On Friday 7th June, we proudly unveiled our newly refurbished office to members of the local community including Liverpool Labour’s Cabinet Member for Housing, Ann O’Byrne.
Located in the heart of Liverpool’s Chinatown on Nelson Street, the office space provides a one-stop-shop for tenants to access a wealth of support and advice; as well as bi-lingual services, enabling Chinese speakers to access the full range of services and facilities available to the wider community.
While still maintaining its founding brand identify, Pine Court has witnessed a number of extremely positive changes since joining the Sovini Group in December 2011 – now with a newly refurbished office, a brand new website, industry accreditations for Quality and Environmental Management, and is currently implementing its first resident involvement initiatives.
David Brown, Head of Operations at Pine Court Housing, said: “Having been based at the Sovini head office in Bootle for the past 12 months, while the renovations were completed, it’s great to finally be back home in Chinatown; the heart of the community.
“I have worked at Pine Court for over 7 years now, and so have witnessed a number of changes, but you cannot imagine how much of an impact the newly renovated office has had. It’s a much more pleasant environment for both our tenants and staff. The feedback has been fantastic.”
The refurbishment work was conducted by Sovini Property Services, part of the Sovini Group.
Joining the Sovini Group has enabled Pine Court Housing to access additional funding and support; securing its future and allowing them to develop their offering to tenants and the local community.
Pine Court will also enjoy funding from Sovini through its commitment to gift aiding proportions of its profits from commercial ventures back to Partners within the Sovini Group structure, for the improvement and development of affordable housing and related services.
In recent weeks the new Resident Involvement Team has hosted a number of events including a Chinese New Year celebratory buffet, which was free to all tenants; regular Coffee Mornings at sheltered scheme, Chung Hok House; and is also appealing for tenants to join their Customer Panel and Service Review Group, and play a part in reviewing and shaping the services of Pine Court.
To find out more about Pine Court or becoming an Involved Tenant, please visit the new website www.pinecourt-housing.org.uk or contact the office on (0151) 709 6878 / firstname.lastname@example.org.