Three Pillars (Trident Housing Associations)
- Price: £13.95
- Publisher: Brewin Books
- ISBN: 9781858582825
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As housing associations grow in importance
as the chief providers of social housing for people in need, it is important to
understand the origins and evolution of these diverse voluntary housing
organisations. ‘Three Pillars’ is a timely contribution, and tells the story of
the Birmingham-based Trident family of housing associations, incorporating
Templefield, the Birmingham Diocesan, the Birmingham Catholic Women’s League
and Greswolde Housing Associations, as well as the Trident ‘parent’.
The book traces their early history,
beginning in the early 1960s when the Trident family was founded by local
professionals with a concern for providing rented housing; initially for middle
income groups, and later for people in more severe need, including those with special
needs. It then describes how the Trident family grew throughout the remainder
of the 1960s and the following decade, and came together formally in the late
1970s, with the merging associations retaining the Trident name.
Since then, as the book relates, Trident
has developed urban villages, contributed to city centre living in Birmingham,
and expanded into the Black Country and the West Midlands’ shires. The
association has accumulated expertise in meeting the needs of people with
mental health problems and those with physical disabilities, elderly Chinese
people, and young adults through its extended network of Foyers. Today, Trident
is one of the largest housing associations in the West Midlands, managing 3,000
homes directly, but also working in a range of innovative development, housing
and needs partnerships that enable Trident to make an even greater impact upon
the diverse communities of the region.
Yet despite being one of the region’s major social housing businesses, employing almost 400 staff and with housing assets of £100 million, Trident remains a people-centred organisation. Housing, caring and supporting people are the three pillars on which Trident has been built, and upon which its future is guaranteed.
|Dimensions||240mm x 170mm|
|Illustrations||colour and black & white|