Housing providers

Housing providers

In March 2017 some 73 housing providers owned and managed social housing across the Cambridge sub-region and Peterborough.

Who are the big ones?

This number includes Cambridge City Homes and South Cambridgeshire District Council housing – the two councils who continue to manage council housing. The other five districts have transferred council housing to a housing association partner, who are known as the stock transfer landlords. These are:

  • Sanctuary in East Cambridgeshire
  • Clarion Housing Group (previously called Circle Housing Roddons) in Fenland
  • Flagship (previously Kings Forest) in Forest Heath
  • Luminus in Huntingdonshire
  • Cross Keys in Peterborough
  • Havebury in St Edmundsbury.

How many others are there?

In each district, besides the stock transfer landlord, other housing providers including housing associations, almshouse trusts and other providers registered with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) build, own and manage homes. 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.

  • Cambridge has 29 registered providers
  • East Cambridgeshire has 23 registered providers
  • Fenland has 29 registered providers
  • Huntingdonshire has 34 registered providers
  • South Cambridgeshire has 30 registered providers
  • Forest Heath has 21 registered providers
  • St Edmundsbury has 27 registered providers
  • Peterborough has 27 registered providers

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

In 2017 we updated our directory of housing associations and providers across our area, using data from the HCA. 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 the Homes and Communities Agency. The data is gathered from each provider in April each year, it’s then checked and published by the HCA 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 the HCA has published its data.
  • The most recent update in full detail can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/statistical-data-return-2016-to-2017.
  • Highlights from the national return which relate to our eight local districts are also available as open data, at http://opendata.cambridgeshireinsight.org.uk/dataset/private-registered-provider-housing-our-area. This includes data on housing stock, rents and affordable rent.
  • 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.

Notes

<5 means “less than 5”

Please let us know if you have corrections or improvements to make to the list by e-mailing sue.beecroft@cambridge.gov.uk. Thank you.

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 the Homes and Communities Agency who own and/or manage homes in Cambridge, with a guide to the number and type of homes as at March 2017.

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

Housing provider  General needs Supported housing Housing for older people Low cost home ownership
Abbeyfield Society 17
Aldwyk Housing Group 29 29
Anchor Trust 70
Argyle Street Housing Co-operative 84
bpha 643 6 45 273
CHS Group 605 114 155 36
Clarion Housing Group (previously Circle Thirty Three Housing Trust) 218 48
Genesis Housing Association <5 <5
Hastoe Housing Association <5 <5
Home Group 10
Housing & Care 21 81
Housing Partnership (London) 78
Hundred Houses Society 803 72 18
King Street Housing Society 181 11 21
Luminus Homes 207 45
Metropolitan Housing Trust 661 110 24 17
Orbit Group 9
Orbit South Housing Association 9
Origin Housing 12 44 <5
Orwell Housing Association 15
Papworth Trust 12
Paradise Housing Co-operative 11
Riverside Group 43 138
Sanctuary Housing Association 504
Suffolk Housing Society 16
Waters Almshouses (links to CHS website) 6
Wisbech Charities 21
YMCA Cambridgeshire & Peterborough 81

East Cambridgeshire

Here is a list of housing providers registered with the Homes and Communities Agency who own and/or manage homes in East Cambridgeshire, with a guide to the number and type of homes as at March 2017.

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

Housing provider General needs  Supported housing Housing for older people Low cost home ownership
Axiom Housing Association 24 65
bpha 8 19
CHS Group 301 33 99
Cambridgeshire Cottage Housing Society 8
Clarion Housing Group (previously Circle Thirty Three Housing Trust) 90 54
Colne Housing Society 8
Flagship Housing Group 60
Genesis Housing Association <5
Hastoe Housing Association 85 21
Havebury Housing Partnership 18 15
Hundred Houses Society 75 19
Mary Hatch Almshouses with Diamond Jubilee Cottages 6
Metropolitan Housing Trust 63 9 9
Muir Group Housing Association <5
Orbit Group <5
Orbit South Housing Association 34 <5
Papworth Trust <5
Progress Care Housing Association 6
Saffron Housing Trust <5 <5
Sanctuary Housing Association & Sanctuary Affordable Housing 3,308 53 959 162
Sovereign Housing Association <5
Stonewater 25 11

 

Fenland

Here is a list of housing providers registered with the Homes and Communities Agency who own and/or manage homes in Fenland, with a guide to the number and type of homes as at March 2017.

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

Housing provider General needs Supported housing Housing for older people Low cost home ownership
Accent Nene 333 69 17
Anchor Trust 27
Axiom Housing Association 148 31 <5
bpha <5 <5
CHS Group 181 28
Clarion housing group (previously known as Circle Housing Roddons) 3,617 422 98
Cotman Housing Association <5
Cross Keys Homes <5
Flagship Housing Group <5
Genesis Housing Association 18
Golden Lane Housing 13
Home Group 75 21 17
Housing & Care 21 31
Hundred Houses Society 35 <5
Hyde Housing Association 52 <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 34
Orbit South Housing Association <5
Papworth Trust 15
Reside Housing Association 16
Saffron Housing Trust <5
Sanctuary Housing Association & Sanctuary Affordable Housing 198 18 131 <5
Thames Valley Housing Association <5

 

Forest Heath

Here is a list of housing providers registered with the Homes and Communities Agency who own and/or manage homes in Forest Heath, with a guide to the number and type of homes as at March 2017.

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

Huntingdonshire

Here is a list of housing providers registered with the Homes and Communities Agency who own and/or manage homes in Huntingdonshire, with a guide to the number and type of homes as at March 2017.

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

Peterborough

Here is a list of housing providers registered with the Homes and Communities Agency who own and/or manage homes in Peterborough, with a guide to the number and type of homes as at March 2017.

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

Housing provider General needs Supported housing Housing for older people Low cost home ownership
Accent Housing Group (previously Accent Nene) 1,279 247 129
Anchor Trust 83
Aragon Housing Association <5
Axiom Housing Association 835 156 339 33
bpha 391 165
Clarion Housing Group (previously Circle Thirty Three Housing Trust) 383 7
Cross Keys Homes 8,596 75 1,230 387
Genesis Housing Association 26
Golden Lane Housing <5
Guinness <5
Habinteg 7
Hanover 62
Home Group 456 45 36
Housing & Care 21 130
Hundred Houses Society <5
Hyde Housing Association 757 203 19
Inclusion Housing Community Interest Company 24
Longhurst & Havelok Homes 251 87
Luminus Homes 17
Muir Group Housing Association 10
Orbit South Housing Association 12
Papworth 36
Saffron Housing Trust <5
Stonewater <5
Westmoreland Supported Housing <5
YMCA Cambridgeshire & Peterborough 116

 

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 the Homes and Communities Agency who own and/or manage homes in South Cambridgeshire, with a guide to the number and type of homes as at March 2017. If you click on the blue provider name, their home page will open in a new window to help you find out more.

The homes are categorised as:

  • G = General needs housing
  • S = Supported housing
  • O = Housing for older people
  • L = Low cost home ownership

 

Housing provider G S O L
Accent Housing Group (previously Accent Nene) 217 91
Aldwyck Housing Group <5 <5
Aragon Housing Association <5
bpha 291 16 230
CHS Group 493 60 164
Cambridgeshire Cottage Housing Society* 57
Clarion Housing Group (formerly Circle Thirty Three Housing Trust) 526 9 128
Cotman Housing Association 78 9
Flagship Housing Group 202 158
Genesis Housing Association 13
Guinness Partnership 32 <5
Hanover Housing Association 32
Hastoe <5 <5
Havebury Housing Partnership <5 <5
Hundred Houses Society 198 50
King Street Housing Society 47
Luminus Homes

44

33

Metropolitan Housing Trust 681 39 141
Orbit South Housing Association 8 11
Papworth Trust 172 239
Paradigm Homes Charitable Housing Association 10 10
Places for People Homes 78 9
Riverside Group 12
Saffron Housing Trust <5
Sanctuary Housing Association 12 34 74
Stonewater

54

25

Suffolk Housing Society 26 15

 

St Edmundsbury

Here is a list of housing providers registered with the Homes and Communities Agency who own and/or manage homes in St Edmundsbury, with a guide to the number and type of homes as at March 2017.

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

Feedback?

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