DGHP is about more than just houses – we change homes and transform lives. Our approach is unique. We manage a governance structure with our tenants at its very heart – this enables our tenants to have a valued input into the ownership and management of their homes and communities. This keeps local decisions local and makes DGHP different from other housing associations.
At DGHP we are all extremely proud of our achievements, having invested more than £200 million in improving and maintaining out tenants’ homes since coming together in 2003. DGHP has a significant role in many of towns and villages in Dumfries and Galloway, owning and maintaining around 10,300 homes in Scotland’s third largest region covering some 2,380 square miles.
DGHP has achieved all promises made at our inception back in 2003 as well as the largest regeneration project in the region – building hundreds of new homes in northwest Dumfries and Stranraer. We are proud of our community ties and involvement ranging from engaging with local tenants to supporting local contractors.
Value for Money Statement
DGHP is fully committed to providing value for money, high quality services to all of our tenants and, through making the savings we have last year, we are able to offer all of this at a lower rent level.
Achieving good value for money (VfM) is a top priority for DGHP and, in summary, is about:
- Making the best use of resources for the benefit of tenants and communities
- Continually improving the value that tenants receive from DGHP
- Working economically, efficiently and effectively.
DGHP’s full Value for Money statement is now available to be viewed here.
Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership Limited is a Registered Social Landlord providing homes to approximately 10,300 tenants within Dumfries and Galloway. As well as maintaining our existing portfolio of properties we build new high quality, affordable housing across the region.
DGHP recognises that there are very limited circumstances within its operations for slavery or human trafficking to occur. DGHP takes a zero tolerance approach to Slavery and Human Trafficking. Most of the services that DGHP provides are on an in-house basis and therefore we can be extremely confident that none of these services are provided through the product of slavery or human trafficking.
DGHP deals with high quality contractors and suppliers and many of these are part of regulated professions such as heating engineers, architects etc. All contractors are required to submit insurance documentation, annual accounts, equality and diversity policies and health and safety documentation prior to them working for DGHP which allows DGHP to ensure that they are fully bona fide contractors prior to entering into a contract with them. DGHP considers these professions to be very low risk in relation to slavery and human trafficking so takes no specific action in relation to these relationships.
All DGHP staff are made aware of the law surrounding Slavery and Human Trafficking and we will continue to monitor developments and changes in the law to ensure that everyone is kept abreast of these.