Supporting communities

Good housing is the bedrock for a decent life and we are conscious of our pivotal role as change agents.



In Government

Emh group provides affordable homes to suit the diverse needs of residents so that safe and healthy communities can thrive.

Some of this work involves engagement with senior decision-makers to influence policy issues affecting the sector, such as Local Economic Partnerships (LEPs), regional police, the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

In the health and social care sector, for example, emh group has helped to establish a regional roundtable forum on Dementia with partners from housing and MPs to discuss better housing for people with the disease.


Emh group sits on the steering group of PlaceShapers, an influential national alliance of over 100 community-focused housing associations.

Member organisations pledge to put residents and customers at the centre of their work and ensure that they have influence on how organisations evolve, providing more than simple landlord services.

Members of the group play a leading role in the National Housing Federation, the Chartered Institute of Housing and Health and Supporting People  commissioning bodies.

On the ground

We tackle social exclusion daily. Through emh care and support we provide suitable housing and care and support to residents who need specialist help, such as people with learning difficulties, older people, people with mental health issues, young parents, homeless people and victims of domestic abuse. We can also adapt homes for tenants with a disability.

Part of our social inclusion work is to combat anti-social behaviour where it occurs by handling and investigating complaints or mediating between parties.

The wellbeing of our customers is vital, so we run community events, and provide advice on money, housing and employment issues face-to-face and through our resident-focused magazines and leaflets on specific issues.

Tackling homelessness

As a social housing and care provider, we have a significant landlord presence in the East Midlands and a strong track record of delivering homeless accommodation and support services.

Our latest Homelessness Strategy sets out the solutions we can offer in tackling the national homelessness crisis. These can be collected under four broad categories:

  • Provision of homes
  • Preventing homelessness
  • Lobbying
  • Partnership working

Download our strategy for full details: