We are one of the UK's foremost housing groups, managing a growing portfolio of over 47,000 affordable and social rent homes, and one of the UK’s largest developers of affordable housing, with plans to build over 5,300 new homes by 2025.
We are by nature an organisation shaped to deliver social value, with sustainability embedded in all we do. Our target is to deliver £100 million in social value for our customers and communities by 2025. We support our 100,000 customers through our homes and our services, and we encourage good business, working with likeminded organisations and social enterprises within our supply chain. We work to actively enhance our environment, creating and improving places and spaces for communities to thrive. Our objectives are to achieve net zero carbon emissions, enhance our outdoor spaces to improve their quality and biodiversity, and develop responsible partnerships to develop and manage a sustainable supply chain.
We operate an agile new build development programme, with diverse markets and geographies, and we were awarded our second Homes England Strategic Partnership in September 2020. The grant will provide funding for more additional much-needed new affordable homes and builds upon our Strategic Partnership with Homes England, which was announced in November 2018, bringing the total number of homes to be delivered under this partnership to over 3,800.
Everything we do is underpinned by our rigorous approach to governance including substantial scenario testing. We have an experienced Board and Leadership team with a mix of strong commercial and sector skills, and are fully compliant with the National Housing Federation’s (NHF) 2015 Code of Governance and with the Regulator of Social Housing’s Governance and Financial Viability Standard.