We are one of the UK’s foremost housing groups, managing a growing portfolio of over 45,000 affordable and social rent homes, and one of the UK’s largest developers of affordable housing, with plans to build 6,500 new homes in the next five years.
We are by nature an organisation shaped to deliver social value, with sustainability embedded in our vision to lead in building thriving communities. We invested £6.4million directly into our communities in 2020/2021. 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 green 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. The grant will provide funding for an additional 1,500 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 4,200.
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.