Currently, the alliance consists of 23 founding registered housing providers across the North of England. Each is listed below, together with a brief introduction.
Below the registered housing association providers, you’ll see a number of other strategic alliance partners, who are also supporting the alliance. Together, the entire group of collaborative partners are committed to the vision of the alliance and are working together with off-site technology supply chain partners (all listed on the ICN DPS database) to deliver best in class sustainable solutions for affordable housing across the North.
We’ve been providing quality homes and services to people in the North East for over 50 years, earning a reputation as one of the country’s leading housing providers. We will build 600 new affordable homes by 2023 and will aim to exceed this target. We provide property and estate services to over 60,000 customers in the North of England. We are a £75million turnover, charitable business employing over 550 people.
Bolton at Home is working to meet the housing needs of customers by developing and implementing an active asset management strategy, investing a minimum of £19m annually in homes to help create strong and flourishing communities. The association is looking to increase the range of housing options for our current and future customers and provide a bedrock for strong places by providing 1050 new homes by April 2023.
Gentoo is a housing association that provides more than 60,000 people in Sunderland with a place they can call home. Gentoo is contributing to Sunderland City Council’s City Plan to make the city a more dynamic, vibrant and healthy place to live and work.
Great Places Housing Group has worked to improve the lives of the people living in our 24,000 homes across the North West and Yorkshire since 1972. Much more than just a landlord, Great Places is a profit-for-purpose organisation that gives back to our customers, communities and colleagues, providing a wide-range of services and promoting partnership work to create vibrant, sustainable communities.
ForViva is about challenging inequalities and making a difference to people’s lives. We’re about profit for purpose. That means we reinvest profits from across the Group to have a positive impact and create vibrant and safe communities. We deliver positive and lasting change by investing in projects that prevent homelessness, improve health and wellbeing and create job opportunities. The entire ForViva Group is united behind one shared vision: Improved lives. From the boardroom to the community centre our values: passion, openness, respect and trust shine through.
Guinness Partnership builds and manages properties in towns and cities, on the coast and in rural areas, managing over 65,000 homes from Manchester to Cornwall, London to Liverpool. Guinness operates in 155 local authority areas providing homes for rent at prices significantly lower than those charged in the private market.
Our vision is ‘Improving lives Incommunities’. That means providing great homes in great neighbourhoods and helping people build better lives for themselves. We are one of the largest social housing providers in the UK and formed in 2003 after a stock transfer from Bradford Council. Our main business is to provide and maintain affordable high quality housing for our neighbourhoods. Since 2003 we have invested over £400 million in modernising our customer homes and built over 700 homes for rent, shared ownership and outright sale.
Irwell Valley Homes is a housing association providing affordable homes and services to over 16,000 people across Greater Manchester and employing over 280 colleagues. Irwell Valley is committed to building 1,200 new homes across Greater Manchester and undertaking a £50m estate regeneration programmes in Trafford – the largest programme of its kind in Greater Manchester in over a decade.
Jigsaw Homes works to help regenerate neighbourhoods and is one of the largest housing groups in England managing more than 34,000 homes across the North West and East Midlands.
Mosscare owns and manages almost 9,000 homes in Greater Manchester, Lancashire and West Yorkshire. Growth aspirations are built around responding to the housing crisis in the North West, assisting the millennial generation locked out of decent homes, the elderly, those on low incomes, those in need of specialist housing, first-time buyers, and people who are ‘rightsizing’.
One Manchester is a provider of housing and community services. Formed in April 2015 from an historic merger between two of Manchester’s largest housing associations – City South and Eastlands Homes, the association owns and manages more than 12,000 homes in central, south and east Manchester.
We are the largest housing provider in North Lincolnshire and neighbouring areas, (just over 10,000 homes) offering quality, affordable homes for rent and sale. We also provide a range of property management and maintenance services to private and business customers. Local communities are at the heart of our business which is why all profit we make is reinvested into improving neighbourhoods and creating opportunities for local people.
Riverside is one of the leading registered providers of social housing in the UK, dating back to 1928, offering affordable housing and support to people of all ages and circumstances. The association manages 56,000 homes in 160 local authorities with a vision to transform the lives of the 90,000+ people in the neighbourhoods served.
Rochdale Boroughwide Housing (RBH) is the UK’s first tenant and employee co-owned mutual housing society, with over 12,000 homes available throughout the local area.
South Yorkshire Housing Association provides nearly 6,000 quality homes to over 10,000 individuals and is focused on meeting the needs of residents in the Sheffield City Region whilst testing new ways of developing new homes to promote quality and sustainability.
Stockport Homes was formed in 2005, to manage housing stock across Stockport on behalf of Stockport Council. As a limited company, the company operates as an ‘arm’s length management organisation’.
Thirteen Group is a landlord and housing developer, providing homes for rent and sale. The organisation looks after 70,000 residents across 34,000 properties from North Tyneside to York and aims to invest £100m by 2022 in new and existing stock.
Together is one of the largest non-profit housing associations in the North of England, managing over 36,000 homes across the North of England. Money is invested back into the company for the benefit of our residents and local communities, primarily to build and manage quality rental and shared ownership homes.
Trafford Housing Trust is a profit-for-purpose housing association with a mission to make society fairer for everyone. The association looks after over 18,000 residents in 9,000 homes for social and affordable rent and also has homes for shared ownership and open market sale.
Since WDH was established in 2005, we have gone from strength to strength. We are now one of the UK’s largest social housing providers, with over 32,000 homes across the Wakefield district and our wider operating area across the north of England. Our vision is to create confident communities. This is underpinned by our mission which is to inspire, transform and promote excellence and our values – to be creative, inclusive and work with integrity.
Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) manages almost 14,000 properties that provide homes for more than 29,000 people in Wythenshawe, South Manchester. WCHG’s vision is to create ‘communities where people choose to live and work, having pride in their homes and services’. WCHG boasts an impressive £100m development portfolio which will create 836 new homes by the year 2020.
Widely regarded for its expertise in regeneration, Your Housing Group prides itself on providing homes which help people to live independently and on enabling people to get on and off the property ladder at different stages of their lives. With more than 28,000 homes across the North West, Yorkshire and the Midlands, Your Housing Group has ambitious plans to add a further 1,000 a year.
The Yorkshire Housing group was formed in 1999 and became Yorkshire Housing in 2008. Today the association manages more than 18,000 affordable and social rent homes across 20 local authorities. As a not-for-profit organisation, all earnings are re-invested into the services we provide including independent living schemes.
Strategic Support Partners
Greater Manchester is one of the country’s most successful city-regions. Home to more than 2.8 million people and with an economy bigger than that of Wales or Northern Ireland. The vision is to make Greater Manchester one of the best places in the world to grow up, get on and grow old.
The government’s housing accelerator, releases more land to developers who want to make a difference, making possible the new homes England needs, helping to improve neighbourhoods and grow communities. Keen to work with partners who share their ambition to challenge traditional norms and build better homes faster.
Cast is at the forefront of driving sustainable change in the development and construction industry. Our market leadership and unique insights enable us to help our clients deliver better results. We are an integrated residential-led consultancy focused on helping clients deliver great homes and places viably whilst also addressing bigger economic, societal and environmental challenges. We apply professional expertise and deep market knowledge together with our desire to innovate so that we can create real and practical benefits for our clients. Our spectrum of propositions have been built based on an understanding of changing market needs.
Pollard Thomas Edwards is an architecture practice specialising in the design of homes, neighbourhoods, public and mixed-use buildings throughout the United Kingdom. Over the past five decades we have built up an enviable track-record working with communities, local authorities and commercial clients to create buildings and places people want to live in. Using the full range of skills at our disposal, from architectural and urban design to masterplanning, property development and community engagement, our team of 150-plus professionals are dedicated to enhancing the towns, cities and villages in which we work.
Since receiving the Royal Charter in 1967 we have become a truly global institution that serves the needs of industry, commerce and education. Our university community encompasses over 23,000 students, 2,500 staff and 170,000 alumni who come to study, teach and research here from all around the world. Our thriving industry-focused research is cutting edge, rising to the challenges and opportunities of the fourth industrial revolution. At the University of Salford’s Energy House laboratories (EHL) centre, our work with global brands, SMEs and public bodies has put us in the top ten universities in the UK for consultancy. We believe in making a tangible contribution to industry, improving opportunities for all stakeholders and living by strongly held social justice values.
Harlow Consulting delivers high-quality research to a host of different sectors – notably construction, education, science, energy, healthcare, financial services and technology. At Harlow Consulting we deliver high-quality research tailored to meet our clients’ specific needs. We achieve this through a variety of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, such as desk research, literature reviews, telephone and face-to-face interviews, focus groups, online and telephone surveys, customer journey mapping, complex data analysis and more. We tell the story through bespoke reporting, using a range of innovative approaches and engaging visuals.