Modern Slavery Statement

This statement is published pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It outlines the position of and steps taken by Ability Housing Association to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking taking place within our business and supply chains.


We understand that modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, forced labour, human trafficking, and is a growing global issue.  Ability Housing Association has a zero tolerance approach to any kind of modern slavery within our organization of supply chains. We all have a responsibility to be alert to the risks within our business and supply chains and will ensure that effective controls are in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within our business and supply chains.

All members of staff are expected to report concerns using the appropriate channels and senior management will act upon all concerns raised.

Our Business

Ability Housing Association operates from 2 CQC registered branches and has a total of 13 services, delivering accommodation and community based supported living to 4 Local Authorities.

Our core service offering centres on the delivery of personal care and support to enable people to remain at home and maintain their independence.

 Supply Chains

As a provider of community-based services, property based services and affordable housing, the Company’s procurement needs are relatively simple, mostly including:


  • PPE for support Workers
  • Providers of agency staff
  • IT and communication equipment suppliers
  • Legal, accountancy and consultancy
  • Cleaning contractors
  • Rental, furnishing, equipping/maintenance of office space
  • Utilities providers
  • Maintenance contractors

Due Diligence

Where applicable, our suppliers are required to confirm compliance with relevant legislation including the Modern Slavery Act.

Training and Awareness

Ability Housing Association specifically covers the definition and indicators of modern slavery and human trafficking within its Safeguarding training. This is further supported by internal communications raising awareness of the expectation on staff to report concerns.

Policies and Procedures

We operate a number of internal policies and procedures that ensure we are conducting our business in an ethical, fair and transparent manner. These include:

  1. Recruitment Policy: including conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
  2. Whistle-Blowing Policy: ensures that all employees know that they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within our business or supply chain, without fear of reprisals.
  3. Employee Code of Conduct: explains the manner in which we behave as an organisation and how we expect our employees and suppliers to act.
  4. Equality and diversity Policy: outlines that Ability Housing Association has a zero tolerance to abuse of human rights within any part of the business or supply chains. We will take all allegations seriously that human rights are not properly respected.


This statement is approved and signed by the Chief Executive, Jeff on behalf of Ability Housing Association.

Signed by Jeff CO