About us

We are a social enterprise and a charity with a turnover of over £350m and one of the UK’s largest providers of high quality housing and integrated housing, health and social care.

We believe that everyone has the right to a home and we’re helping thousands of people find the home that’s right for them whether that’s

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What keeps us busy?

We’ve been around for more than 80 years and are as proud as ever to be a social enterprise and a charity with a commercial approach. It’s this spirit that means last year our turnover was £350 million and all our surplus was re-invested into the things that matter to our customers like repairs, improvements and building more homes.

We’re proud of our past but what keeps us going is what we’re doing right now – making a difference to communities, shaping the future of housing and delivering new approaches to healthcare.

Bringing healthcare closer to home

We’re working with NHS partners to provide integrated health, housing and social care that makes a real difference and relieves pressure on the NHS. In 2016/2017 we worked with over 26,000 vulnerable people through nearly 500 supported housing, justice and health services. And our work with NHS partners at our Home View service has been recognised in the HSJ Partnership Awards 2018 shortlist.

Building quality homes

We’re supporting a new generation of homeowners who thought owning their own home was an impossible dream. We’ve committed to building 10,000 new homes over the next five years from affordable housing to our lovely Persona homes which are shaking up the new build market. We’ve even been shortlisted as "Best Large Developer" in the 2017 RESI Awards.

Providing great housing

We’re putting roofs over the heads of 116,000 people living in nearly 55,000 of our homes. In 2016 we won “Landlord of the Year” in Property Week’s 2016 RESI Awards and in 2017 we invested £74m to maintain and improve our properties. 

If you want to know more about what we’re doing and how we’re doing it then have a look at our Annual Review.

Our history

  • We were set up in the 1930s to help ordinary people during the Great Depression. That means we’ve been making a difference to our customers’ lives for over 80 years.
  • We're the only housing association that was formed by an Act of Parliament, which makes us pretty unique.
  • We’ve had many names, starting with The Northern Eastern Housing Association in 1935, then Industrial and Provident Society in 1980. After several name changes we settled on Home Group Ltd in 1998.
  • We started in the North, but in the late 1970s we ventured into Yorkshire and the Midlands and then down into the South of England during the 1980s and 90s.
  • In the late 1990s we merged with some similar organisations called Warden, Stonham and Cleghorn (which was later renamed Home in Scotland).
  • In 2003 Nashayman Housing Association, a Black and Minority Ethnic association, joined us.
  • Our market rent subsidiary Paramount Homes, now known as Live Smart @ Home, was formed in 1997. Home Group Developments Limited was formed shortly after in 2003.
  • As the result of a large-scale voluntary transfer from Copeland Borough Council, Copeland Homes was formed as a sub-division of Home Group in 2004.
  • In 2004 we adopted charitable status.