Introducing Gloucestershire Homes and Communities Partnership

Gloucestershire Homes and Communities Partnership (GHCP) brings together seven major housing organisations across the county that collectively own and manage over 33,500 affordable and shared ownership homes, which improve life chances, support aspiration and social mobility. We also manage around 5,700 sheltered housing homes, providing highly-valued services to older and vulnerable residents.

GHCP members are independent organisations with a set of unified objectives and values. The group comprises Cheltenham Borough Homes, Gloucester City Homes, GreenSquare, Merlin, Severn Vale Housing, Stroud District Council, and Two Rivers Housing.

 

 

 

Working in partnership

By working in partnership, we are able to influence both national and local housing policy, as well as support key areas on welfare, health, and wellbeing.

Together with our key partners and strategic influencers, we believe that we can make a significant contribution throughout Gloucestershire to meet key targets on housing need both now and in the future. We will provide modern, safe, and warm homes; help to tackle homelessness; and better support health, social care, and older people’s services. We will create employment opportunities either directly or through our local supply chains.

We have the potential to drive economic and community growth and have the power to stimulate the construction industry through our significant investments, with a proven ability to attract inward investment.

 

 

 

In partnership we:


 Have built 645 new homes in 2015-2016

 


 Plan to build over 4,200 new homes over the next 5 years

 


 Employ over 1,470 staff

 


 Support the economy with a collective turnover of £226 million a year

 

 

 

GHCP members

The partnership comprises:

CBH

Cheltenham Borough Homes

We are a top performing Arm’s Length Management Organisation responsible for the management of Cheltenham Borough Council’s housing stock. We provide high-quality services for over 5,000 homes.
www.cheltborohomes.org

GCH

Gloucester City Homes

We are an independent social landlord who provide excellent housing management services to over 5,200 tenants and leaseholders.
www.gch.co.uk
 

GreenSquare

GreenSquare

With 12,000 properties across Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, our mission is to increase the opportunities for people to thrive by building great homes and communities.
www.greensquaregroup.com

Merlin

Merlin

We are one of the South West’s leading independent housing associations. We own or manage nearly 8,500 properties in South Gloucestershire, Bristol and BANES. We aim to build 300 new homes a year.
www.merlinhs.co.uk






svh

Severn Vale Housing

We are a housing society based in Tewkesbury. We manage over 3,500 homes and provide services to over 5,000 customers across Gloucestershire.
www.svhs.org.uk

svh

Stroud District Council

We are the main provider of social housing in the Stroud district and manage over 5,300 homes. We are a national leader in co-regulation and work to improve the lives of all our tenants.
www.stroud.gov.uk

trh

Two Rivers Housing

We own and manage almost 4,000 rental properties of various sizes and styles in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire. We have a dual purpose - to create great homes and support communities.
www.tworivershousing.org.uk

 

 

 

Our event

50,000 homes


Latest research suggests the county needs an extra 50,000 homes by 2030 to meet demand from people who wish to buy, rent privately, and rent from housing associations or local authorities.

On Friday 10 February, GHCP were joined by housing, construction, health, and planning professionals at an event organised to find solutions to Gloucestershire’s housing crisis.

Follow the day's debate on Twitter @LetsTalkHousing and #newhomechallenge.

Updates and supporting material will be published here.

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