City West Housing Trust, a ForViva group member is a not-for-profit organisation owning over 14,600 homes in the North West. We take a ‘can do, will do’ approach to our work and are proud of our success so far. Our strong relationships with our customers and partners have helped us make significant improvements in our local communities. We are a Forviva group member, and our vision and values reflect this.
Belfast-based Clanmil Housing Group was first registered with Department of the Environment in 1977 and provides great homes that strengthen communities with services that matter. The association has 3,928 homes.
Community Gateway Association based in Preston, is the first social housing organisation in the UK to be set up as a ‘community gateway’ and remains the only such social landlord in the North of England. This means the association places tenants and communities at the heart of its decisions, and gives local people maximum opportunity to influence its work.
Our starting point is to ask customers what they want, and tailor the organisation’s actions to their response. CGA’s business plan includes substantial continuing investment in community empowerment and training, which is vital to making this approach succeed.
Local people are represented on the CGA Board, on the Gateway Tenants’ Committee, in neighbourhood groups and through ongoing, direct contact with staff and other residents. Managing over 6000 properties CGA transferred the housing stock from Preston City Council (LsVT) in 2005.
Derwentside Homes was established in December 2006 and owns and manages around 6,700 properties formerly owned by Derwentside District Council in the North West of County Durham.
An active new-build programme is helping to ease the region’s housing crisis and new approaches to Corporate Social Responsibility are being developed. Activities include setting up time banks, forging partnerships to facilitate volunteering and creating social enterprises. The Group’s first social enterprise, Futures Greenscape, offers employment and training to local people who were previously out of work. The grounds maintenance business is expanding rapidly, with new contracts being secured across the region.
Gateway began life as Bethnal Green Housing Association in 1926, our first scheme at Queen Margaret flats was opened in 1929 and we still own and manage those flats today.
Over the following 70 years, Bethnal Green HA continued to grow and following a series of mergers with other East London based Housing Associations we changed our name to Gateway Housing Association in 2008.
The name Gateway is a reflection of:
We predominantly operate in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets but we have a small stock holding in Hackney and Newham. The majority of our 2800 homes is social rent.
We are uniquely the largest provider of sheltered housing in Tower Hamlets and were the first registered provider of older persons shared ownership in the borough, we also have two registered care homes for older persons and have the third largest stock-holding of social housing within the borough. We are particularly proud of our new build properties for leasehold, shared ownership and direct sale which is low density and high quality.
Genesis Housing Association is a key player in the affordable housing sector, providing homes and services to over 100,000 people in London and the east of England.
Genesis works in close partnership with local authority partners to deliver affordable homes and sustainable communities in response to local need. We offer homes for rent, sale and shared ownership; temporary, sheltered and supported accommodation, new home development and neighbourhood regeneration, and property management and maintenance services for private and public partners. With excellent customer service at the core of what we do, we provide our residents with the tools to build brighter futures for themselves and their families.
Gentoo is a large North East based social enterprise with a vision to improve the Art of Living. Our work is focused around three key areas to maximise our impact: people, planet and property.
We invest the income from our property activities along with the talent and energy of our team into finding solutions for some of society’s most pressing concerns. Ultimately we aim to enable people to realise their true potential and achieve their aspirations.
Nationally, we campaign and influence strategies that may affect our colleagues and customers. Locally, we are one of the biggest employers and landlords in Sunderland.
Halton Housing Trust is a forward thinking and dynamic not for profit housing association that owns and manages 6,400 homes in the Cheshire towns of Runcorn and Widnes.
We employ over 280 talented members of staff, including 80 specialist trades people in our Construction Services team. Our Board work closely with our Executive Management team to ensure that we meet our promises and main objective – ‘Improving People’s Lives.’
Officially called a registered provider, we formed in December 2005 following the transfer of homes from Halton Borough Council.
Hyde was established in 1967 with one aim: to help people excluded from the mainstream housing market by providing decent, affordable homes and managing them properly. Since then, we have grown and adapted to meet the unprecedented challenges of housing in the UK, but our social purpose remains firmly at the heart of everything we do. Hyde’s objectives are to deliver quality services, increase capacity and build more homes. Although value for money (VFM) is a part of everything we do, ‘increasing capacity’ helps us to focus on improving efficiency and maximising income and asset value to allow us to produce the greatest social value. Social value is delivered by providing new housing to meet chronic shortages, setting rents below market levels and providing added value services such as helping residents sustain their tenancies.
Incommunities Group Ltd was established in 2003 and is a large and diverse organisation. Our core business is to provide affordable high quality housing within the Bradford District.
We own and manage over 21,500 homes for rent and have nearly 1,000 leasehold properties. We also recognise that our work goes beyond delivering ‘bricks and mortar’ and we have a key role to play in helping people build better lives for themselves and learn new skills. We use our strength and influence to improve people’s lives.
Johnnie Johnson Housing Trust is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing homes and services that people value. We provide a wide range of homes for over 5000 residents including retirement housing, general needs housing, supported housing and shared ownership. We have particular expertise in providing housing and service solutions for older people, enabling our customers to stay in their homes as long as possible with a tailored package of support that evolves with the developing needs of each individual. As a Housing Trust we manage a property portfolio worth over £100m and we employ over 300 people.
Liverpool Mutual Homes (LMH) is the city’s largest housing association managing 15,000 properties.
LMH is a key member of the Liverpool Housing Partnership – a pioneering relationship forged with Liverpool City Council, Redrow Homes and Wilmott Dixon that will invest £205 million over the next five years to build 1,500 new homes and bring a further 1,000 back into use.
It is the latest major home building and improvement scheme LMH has embarked upon since forming.
In April 2013, LMH announced it had exceeded all 135 promises it made to Liverpool City Council as part of the LSVT in 2008, investing £450million in its housing stock.
LMH is now over halfway through its Development Programme, which is investing £116million in building 1000 new homes by 2018.
As well as home building and landlord services, LMH invests heavily in its people and communities.
A Social Dividend sees profits generated by its in-house contractor, HMS, reinvested to fund schemes that help tenants receive training and find work, address deprivation and promote inclusion.
New Charter Housing Trust Group is a social landlord owning 18,700 homes. We have a turnover of £90 million and a workforce of 800 people. The Group consists of New Charter Homes, based in the Greater Manchester area, Gedling Homes in Nottingham and Aksa Homes in Oldham.
The New Charter Building Company provides a property repair, maintenance and improvement service working with a range of external partners and covering the whole of the North West, employing over 200 people and achieving a turnover of £34 million.
One of our most recent partnerships is with Threshold, based in Oldham who provide housing support to those most in need, strengthening the housing support network available for vulnerable people.
Newlon Housing Trust is a charitable housing association founded in Hackney in 1968 to provide decent and affordable homes for local people. Today we provide more than 7,000 homes across north and east London and we remain as committed as we were in 1968 to supporting the needs of one of the UK’s most diverse communities. The Trust is the parent company of the Newlon Group, which includes our partner organisations Outward, Newlon Fusion and Access Homes.
North Star Housing Group was formed in 2006, and is parent company to Endeavour and Teesdale Housing Associations. Endeavour owns or manages around 2,000 properties across the North East, the bulk of its stock being in the urban areas of the Tees Valley. Teesdale owns around 900 homes in the rural area around Barnard Castle. Know as an organisation that ‘punches above its weight’, we work hard to provide flexible, innovative and tailored services to a diverse client group.
We were established in 1971 as Northern Ireland’s strategic housing authority. We offer a range of services to people living in socially rented, privately rented and owner occupied accommodation as well as supporting and working with a number of other public bodies.
Orbit Group is one of the largest housing groups in the country, providing more than 37,000 high-quality homes to meet a wide range of housing need for families, single people, couples, older people and those needing extra support to live independently.
Our structure provides economies of scale and shared expertise while delivering local services to local people in community-based offices in the Midlands, the South East (including outer south London) and the East of England across more than 100 local authority areas. Orbit employs around 1,200 staff, all working to deliver the best possible service to our customers.
Places for People is one of the largest property management, development and regeneration companies in the UK. We own or manage 62,034 homes and have assets of more than £3 billion.
Our mission is to ensure the places we create and manage are successful Our approach goes further than simply building homes; we look at what an area needs to be able to thrive, such as new schools, shops, leisure facilities, childcare, job opportunities, access to learning and training and specialist support services.
We also continue to manage these places so they remain sustainable into the future. We are a not for dividend organisation and any profit we make is reinvested into the business. Our Vision: Working to provide aspirational homes and inspirational places.
Progress Housing Group is committed to providing high quality housing and related services to communities throughout the UK. Progress Housing Group is the parent company of New Progress Housing Association, Progress Care Housing Association and New Fylde Housing. The Group owns and manages over 9,500 homes across the UK and has assets worth over £350m. The Group’s vision is to be the housing provider of choice. Its head office is in Leyland, Lancashire.
South Lakes Housing (SLH) is a housing association which South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) helped set up.
SLH is the main provider of affordable rented housing in South Lakeland, Cumbria which covers 600 square miles including the towns of Kendal, Windermere, Grange-over-Sands and Ulverston. SLH also provides affordable homes in parts of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks.
SLH took over the ownership of 3,155 former council homes in March 2012 after tenants voted overwhelmingly for the change and previously managed housing within the district since 2004.
The organisation is run by a voluntary Board of Management made up of 4 tenants, 4 council nominees and 4 independent people. All tenants are able to become members and take an active role in the running of SLH.
SLH is much more than just a landlord. SLH is part of the wider South Lakeland family, working with local partner organisations and community groups to invest in communities to make them better places to live.
The Torus Group combines the strength, skills, local knowledge and strategic intent of two well established housing associations, Helena Partnerships and Golden Gates Housing Trust. Ambitious plans are in place to influence economic prosperity within the wider mid-Mersey region of North West England.
Established in April 2015 Torus has significant asset strength – some 22,000 homes – and has ambitious plans to create 2,500 local job opportunities over the next five years and to enhance the range of support services both housing associations already offer their 44,000 customers.
By 2020 Torus will build 1,500 homes. Each affordable home built contributes a sizeable investment to the local economy, creates jobs for local people and opportunities for local businesses.
A staff base of around 1,000 makes the Torus Group one of the largest employers in the region, attracting talented individuals sharing the same corporate vision: to use strength and influence to deliver economic and social change.
Wythenshawe Community Housing Group was formed in April 2013 following a new group structure of Willow Park Housing Trust and Parkway Green Housing Trust.
This group structure has created a combined stock of almost 14,000 properties, providing homes to more than 20,000 people across Wythenshawe, Manchester and a projected annual turnover of £61 million per year.
The new organisation has built on the existing strengths of both companies and will enable the preservation of high quality community services and continued investment in the local area.