Most of our homes are self-contained, for single people or families, but we also have housing for people with extra support needs. A number of our homes are specially built or adapted for people with a disability. About 150 of our homes are managed on our behalf by housing co-operatives – where the residents manage the homes and tenancies themselves – and by other housing groups.
We continue to improve our existing stock of properties by spending about a third of our rental income each year to meet the government’s Decent Homes Standard. As well as rented properties, we also have about 270 shared ownership and leasehold properties.
Shared ownership can be an affordable first step into home ownership at a time when property values are becoming unaffordable in the London area. We are committed to increasing our stock of properties within the South East and are developing new schemes for letting and shared ownership every year.
We have been proactive in securing additional government funding and have submitted bids for future developments that meet housing delivery targets.