Social value at the core of grounds maintenance housing contract award says Glendale

Glendale said its work on social value was key to its win of a four-year contract for social housing provider, Acis.

Glendale regional manager Simon Smith. Image: Glendale
Glendale regional manager Simon Smith. Image: Glendale

A team of specialist, multi-service operatives, working across neighbourhoods in South Yorkshire and the North Midlands, will manage and maintain grass, hedges and shrubs.

Glendale will run apprenticeships and work-experience placements for young people to dovetail with the social housing provider’s commitment to transforming lives in the local community.

Customers will also have access to information about the services in their area through an online portal which provides details about when work is due to take place and an opportunity to feedback about the work completed. 

Simon Smith, regional manager at Glendale said: "Supporting local communities is always at the core of the work Glendale does, be it making sure green spaces are well looked after with a high quality maintenance plan, or providing local employment and training opportunities. 

"Working with Acis has created the perfect partnership between two organisations that both have social value and community interest at the core of what they do. 

"We want the residents to feel proud of the neighbourhood they live in, and we’re looking forward to supporting Acis in delivering green spaces for everyone to enjoy."

Acis chief executive Greg Bacon that providing decent outside space was part of providing quality places for its customers. "We want people to be proud of where they live when they look out of their windows."

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