Focus on Fraud Awareness for Housing Associations

Significantly reduce losses from tenancy and other frauds & help protect the organisation’s reputation.

Minimise tenancy fraud to ensure homes go to those most in need.

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Meritec’s Focus on Fraud Awareness for Housing Associations is a small way to make a big difference

  • Nationally around 100,000 socially rented homes are currently being affected by some form of tenancy fraud (Source: Protecting the Purse Report 2021)
  • The total estimated cost of tenancy fraud in the UK per annum is over £216m (Source: Annual Fraud Indicator 2017)
  • In the UK illegal sub-letting costs over £55m per annum, whilst fraudulent acquire to buy applications cost £92m.
  • Housing Associations can also be targets for corporate fraudsters too, including procurement fraud, cybercrime, theft, bribery and corruption.

For as little as £2 per
employee per annum*

you can start to support staff by
raising fraud awareness
across your whole organization.
(*£350 per annum base charge also applies)

How much is not raising staff awareness around tenancy fraud (and other fraudulent activity) costing your housing association?

The national cost to the taxpayer per detected tenancy fraud in the UK is a massive £42,000 (Source: Tenancy Fraud Forum 2021).

The Housing Association edition of Focus on Fraud Awareness enables social housing providers to quickly and cost effectively raise staff awareness throughout the organisation of fraudulent activities, thus mitigating risks and minimising potential losses.

Early identification of actual or potential frauds by 'fraud aware' staff can provide a rapid and significant Return on Investment of up to 2000%.

Making learning easy & rewarding for your staff with our cloud-based platform

  • Customised content for individual organisations
  • Interactive features to aid learner understanding
  • 24 x 7 x 365 access via PC, laptop, mobile or tablet
  • Management dashboard with learner usage and feedback
  • SCORM compliance for secure hosting by Meritec or on-premise
  • Optional mobile app for harder-to-reach learners

Beneficial outcomes for your Housing Association

  • Reduce losses from fraud – timely fraud referrals can save the organisation £000s in financial losses and minimise the costs of a damaged reputation.
  • Minimise training costs – eLearning facilities enable timely delivery of quality learning to large numbers of individuals
  • Improve the use of resources – staff fulfil their training needs at a pace that suits them, allowing specialist staff to focus on fraud detection and investigations.

A small price to pay for reducing losses from fraud, optimising the availability of homes and protecting your organisation from reputational damage

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In order to tackle fraud, we believe that fraud awareness training for employees is a vital part of the process. So much so, that we’ve made it mandatory for all staff. They need to know: what fraud is, what to look for, and how and where to report suspicions.

Paul Bicknell, Corporate Fraud Manager at Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Here are some of the organisations already subscribing to Focus on Fraud Awareness

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Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council Logo
Rochdale Borough Council Logo
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council Logo
Staffs Housing Logo

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