Staff, former colleagues and board members and local partners have come together to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the formation of a specialist BME housing group.
Sadeh Lok was set up in 1989 to meet the housing needs of the black and Asian communities in Kirklees. Over the years it has expanded to manage over 1140 homes, with residents in Wakefield and Rotherham joining the association.
In 2015, Sadeh Lok became part of the West Yorkshire-based Incommunities Group and a year later proudly unveiled its first new housing development for many years in Huddersfield. Earlier this year, another milestone was reached when the organisation took over its first rented homes in Sheffield in a partnership with a major UK housebuilder.
The organisation has also achieved ‘full compliance’ of a national accreditation scheme – the Customer Service Excellence standard.
Last week, Incommunities’ Group Chief Executive Geraldine Howley and Group Board Chair Jan Ormondroyd joined Hussain Brook, Bushra Nazir and Simon McGuire from Sadeh Lok at the association’s Huddersfield-base to cut a special 30th birthday cake.
Incommunities Group Chief Executive Geraldine Howley said: "We are all extremely proud to celebrate Sadeh Lok’s 30th birthday providing high quality housing services.
"The organisation has a strong track record of supporting diverse communities in West and South Yorkshire which has been built on its firm routes in the Huddersfield area.
"As part of the Incommunities ‘family’ we are looking forward to supporting Sadeh Lok team as they grow and develop as a first class customer centred housing provider."
Sadeh Lok’s Head of Service Hussain Brook, said: "I would like to thank everyone connected with Sadeh Lok, from the current team to former colleagues and board members, who together have been such a big part of our journey.
"Our merger with Incommunities provides an exciting platform from which to grow as we look forward to our next 30 years in business."