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Westside working towards accreditation

In June 2018 Westside Housing hosted an auditor from Global-Mark who assessed our business and operations against the National Community Housing Standards.

Background

The Standards were initially developed in 1998 as part of a project of the National Community Housing Forum (funded by the Australian Government) that sought to develop:
• a common national standards for community housing
• a system to assess organisations on the basis of the standards
• a structure to accredit community housing providers on the basis of the standards.

Community Housing Providers in South Australia voluntarily seek to use and be accredited by the Standards as best practice. It is also used as a Quality Assurance Framework in meeting requirements of the National Regulatory System for Community Housing.

Accreditation for Westside

We have received preliminary indication that we meet the Standards and we will hear formally from the accreditation agency in August. Our goal is to receive accreditation for three years.

If you would like to know more, you can download a copy of the Standards here.