Big Society Capital
Big Society Capital improves the lives of people in the UK by connecting social investment to charities and social enterprises to achieve more. We believe the greatest chance to improve lives comes when investors and enterprises are both motivated by the social mission. We engage with investors, fund managers, charities and social enterprises to make it easier to use social investment. With our co-investors, we have made over £1bn of new capital available to organisations with a social mission, through investments into fund managers and social banks. We have a special focus on: providing homes for people in need; supporting communities to improve lives; and early action to prevent problems.
One Housing helps people to ‘live better’ by providing high quality homes and care across London and the south east. We manage approximately 16,000 homes and have plans to build 3,500 more by 2020. We also care for over 11,000 people to help them live independently. We build and sell new homes on the open market or rent them out commercially to raise money for more affordable homes and for services for our customers. In the last three years we have delivered more than 1,500 new affordable homes to help meet the housing shortage. We offer a wide range of housing options including homes for affordable rent, shared ownership, private rent and private sale. We work hard to make a positive difference to our residents’ lives by promoting aspiration, independence and well-being through a range of training and support services.
Poplar HARCA is an award winning Housing and Regeneration Community Association in East London. It provides homes, support and opportunities to residents; creating a place where people, communities and businesses can grow and thrive. With partners, it is leading an extensive place-shaping programme; attracting £2.5 billion investment in communities, homes and infrastructure.
Mears (including its not-for-profit registered provider, Plexus Housing Association)
Mears is a market leader in housing services for the affordable housing sector and a major presence in the homecare and support market. We offer innovative financial solutions for both short- and long-term accommodation and full asset management tenancy services. We operate two not-for-profit registered providers, Plexus and Omega Housing, which deliver affordable and sustainable social housing solutions. We also offer a Home Improvement Service to help older or disabled people live independently at home.Our vision is to make a positive difference to the communities we serve. We do this by improving homes, improving communities and improving lives. Mears Housing Management manages over 10,000 homes across the UK, in partnership with central and local government, registered providers, landlords and investors. We focus on providing affordable housing for homelessness, affordable housing, market rent and care.
YMCA Bedfordshire delivers accommodation and training programmes. We currently house more than 220 people aged 16 – 64 across seven locations including two women’s refuges. Our family work includes Fun 4 Young People which supports 400 disadvantaged and marginalised young people each year and Magic Key4 courses which help parents support their children’s early development. Our training programmes include Skills4 Resettlement and Princes Trust Team courses, which enable young people not in education, training or employment to gain the skills and experience they require. We also run The 1844 Coffee Company in Bedford.
Ashley House Plc
Ashley House is a leading health and social care property partner working with providers and commissioners in the public, private and community sectors.
HBV is the leading provider of bespoke property for specialist housing in the UK. Working as part of a joint venture with Morgan Sindall Investments Limited, it is committed to pioneering the development of independent living and delivering suitable accommodation for the tens of thousands of vulnerable adults living in inappropriate, badly serviced and often, poor quality accommodation. As well as supported living, the company also delivers extra care schemes for the elderly. To date, it has delivered, in partnership with a number of local authorities more than 550 apartments and has more than 700 under construction or in the planning system.