Housing providers

Housing providers

In March 2018 almost 80 housing providers owned and managed social housing across the Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and West Suffolk.

Who are the big ones?

Cambridge City Homes and South Cambridgeshire District Council housing are the only two councils who continue to manage council housing. The other six councils have transferred their own housing to a housing association partner, known as stock transfer landlords. These are:

  • Sanctuary in East Cambridgeshire
  • Clarion in Fenland
  • Flagship in Forest Heath
  • Luminus in Huntingdonshire
  • Cross Keys in Peterborough
  • Havebury in St Edmundsbury.

How many others are there?

In addition, in each district there are also smaller housing providers who own and manage homes. These include housing associations, almshouse trusts and other providers registered with Homes England.

Some own very small numbers of homes and focus on particular locations or issues – others have a large number of homes across the whole area.

  • In Cambridge there are 31 registered providers
  • In East Cambridgeshire there are 19 registered providers
  • In Fenland there are 26 registered providers
  • In Forest Heath has 17 registered providers
  • In Huntingdonshire there are 32 registered providers
  • In Peterborough there are 26 registered providers
  • In South Cambridgeshire there are 28 registered providers
  • In St Edmundsbury there are 24 registered providers

…though many of the providers operate in more than one district.

In 2018 we updated our directory of housing associations and providers across our area, using data from Homes England. We’ve included a rough guide to the type and number of homes they own and/or manage in that district, and links to their website “home page” so you can find out more.

Where does the data come from?

  • The list of providers comes from Homes England. The data is gathered from each provider in April each year, it’s then checked and published around October, finally we publish the local list on Cambridgeshire Insight in November.
  • The provider web addresses have been added locally. Some providers do not appear to have a website but these can be added, if you can provide the missing information.
  • As provider names and stock numbers change during the course of a year, the list is reviewed and updated each Autumn, once Homes England has published its data.
  • The most recent update in full detail can be found at www.gov.uk/government/statistics/statistical-data-return-2017-to-2018
  • Below are the housing providers and stock numbers for each local authority area. Where the provider name is shown in black text, no website could be found.
  • Homes England has also produced two toolkits where you can pick a district from the drop-down list to see information about the housing providers in that district, here; and a similar tool that provides information about individual housing providers, here.

Notes

  • <5 means “less than 5”
  • LCHO is short for low cost home ownership

Cambridge

In Cambridge, council housing is owned and managed by Cambridge City Homes, please see https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/housing.

Here is a list of housing providers registered with Homes England who own and/or manage homes in Cambridge, with a guide to the number and type of homes as at March 2018.

If you click on the blue provider name, their home page will open in a new window to help you find out more.

 

General needs Supported housing Older people LCHO
Abbeyfield Society 17
Aldwyk Housing Group 29 29
Anchor Trust 70
Argyle Street Housing Co-operative 84
bpha 689 6 45 340
Cherry Hinton Almshouse Charity <5
CHS Group 602 221 300 33
Clarion Housing Association 218 47
Flagship Housing Group 35
Genesis Housing Association <5 <5
Hastoe Housing Association <5 <5
Home Group 10
Housing & Care 21 81
Housing Partnership (London) 78
Hundred Houses Society 831 72 31
King Street Housing Society 181 11 21
London & Quadrant Housing Trust 89
Luminus Homes 207 45
Metropolitan Housing Trust 660 200 24 17
Orbit South Housing Association 9
Origin Housing 12 44 <5
Orwell Housing Association 15
Papworth Trust 12
Paradise Housing Co-operative 11
Places for People Living+ <5
Richmond Fellowship 12
Riverside Group 86 214
Sanctuary Housing Association 504
Suffolk Housing Society 16
Waters Almshouses (links to CHS website) 6
Wisbech Charities 21
YMCA Cambridgeshire & Peterborough 80

 

East Cambridgeshire

Here is a list of housing providers registered with Homes England who own and/or manage homes in East Cambridgeshire, with a guide to the number and type of homes as at March 2018.

If you click on the blue provider name, their home page will open in a new window to help you find out more.

 

General needs Supported Older peoples LCHO
Axiom Housing Association 24 65
bpha 8 19
Cambridgeshire Cottage Housing Society 8
CHS Group 318 33 104
Clarion Housing Group 90 53
Colne Housing Society 8
Flagship Housing Group 59
Genesis Housing Association <5
Hastoe Housing Association 85 21
Havebury Housing Partnership 18 14
Hundred Houses Society 89 22
Mary Hatch Almshouses with Diamond Jubilee Cottages 6
Metropolitan Housing Trust 63 9 9
Muir Group Housing Association <5
Orbit South Housing Association 34 <5
Papworth Trust <5
Progress Care Housing Association 12
Saffron Housing Trust <5 <5
Sanctuary Housing Association & Sanctuary Affordable Housing 3,308 52 958 156
Sovereign Housing Association <5
Stonewater 25 11

 

Fenland

Here is a list of housing providers registered with Homes England who own and/or manage homes in Fenland, with a guide to the number and type of homes as at March 2018.

If you click on the blue provider name, their home page will open in a new window to help you find out more.

General needs Supported Older peoples LCHO
Accent Housing Group 333 69 16
Anchor Trust 27
Axiom Housing Association 148 31 <5
bpha <5 <5
CHS Group 181 28
Clarion Housing Group 3,601 422 95
Cotman Housing Association <5
Cross Keys Homes 18
First Priority Housing Association <5
Flagship Housing Group <5
Genesis Housing Association 18
Golden Lane Housing 25
Home Group 75 21 17
Housing & Care 21 31
Hundred Houses Society 35 <5
Hyde Housing Association 42 <5
Inclusion Housing Community Interest Company <5
Longhurst & Havelok Homes <5
Luminus Homes 7
Metropolitan Housing Trust 59
Muir Group Housing Association 97 20 8
Oak Foundation (part of Luminus) <5 31
Orbit Group <5
Papworth Trust 14
Places for People Homes <5
Reside Housing Association 18
Saffron Housing Trust <5
Sanctuary Housing Association & Sanctuary Affordable Housing 146 24 131 <5
Thames Valley Housing Association <5

 

Forest Heath

Here is a list of housing providers registered with Homes England who own and/or manage homes in Forest Heath, with a guide to the number and type of homes as at March 2018.

If you click on the blue provider name, their home page will open in a new window to help you find out more.

General needs Supported Older peoples LCHO
bpha 4 13
Brandon Poor’s Estate 7
Broadland Housing Association 81
Clarion Housing Group 32 20
Co-op Homes (South) <5
Cotman Housing Association 40 11
Flagship Housing Group 2,886 28 259 179
Hanover Housing Association 26
Hastoe Housing Association 22 8
Havebury Housing Partnership 149 39
Metropolitan Housing Trust 6 <5
Orbit South Housing Association 195 8 48 33
Orwell Housing Association 15
Papworth Trust <5
Reside Housing Association 6
Saffron Housing Trust <5
Sanctuary Housing Association 29 34 23
Southern Home Ownership <5
Suffolk Housing Society 205 15 54

 

Huntingdonshire

Here is a list of housing providers registered with Homes England who own and/or manage homes in Huntingdonshire, with a guide to the number and type of homes as at March 2018.

If you click on the blue provider name, their home page will open in a new window to help you find out more.

General needs Supported Older peoples LCHO
Accent Housing Group 424 63 13
Aldwyck Housing Group 49
Anchor Trust 76
Axiom Housing Association 257 38 46
Bespoke Supportive Tenancies <5
bpha 659 17 247
Catalyst Housing <5
CHS Group 221 6 44
Clarion Housing Group 109 17
Cotman Housing Association 30
Cross Keys Homes 103 37
Dimensions (UK) 11
Golden Lane Housing 6
Guinness Partnership 68 25
Hanover Housing Association 113
Hastoe Housing Association 30 7
Havebury Housing Partnership 40 <5
Home Group 18
Housing & Care 21 107
Hundred Houses Society 19 <5
Hyde Housing Association 121 40
Longhurst & Havelok Homes 62 31
Luminus Homes 5,384 26 129
Metropolitan Housing Trust 222 29 11
Muir Group Housing Association 495 38 66 26
Oak Foundation (part of Luminus) 14 25 539
Orbit South Housing Association <5
Papworth Trust 33
Places for People Living+ <5
Progress Care Housing Association <5
Ramsey Welfare Charities 44
Reside Housing Association 32
Salvation Army Housing Association 36
Stonewater 10

 

Peterborough

Here is a list of housing providers registered with Homes England who own and/or manage homes in Peterborough, with a guide to the number and type of homes as at March 2018.

If you click on the blue provider name, their home page will open in a new window to help you find out more.

General needs Supported Older peoples LCHO
Accent Housing Group 1,284 247 128
Anchor Trust 83
Aragon Housing Association <5
Axiom Housing Association 834 291 339 37
Bespoke Supportive Tenancies 6
bpha 376 174
Clarion Housing Group 383 7
Cross Keys Homes 8,591 75 1,283 409
First Priority Housing Association 55
Genesis Housing Association 26
Golden Lane Housing <5
Guinness Partnership <5
Habinteg Housing Association 7
Hanover Housing Association 62
Home Group 456 89 34
Housing & Care 21 130
Hundred Houses Society <5
Hyde Housing Association 751 428 18
Inclusion Housing Community Interest Company 29
Longhurst & Havelok Homes 248 84
Luminus Homes 17
Muir Group Housing Association 10
Orbit South Housing Association 6
Papworth Trust 36
Places for People Homes <5
Saffron Housing Trust <5
Stonewater <5
Westmoreland Supported Housing 19
YMCA Cambridgeshire & Peterborough 111

 

South Cambridgeshire

In South Cambridgeshire, council housing is owned and managed by South Cambridgeshire District Council – please see https://www.scambs.gov.uk/services/council-tenants for more detail.

Here is a list of housing providers registered with Homes England who own and/or manage homes in South Cambridgeshire, with a guide to the number and type of homes as at March 2018.

If you click on the blue provider name, their home page will open in a new window to help you find out more.

General needs Supported Older peoples LCHO
Accent Housing Group 229 101
Aldwyck Housing Group <5 <5
Aragon Housing Association <5
bpha 307 16 238
Cambridgeshire Cottage Housing Society 57
CHS Group 490 60 164
Clarion Housing Group 526 9 127
Cotman Housing Association 78 9
Cross Keys Homes <5 <5
Flagship Housing Group 242 156
Genesis Housing Association 11
Guinness Partnership 32 <5
Hanover Housing Association 32
Hastoe Housing Association <5 <5
Havebury Housing Partnership <5 <5
Hundred Houses Society 219 54
King Street Housing Society 47 8
Longhurst & Havelok Homes 20 <5
Luminus Homes 44 33
Metropolitan Housing Trust 680 147 137
Orbit South Housing Association 8 11
Papworth Trust 172 255
Paradigm Homes Charitable Housing Association 10 10
Places for People Homes 78 50
Riverside Group 12
Saffron Housing Trust <5
Sanctuary Housing Association & Sanctuary Affordable Housing 12 68 74
Stonewater 54 24
Suffolk Housing Society 26 15

 

St Edmundsbury

Here is a list of housing providers registered with Homes England who own and/or manage homes in St Edmundsbury, with a guide to the number and type of homes as at March 2018.

If you click on the blue provider name, their home page will open in a new window to help you find out more.

General needs Supported Older peoples LCHO
Abbeyfield Society 13
bpha <5 13 6
Broadland Housing Association 10
Catalyst Housing <5
Clarion Housing Group 8
Estuary Housing Association <5
Flagship Housing Group 171 56
Genesis Housing Association 180
Golden Lane Housing <5
Hanover Housing Association 150
Hastoe Housing Association 15 9
Hastoe Wyvern Housing Association 9
Havebury Housing Partnership 5,462 102 349 39
Home Group 18
Housing & Care 21 87
Metropolitan Housing Trust 145 17 28
Orbit South Housing Association 93 56 32 48
Orwell Housing Association 116 12
Papworth Trust 6
Reside Housing Association 7
Riverside Group 16 57
Saffron Housing Trust <5
Sanctuary Housing Association 156 17 20
Stonewater 226 10
Suffolk Housing Society 507 31 113 25
YMCA Trinity Group 25

 

Feedback?

If you have any feedback, suggestions, comments or additions to make, please e-mail sue.beecroft@cambridge.gov.uk – thank you!