Published: 21 November 2013
Source: Rochdale Online
The pioneering Rochdale Boroughwide Housing (RBH) co-ownership model has received further recognition with the announcement of the shortlist for the University of Salford’s Yunus Social Business Awards.
RBH has been shortlisted for the Social Business Award, with the ceremony due to be held at the University’s MediaCity:UK campus at the end of November.
The Social Business Awards have been initiated by the University of Salford’s Centre for Social Business to mark the visit by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus to the University in May 2013. There are three categories of awards which celebrate rising young talent, organisations that embrace social business concepts, and students that combine studies with improving the lives of communities.
As a unique tenant and employee co-owned social housing society, RBH provide homes, housing related support and community support across 50 neighbourhoods and 14,000 homes.
Gareth Swarbrick, RBH Chief Executive, said: “We aim to use our exceptional position as a mutual, and the mutual values which guide us, to do the best for our tenants, employees and the communities we serve.
"The Centre for Social Business at the University of Salford does a great job in promoting the benefit and value that social businesses provide to communities, and it is a great honour to be recognised in their award shortlist.”