Members have two search options, either to search via a free text box or by using pre-defined categories. We use a tagging and keyword system, so suppliers, events, services and documents are tagged with key search terms that we predict members will use to search. We also monitor what members are searching for on a regular basis, which allows us to recommend existing suppliers, add new more appropriate tags and source new suppliers if we need to
We have always worked hard to ensure we provide useful services and affordable solutions to our membership to help them cope with the ever-evolving needs of the sector they operate in.
Digital inclusion has become a real need in recent years and we are happy to offer some fantastic opportunities for our members to get their tenants online and therefore help them receive the knowledge and experience they need to live better lives.
We have put an offer in place to allow tenants to get the training, hardware and broadband access they need to be able to get online, address some of the barriers and to access a wide range of products and services. We offer the following courses and services:
- 6-12 week basic group courses
- One-to-one in-home tuition
- Digital champion workshop for staff/volunteers
- E-learning modules
- Vital digital (full time telephone and live-chat support line)
- Equipment and handling fee
- Engagement support
We have also negotiated exclusive, super-efficient broadband deals in a bid to help our members tackle digital exclusion amongst their tenants in the most effective and financially advantageous way. The latest deals that we have available are:
- Fast Broadband (introductory offer) – £18.75 a month includes line rental
- Faster Fibre Broadband (introductory offer) – £25.00 a month includes line rental
- TV with Fast Broadband – £22.95 a month includes line rental
- TV Plus with Fast Broadband – £28.50 a month includes line rental
If you would like to receive more information on both offers, please contact us on 0191 566 1000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
“The processes of completing the mini tenders for both frameworks (Electronic Payment Serices and Legionella Water Treatment) were straightforward and presented me with positive challenges. I was able to request some client specific amendments to reflect our needs. I found Consortium Procurement flexible and open to new ways of working.”
Katie Williams, Procurement Manager at AmicusHorizon
Northern Housing Consortium
We are part of the Northern Housing Consortium (NHC), but our reach is national. The NHC represents the views of housing organisations in the North of England. NHC bring its members together to share ideas, represent their interests and ensure they are heard at a regional and national government level.