Policies & Procedures
We're committed to protecting our assets against losses to fraud and corruption. We're working to make sure that the opportunity for fraud and corruption is as low as it can be.
We take community safety seriously and aim to balance enforcement action with intervention programmes which address the issues and make communities better. We'll work in partnership with other agencies when possible to make sure community safety issues are effectively dealt with.
We always do our best to give outstanding services to our customers but sometimes things can go wrong. When they do, we want to put it right quickly and learn from it so that it won’t happen again.
We do our best to give high-quality services in all we do but, there will be times when the level of service falls below our accepted standard. We'll work with our customers to achieve an acceptable resolution while making sure that we take a transparent, consistent, and fair approach when dealing with compensation.
We want to create a culture where we respect our customers. Our aim is to create a positive service experience for our customers through continuous improvement which is based on their involvement and feedback.
Our Customer Strategy s ets out how we'll become a truly customer-centric organisation. We've gained a deeper understanding of our customers’ needs, and what they want from us. We worked with our customers to develop this s trategy .
Our Equality Diversion and Inclusion Strategy (EDI) outlines our vision and commitment to EDI and the actions we'll take to help make Golding Homes a more diverse and inclusive organisation. Everyone in the organisation from our frontline colleagues, to Board and leadership is responsible for EDI. We recognise that our colleagues, customers and communities are from diverse backgrounds and have unique characteristics, experiences and needs. Our vision is to create a culture where EDI's at the forefront of our thinking and informs everything we do. It's crucial that our values, policies and actions show our commitment.
We're determined that regardless of gender, everyone’s pay across the organisation is fair and reflects the roles our colleagues are in. Our gender pay gap has continued to reduce in 2022 and we'll continue to ensure this progress and identify any key opportunity areas for improvement. We’re proud that currently the gap we have is below the sector average for 2021-2022 (8.2%).
This statement sets out what we're doing to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to our business and put in place steps to make ssure that there's no slavery or human trafficking in our business and our supply chains. We recognise our responsibility to take a robust approach to tackle slavery and human trafficking.
As part of providing a good service to you, we need to collect and handle personal information from and about you. We hold and process this information to manage your housing arrangements and meet your needs. Your personal information needs to be kept confidential and we take great care to make sure it's collected, stored, and handled responsibly and according to legal requirements.
We want our current and future customers to live in homes where they can feel, safe, secure and supported. We recognise that debt prevention is more effective than debt recovery. Our Rent Income and Arrears Management Policy sets out how we'll support our residents and collect rent and manage debt.
Our Tenancy Policy sets out the tenancies we offer and the way in which we administer tenancy related matters. It covers how customers can access housing, the range of tenures we offer, and tenancy issues such as tenancy sustainment, fraud, changes to tenancies, and mutual exchanges. It also covers the legal grounds that we can use when we start to take possession proceedings against customers who are in breach of their tenancy.