Based in the West of England, Alliance Homes is a community based social housing provider. It is one of the largest providers of social housing in North Somerset providing assistance to over 15,000 customers a year. 6,500 affordable and social rented homes are owned by Alliance Homes and managed by the 500 staff employed by the firm. Alliance Homes works with a range of local and regional agencies, including United Communities and Bristol Land Community Trust, to deliver their services and turnover £43 million annually.
Alliance work to not only provide homes that are affordable, they also provide a range of support and care services to help individuals get the most out of life. In 2014 Alliance linked up with Crossroads Care, Age UK and North Somerset Community Partnership to lead the Crossroads Alliance and provide support to unpaid carers to help them carry on caring for their loved ones. Alliance Living Care provides 365 days a year to care for customers on behalf of the North Somerset Council as well as providing care for private customers.
A.P.E has had the pleasure to work with Alliance Homes on many projects in the past. Hobbs Court in North Somerset is the most recent project we have worked on in collaboration with Alliance Homes. It is a retirement housing block, located in Nailsea town centre. Hobbs Court has 42 flats with a range of sizes available with facilities including Lift, Lounge and Garden.
For this project, A.P.E has installed Access control and CCTV throughout the building. We worked to update the system and install the CCTV, due to a number of attempted break-ins, and have a seamless transition between systems.
A.P.E installed this system within Hobbs Court during the pandemic. Due to the facility being a retirement complex all the residents are considered to be in the high-risk category. This meant that we had to take extra special precautions to ensure the safety of both our engineers and the elderly citizens of Hobbs Court during this work. All engineers were always to wear face coverings when inside the building, gloves and also to sanitise all surfaces once working the area.