Homelessness charity Centrepoint is set to use Plentific’s platform to manage the repairs and maintenance of its hostels for homeless young people. Through the platform, Centrepoint will be connected to a marketplace of approved local contractors and gain insights about the repairs and maintenance operations of its properties.
Plentific’s technology platform and online marketplace will help to manage each step of the charity’s repairs and maintenance processes and is expected to reduce the average repair time from 13 days to 72 hours.
Ed Tytherleigh, director of support & housing, Centrepoint said, “We are partnering with Plentific for our repairs and maintenance work – Plentific’s online marketplace will transform the way we manage our properties and will provide an even better environment for our young people, allowing them to prosper and grow as they move away from homelessness and the other challenges they face.”
As well as digitising its repairs and maintenance processes, Plentific will also provide Centrepoint with insights into how its properties are performing. This will enable the charity’s property managers to better understand its needs across the entire estate and make more informed decisions.
Cem Savas, CEO and co-founder, Plentific said, “Having a safe place to live is absolutely essential to people’s wellbeing and our platform will help to ensure that Centrepoint’s clients have the best environment while they build their lives. Our mission is to make housing work better for everyone and I can see no place where the need is greater than for those who might otherwise be homeless.”