number of partners in the area, such as the Big Local group and local resident groups and we are aiming to establish a community hub called ‘The 3rd Space’. The space will provide a place of belonging to our customers and the wider community, a place to socialise, meet with others, have a brew and get advice and guidance.
We are in the process of working in partnership with contractors, Kier, and architects, Bowker-Sadler, to create a flexible space for the community that can be used as a pop up shop, a space to exhibit, hold an event or a space to work and meet up.
The unit will be open for use in March 2019. If you would like more information or would like to get involved please email Jo McGrath firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 07912 758486.