Orbit was established in 1967 by a small but pioneering group of business people who wanted to provide quality homes for those left behind by the market. The passion they felt about the inequality in the access, scale and quality of available housing was channelled into positive action, and Orbit was created.
Our purpose today is every bit as important as it was when Orbit was founded. We now have around 45,000 affordable homes in management in the midlands, east and south east of England. We provide services to more than 100,000 residents, bringing them the security and stability they need, whilst building around 1,500 new affordable homes every year.
However, our commitment to our social purpose goes beyond that of a landlord and developer. As a responsible business, we are committed to improving the long-term prospects of society. We do this through taking steps to protect our planet for future generations, through investing in a range of projects to support communities, families and individuals, and through ensuring we have in place robust governance standards and excellent employment practices.