Key updates from the JRHT Board

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Our Board supports us to set our strategic direction, monitors our performance and makes sure that we run our business in line with regulations and the law.

The Board meet each quarter and is chaired by Helen Evans. Following every Board meeting, one of JRHT's Leadership Team will report back on key updates from the meeting. Watch the video for a summary of key updates from the last Board meeting in September by Chris Simpson, Executive Director.

JRHT update September 2021

In the latest Board meeting, key areas discussed included:

Equality, inclusion and diversity

The board discussed a recent report commissioned by the National Housing Federation’s Yorkshire and Humber CEO forum. It made several recommendations around equality, inclusion and diversity that we will now be taking forward. These were:

  • Setting measurable targets
  • Improving the quality and use of our data
  • Collaborating with organisations across the region and nationally

Housing services

The board considered the organisation’s general needs housing data. While our externally accredited performance remains strong, the board were disappointed to see our residents’ satisfaction survey data on a downward trend. We will be looking at this closely to understand more about the figures. You can access detailed figures in our Annual Residents Report.

Care ratings

The board were delighted that the New Lodge residential care home, New Earswick, has been awarded a good rating by the Care Quality Commission after a rigorous assessment.