Who we are
Community Gateway Association is a not-for-profit community business, founded in November 2005 to meet the housing needs of people in Preston in Lancashire and the surrounding areas.
A housing association providing high quality homes for people in need, the CGA is also about creating friendly communities, where people want to live. Its services include:
- Improving homes and neighbourhoods
- Providing tenancy advice and support
- Helping people to find suitable housing for their needs
- Tackling anti-social behaviour and the causes of it
- Collecting rents and other charges
- Working with local communities to build individuals’ skills, knowledge and confidence.
- CGA makes sure that tenants can influence what happens to their homes and neighbourhoods, and the services it provides. Local people are represented on the CGA Board, on the Gateway Tenant Committee, in neighbourhood groups and through ongoing, direct contact with staff and other residents.
There are lots of ways in which tenants influence the work of the CGA, including:
- Suggesting how services should be delivered locally
- Taking responsibility for how some services are delivered to their neighbourhood
- Setting up community organisations, ranging from toddler groups to new businesses
- Developing new links with partners (such as the police) to tackle local issues together.
- Our Vision & Values
- Our Vision is to “be the leader in opening doors to a richer, lasting life”. Our values underpin everything that we do:
- We do what we say
- We are open and honest
- We put our diverse communities at the heart of all that we do
- We promote empowerment
- We passionately promote Gateway
Equality & Diversity
CGA is committed to promoting equality in everything it does – as an employer, a landlord and a community business. Giving people an equal chance to contribute towards our work, and influence the business, is important to the success of the association.
CGA is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and service delivery. To achieve this commitment and our vision, we protect the values of everyone in the workplace, whatever their race, gender, disability, age, religion or sexual orientation and indeed whatever their background and outlook on life. Our ability to be a successful organisation and improve the lives of others depends on this.
To be successful, CGA needs to understand the diverse communities that it operates in; to be clear about the impact of our operations on that diverse community and to conduct our business with sensitivity and respect for peoples different needs.
Recruitment and career development at CGA
At the recruitment stage, everyone who applies for a job will receive fair and equal treatment and will be considered solely on their ability to meet the requirements of the post.
As part of our commitment to meet the Disability Symbol, we undertake to offer an interview to any applicant for a post who considers themselves to have a disability and who meets the minimum criteria for the post.
CGA recognises that its employees are its most important resource and is committed to the training and development of all employees in order for them to gain the necessary skills to reach their full potential. This will assist the organisation to achieve its aims and objectives through a well trained and supported working team. By increasing the skills and knowledge of its staff, CGA will produce confident, highly qualified staff working as an effective and efficient team.
Equality of access to training and development opportunities apply regardless of an employee’s sex, age, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability, hours worked or any other non-standard term in the contract of employment.
To find out more about current vacancies, please visit www.communitygateway.co.uk