- Optima Community Association
Optima Community Association is committed to providing sustainable communities. Our focus is on creating places where people want to live - whether that means providing new communities or transforming existing neighbourhoods into vibrant, and popular areas to live in. We have a strong track record of successful partnership development from the multi-million pound master-planning urban renewal projects Attwood Green and Park Central, refurbishment and new-build developments We create sustainable communities by building homes for rent and shared ownership, and with our partners, homes for sale and commercial opportunities as well as supporting the community through social and economic programmes.
- Nexus Housing
Worcestershire Housing Association was formed in 1974, became a Group member in 1999 and changed its name to Nexus Housing in 2003. It manages a wide diversity of stock in both the urban and rural areas of Worcestershire. It has homes in all of the Worcestershire local authority areas and provides a range of care and support services as well as general needs and low cost home ownership properties. Its new offices on the outskirts of the city are also the home of the contact centre for the Group.
- Kemble Housing
St. John Kemble Hereford Housing Association was formed in 1972. It is a founder member of the Group and changed its name to Kemble Housing in July 2005. It manages diverse stock across Herefordshire, proving homes in Hereford, the County towns and rural villages. It has developed a keen awareness of the challenges of rural housing and works closely with the local authority and other agencies to strive to deliver much needed services to dispersed communities.
- Whitefriars Housing
Whitefriars is one of the country's most successful post transfer social housing organisations. It owns and manages over 18,000 homes across Coventry. It is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving people's lives and neighbourhoods as well as their homes.
Whitefriars’ main purpose is to provide social rented housing in the Coventry area. It also provides a number of other services and is involved in a number of important partnership projects across the city and beyond.
Since the transfer of Coventry City Council's housing stock in September 2000, Whitefriars has consistently exceeded its targets. It has invested more than £340 million in the repair and improvement of its housing stock, ensuring that the Government's Decent Homes Standard is met ahead of schedule.
In 2004 Whitefriars established ‘HomeWorks’, its own repairs and maintenance organisation. HomeWorks has been fully re-engineered, uses the latest technologies, employes 160 people including 6 apprentices and delivers high levels of performance and customer satisfaction.
Working in neighbourhoods, Whitefriars is committed to the national 'iN business for neighbourhoods' agenda and is a major player in the regeneration of Coventry and the provision of affordable housing.
In addition to providing homes, Whitefriars also works in partnership with local communities and other agencies to provide training and employment opportunities and support services for residents, with the aim of building sustainable communities.