Here at Swan we pride ourselves on our achievements. See below our most recent accreditations.
Housing Diversity Network Accreditation
We hold the Housing Diversity Network (HDN) Accreditation for excellence in equality and diversity. We were accredited in 2016 with five distinctions for good practice and re-accredited in 2019 with eight distinctions for good practice.
Care Quality Commission (CQC)
We are regulated by the Care Quality Commission and comply with the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) and the Care Quality Commission Regulations 2009.
Investors In People
We are committed to the training of employees and have shown this by gaining the Investors in People Award, which supports our objectives of continuous improvement in staff development, training and communication.
Our Foyers were already members of the Foyer Federation but in May 2016 we were delighted to confirm that the Foyer Team were successful in achieving The Foyer Federation's Status Mark which indicates that the focus, approach and relationship aspects of the service provided by Swan meets the high standards set by the Foyer Federation.
Equality and Diversity
We recognise our responsibility to provide equality of opportunity, eliminate discrimination and promote good relations in our activities as an employer, landlord, contractor, partner, purchaser and as a member of local and regional partnerships. As a sign of our commitment, Swan has been accredited to the 'Disability Confident' scheme. The symbol is awarded by Jobcentre Plus to employers who have made commitments to employ, keep and develop the abilities of disabled staff.
Stonewall Diversity Champion
As Stonewall Diversity Champions we create a workplace where LGBT staff can be themselves, driving performance, engagement and innovation. The programme is "An excellent framework for creating a workplace that enables LGBT staff to reach their full potential." Professor Anthony Smith, Vice-Provost Education & Student Affairs, University College London.
ISO 14001 Environmental Management System
Swan Housing Association is accredited to ISO 14001, which recognises that we have a robust Environmental Management System. We are committed to sustainable development and recognise that we are responsible for minimising the environmental impacts that arise from the delivery of our services and activities.
We hold the The Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme (BOPAS) accreditation. This is awarded following a risk based evaluation which demonstrates to funders, lenders, valuers and purchasers that homes built from non-traditional methods and materials will stand the test of time for at least 60 years.