Openness & Transparency
Commitment to accountability
Southdown is committed to accounting for its actions and performance in an open and transparent manner. This commitment is to our tenants, clients, local communities, partners, regulators and other stakeholders.
We publish information about how we perform, what we spend and how we are governed, so that anyone who has an interest in our work can find out about the services we provide and our effectiveness.
Openness about what we do
It is important that our tenants, clients and other stakeholders are able to openly access information on our priorities and are able to review our performance.
In addition, copies of all our policies, including our policies on housing, repairs and complaints, are available on request.
For our tenants, we also share information on rent arrears, repair targets and compliance on our website.
We’re committed to protecting individual’s personal data. The policies and procedures we have in place are to protect the integrity and confidentiality of your personal information, to comply with the Data Protection Act 2018 and other UK and EU regulations.
Southdown Housing Association is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner's Office, registration number Z6895951.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
We pride ourselves on creating a culture that challenges prejudice and values diversity. We're committed to ensuring that our staff and clients feel welcome and are not discriminated against or treated unfairly. Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy, Strategy and Action Plan are available upon request
You can download our Gender Pay Gap report below.
We encourage feedback so we can learn what we are doing well and where we need to make improvements. Southdown has a formal policy and procedure to ensure all comments, compliments and complaints are treated fairly and dealt with in the same way.
For more information, visit our feedback page on our website, where you can download our comments, compliments and complaints leaflet.
We've recently carried out a self-assessment against the Housing Ombudsman’s revised complaints handling code. Our self-assessment sets out how we comply with the Housing Ombudsman code and the further actions we’re taking to improve how we handle and learn from complaints and how we make this information available to tenants and other stakeholders.