Housing providers

Housing providers

In March 2019 some 75 housing providers owned and managed more thn 62,000 homes 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 council housing to a housing association partner, known as stock transfer landlords. These are:

  • Sanctuary in East Cambridgeshire
  • Clarion (formerly known as Roddons) in Fenland
  • Flagship in Forest Heath
  • Chorus (formerly known as Luminus) in Huntingdonshire
  • Cross Keys in Peterborough
  • Havebury in St Edmundsbury.

How many others are there?

In addition, in each district there are other 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.

  • 32 registered providers own housing in Cambridge, representing 6,049 homes
  • 23 registered providers own housing in East Cambridgeshire, representing 5,670 homes
  • 31 registered providers own housing in Fenland, representing 5,843 homes
  • 21 registered providers own housing in Forest Heath, representing 4,601 homes
  • 35 registered providers own housing in Huntingdonshire, representing 10,564 homes
  • 29 registered providers own housing in Peterborough, representing 16,764 homes
  • 30 registered providers own housing in South Cambridgeshire, representing 4,947 homes
  • 26 registered providers own housing in St Edmundsbury, representing 8,310 homes

Many of the providers operate in more than one district, which is why the number of RPs in the list above does not add up to 75.

In total housing associations across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and West Suffolk own 62,748 homes.

In 2019 we have updated our directory of housing associations and providers across our area again, using data from Homes England. We’ve included a 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 in October. As soon as we can, we publish the local information here on Cambridgeshire Insight.
  • 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 https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/statistical-data-return-2018-to-2019
  • 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 created toolkits where you can pick a district or a housing provider to find out:

  • about individual housing providers
  • about the housing providers in a district
  • about trends over the past 5 years.

All these tools, and other informaiton, can be found here.

Please note

In each district’s table, 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 2019.

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 Total
Abbeyfield Society 17 17
Aldwyk Housing Group  87 11 21 72 191
Anchor Hanover Group 70 70
Argyle Street Housing Co-operative 84 84
Bespoke Supportive Tenancies 12 12
bpha 758 5 55 413 1,231
Cherry Hinton Almshouse Charity 2 2
CHS Group 601 113 155 32 901
Chorus Homes (previously Luminus) 207 42 249
Clarion Housing Association 300 4 55 359
Flagship Housing Group 35 35
Futures Homescape 5 35 14 54
Hastoe Housing Association 4 2 6
Heylo Housing 1 1
Home Group 10 10
Housing 21 81 81
Housing Partnership (London) 78 78
Hundred Houses Society 789 32 821
London & Quadrant Housing Trust 87 87
Mary Hatch Almshouses with Diamond Jubilee Cottages 6 6
Metropolitan Housing Trust 668 121 24 16 829
Orbit Group 9 9
Origin Housing 12 44 1 57
Orwell Housing Association  15 15
Papworth Trust 12 12
Paradise Housing Co-operative 11 11
Riverside Group 43 111 154
Sanctuary Housing Association 504 504
Stonewater 28 28
Suffolk Housing Society 16 16
Waters Almshouses (links to CHS website) 6 6
YMCA Trinity Group 113 113
Total 4,297 562 501 689 6,049

 

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 2019.

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 Total
Axiom Housing Association 24 65 89
bpha 8 18 26
Cambridgeshire Cottage Housing Society 8 8
CHS Group 335 33 113 481
Clarion Housing Association 90 51 141
Colne Housing Society 8 8
Empower Housing Association 6 6
Flagship Housing Group 73 12 85
Hastoe Housing Association 85 22 107
Heylo Housing 21 21
Havebury Housing Partnership 18 14 32
Hundred Houses Society 89 22 111
Metropolitan Housing Trust 63 17 9 89
Muir Group 1 1
Orbit Group 34 4 38
Papworth Trust 5 5
Progress Housing Association 6 6
Saffron Housing Trust 5 1 6
Sanctuary 3,238 55 958 122 4,294
Sovereign Housing Association  1 1
Stonewater 25 11 36
Total 4,090 127 1,023 430 5,670

 

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 2019.

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 Total
Accent Housing 362 53 15 430
Aldwyk Housing Group 4 4
Anchor Hanover Group 27 27
Axiom Housing Association 158 31 11 200
bpha 2 3 5
Chorus Homes (previously Luminus) 15 25 40
Chrysalis Supported Association 3 3
CHS Group 180 28 208
Clarion Housing Association 3,599 418 94 4,111
Cotman Housing Association 5 5
Cross Keys Homes 17 17
First Priority Housing Association 3 3
Flagship Housing Group 3 3
Funding Affordable Homes 1 1
Golden Lane Housing 6 6
Home Group 75 21 17 113
Housing 21 31 31
Hundred Houses Society 35 1 36
Inclusion Housing Community Interest Company 5 5
Longhurst & Havelok Homes 42 5 47
Metropolitan Housing Trust 59 1 60
Muir Group Housing Association 97 20 8 125
Notting Hill Genesis 9 9
Orbit Group 1 1
Papworth Trust 14 14
Places for People Homes 1 1
Reside Housing Association 18 18
Saffron Housing Trust 1 1
Sanctuary Housing 145 18 130 5 298
Wisbech Charities 21 21
Total 4,799 202 680 162 5,843

 

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 2019.

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 Total
Anchor Hanover Group 26 26
bpha 4 13 17
Brandon Poor’s Estate 7 7
Broadland Housing Association 81 81
CHS group 10 10
Clarion Housing Association 39 37 76
Co-op Homes (South) 3 3
Cotman Housing Association 38 8 46
Flagship Housing Group 2,939 30 259 191 3,419
Hastoe Housing Association 22 8 30
Havebury Housing Partnership 165 45 210
Metropolitan Housing Trust 6 3 9
Orbit Group 195 8 48 31 282
Orwell Housing Association 15 1 16
Papworth Trust 1 1
Reside Housing Association 6 6
Saffron Housing Trust 1 1
Sanctuary Housing Association 29 34 23 86
Southern Housing Grup 1 1
Suffolk Housing Society 205 15 54 274
Total 3,752 60 428 361 4,601

 

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 2019.

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 Total
Accent Housing 424 63 13 500
Aldwyck Housing Group  49 49
Anchor Hanover Group 189 189
Axiom Housing Association 257 38 46 341
Bespoke Supportive Tenancies 7 7
bpha 641 13 257 911
Catalyst Housing 1 1
Chorus Homes (previously Luminus) 5,371 41 525 135 6,072
CHS Group 221 6 47 274
Clarion Housing Association 109 17 126
Cotman Housing Association 30 30
Cross Keys Homes 211 74 285
Dimensions (UK) 5 5
Golden Lane Housing 5 5
Guinness Partnership 68 24 92
Hastoe Housing Association 37 10 47
Havebury Housing Partnership 50 17 67
Heylo Housing 14 14
Home Group 18 18
Housing 21 107 107
Hundred Houses Society 19 3 22
Hyde Housing Association 119 40 159
Longhurst & Havelok Homes 74 36 110
Metropolitan Housing Trust 235 29 20 284
Muir Group Housing Association 495 38 66 26 625
Orbit Group 1 1
Papworth Trust 33 33
Places for People Living+ 59 59
Progress Housing Association 3 3
Ramsey Welfare Charities 44 44
Reside Housing Association 32 32
Sage Housing 3 3
Salvation Army Housing Association 36 36
Stonewater 13 13
Total 8,426 403 1,040 695 10,564

 

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 2019.

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 Total
Accent Housing 1,323 233 124 1,680
Anchor Hanover Group 145 145
Axiom Housing Association 843 146 339 44 1,372
Bespoke Supportive Tenancies 6 6
bpha 356 187 543
Chorus Homes (previously Luminus) 17 17
Clarion Housing Association 332 7 339
Cross Keys Homes 8,628 75 1,244 421 10,368
First Priority Housing Association 40 40
Funding Affordable Homes 12 12
Golden Lane Housing 4 4
Grand Union Housing Group 1 1
Guinness Partnership 3 3
Habinteg Housing Association 7 7
Heylo Housing 6 6
Home Group 456 34 32 522
Housing 21 130 130
Hundred Houses Society 1 1
Hyde Housing Association 746 215 16 977
Inclusion Housing Community Interest Company 34 34
Longhurst & Havelok Homes 246 92 338
Muir Group 18 5 23
Orbit Group 6 6
Papworth Trust 36 36
Places for People Living+ 3 3
Saffron Housing Trust 1 1
Stonewater 1 1
Westmoreland Supported Housing 32 32
YMCA Trinity Group 117 117
Total 12,969 762 2,091 942 16,764

 

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 2019.

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 Total
Accent Housing 229 100 329
Aldwyck Housing Group 49 11 60
Anchor Hanover Group 32 32
bpha 395 16 283 694
Cambridgeshire Cottage Housing Society 57 57
Chorus Homes (previously Luminus) 44 32 76
CHS Group 537 60 143 740
Clarion Housing Association 444 5 114 563
Cross Keys Homes 5 2 7
Flagship Housing Group 185 152 337
Grand Union Housing Group 3 3
Guinness Partnership 32 2 34
Hastoe Housing Association 5 1 6
Havebury Housing Partnership 4 2 6
Heylo Housing 10 10
Hundred Houses Society 191 54 245
Longhurst & Havelok Homes 38 16 54
Metropolitan Housing Trust 672 46 129 847
Orbit Group 8 11 19
Papworth Trust 172 255 427
Paradigm Homes Charitable Housing Association 10 10 20
Places for People Homes 78 42 120
Riverside Group 12 12
Saffron Housing Trust 1 1
Sanctuary Housing 19 34 74 2 129
Stonewater 54 24 79
Suffolk Housing Society 26 15 41
Total 3,269 356 181 1,141 4,947

 

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 2019.

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 Total
Anchor Hanover Group 150 150
bpha 2 13 6 21
Broadland Housing Association 10 10
Catalyst Housing 1 1
Clarion Housing Association 8 8
Estuary Housing Association 1 1
Flagship Housing Group 181 62 243
Golden Lane Housing 4 4
Hastoe Housing Association 15 9 24
Havebury Housing Partnership 5,480 104 277 54 5,915
Home Group 18 18
Housing 21 120 120
Metropolitan Housing Trust 145 17 25 187
Notting Hill Genesis 71 71
Orbit Group 93 33 32 48 206
Orwell Housing Association 115 12 127
Papworth Trust 6 6
Reside Housing Association 7 7
Riverside Group 16 57 73
Saffron Housing Trust 4 4
Sanctuary Housing Association 156 17 20 193
Stonewater 226 9 235
Suffolk Housing Society 492 31 113 24 660
YMCA Trinity Group 26 26
Total 6,931 407 705 267 8,310

 

Feedback?

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