Jewson Partnership Solutions (JPS) has secured an 8-year contract with Wakefield and District Housing (WDH) to support the organisation in providing social housing to thousands of people across the north of England.
As part of the £7.5m contract, which started in July 2022, JPS is working with WDH to manage its Normanton store.
This includes ordering and supplying materials and providing IT support to help streamline administration and increase efficiency for WDH.
JPS is also managing van stock through the roll out of its AVAIL app, which helps to ensure that teams can consistently complete repairs on their first visit to a site.
This will drive a significant improvement to the service offered across the Wakefield district, with the ultimate aim of creating more confident communities.
To ensure consistency during the transition from the previous repair and maintenance partner, the new model is being delivered in a phased approach, with JPS initially bolstering its team of 11 with additional staff to further smooth the handover process.
Scott Cooper, Business director at JPS, said: “We’re really pleased that WDH chose to partner with JPS for its new provision of managed stores and materials contract.
“We’re looking forward to developing a strong relationship over the next eight years that helps WDH realise its vision.
“The partnership offers a perfect synergy because JPS and WDH have shared ambitions to develop a creative and inclusive work environment where integrity is valued.
“It’s really exciting to be working with an organisation whose values are so closely aligned with our own.”
Les Thompson, Service director – Technical Services at Wakefield and District Housing, said: “Working with Jewson Partnership Solutions will offer long-term benefits to WDH in terms of efficiency and financial viability and will support us as we deliver safe, compliant and excellent services to our customers.
“We are confident this partnership will bring about a number of additional benefits which will positively affect our customers.”
Housing Digital Stakeholder Jewson Partnership Solutions brings the wider Saint-Gobain network together to deliver bespoke supply chain solutions across the UK and Ireland.
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