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Bath and North East Somerset

Thursday, 30-Jun-2016



Housing Associations Operating in the Bath and North East Somerset Area  


Anchor Trust


Milestone Place, 100 Bolton Road, Bradford, BD1 4DH.

Telephone: 01274 381600. Website:

Anchor is the largest Housing Association in the country offering housing and care services for the older people.

All Anchor developments offer unfurnished sheltered accommodation with a variety of communal facilities for all tenants to utilise and enjoy. Anchor’s two retirement housing schemes in Bath are:-

St Clements Court, Weston – 19 Studio flats for single people and 3 one bedroom flats for couples. There is a Scheme Manager who works 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. There is a stairlift to all floors and a communal lounge on the ground floor.

Fitzroy House, Great Pulteney Street – 16 studio flats and 18 one bed flats for single people. There are also 10 one bedroom flats and 4 two bedroom flats for couples.

The schemes are within easy walking distance of shops, buses and other community resources.


Places for People

4th Floor

10 Victoria Street, Bristol


Office Reception 0117 970 4100

Customer Service Centre  0845 850 9571


Places for People is a charitable Housing Association established to provide homes for rent to people in housing need.  We operate on an equal opportunities policy. Applicants are treated equally regardless of sex, sexual orientation, ethnic or racial group and religious or political views.In the Bath and North East Somerset area Places for People have two housing schemes.

      Sperring Court, Redfield Road, Midsomer Norton, Bath, BA3 2JF. This scheme consists of family housing, 20 units in total. There are also some 7 temporary housing properties in Redfield Road

      Old Vicarage Court, Bristol Road, Whitchurch, Bristol, BS14 0QA,
which is a 14 unit sheltered scheme for elderly residents, and has on
site Warden support.

Places for People operate primarily in Bristol, with around 1560 properties within the area, and includes 11 sheltered schemes. Other areas in which they operate include South Gloucestershire, Taunton Deane, North Somerset and West Wiltshire.


English Churches Housing Group Ltd

2 Estuary Boulevard,

Estuary Commerce Park,

Liverpool, L24 8RF

Telephone: 0845 155 9002 or 0151 295 6518

English Churches' primary objective is to provide good quality homes for rent to individuals and families who are in greatest housing need and providing for the needs of the most vulnerable people in the community.

Triangle Court, Oldfield Park, Bath

This is a scheme for the 60+ age group. It consists of 8 flats for single people and couples. The flats have 1 bedroom, a living room, kitchen and bathroom with WC. There is ground and first floor accommodation.

Bennett Street, Bath

There is a 2-bedroom basement flat and a 1- bedroom basement flat at Bennett Street, Bath


The Guinness Trust Group

Guinness Hermitage
Estune Business Park
Wild Country Lane
Long Ashton
BS41 9AF

Telephone: 01275 395743 Website: Email:

From our South Bristol Office, The Trust Group/Association own and manage 4000 properties within the West Region but, specifically, have 370 units for rent within Bath.

The accommodation caters for people with or without children and the elderly. The range of housing covers studio flats, one, two and three bedroom flats and houses for general needs, and warden assisted accommodation for the elderly. In addition, The Trust Group/Association has a very sheltered home in Twerton with on site 24-hour care, which meets the needs of frail, elderly people.

The Trust Group/Association is committed to providing affordable housing for people on low/middle incomes.

The Trust Group/Association monitors all lettings to ensure that no group suffers disadvantages and takes positive action to prevent harassment. It actively encourages tenant involvement in the process of good housing management.


Knightstone Housing

Weston Gateway Business Park

Weston Super Mare


BS24 7JP

Telephone - Customer Contact Centre: 08458 729 729


It is Knightstone’s aim to provide good quality housing at affordable rent for
people in need – especially those who are homeless or vulnerable.

Knightstone is a non-profit making association who is overseen by a voluntary
management committee whose members come from a variety of backgrounds
in the public and private sectors.

In the Bath and North East Somerset area Knightstone has 740 homes. Our homes consist of houses, flats and sheltered flats for the elderly, varying in size from one bedroom to three bedroom accommodation.

Knightstone is able to accommodate families, single people and people with special needs.


 Methodist Homes Housing Association

MHA Care Group, Epworth House, Stuart Street, Derby DE1 2EQ

Tel: 01332 296 200 Fax: 01332 296 925

Email:    Website:

Methodist Homes services are available to ALL older people in need, regardless of their faith. Our care has its roots in Christian values and seeks to provide care for the WHOLE person - meeting physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Accommodation within Bath and North East Somerset:-

      Walcot Court, Walcot Gate, Bath - This Sheltered Housing Scheme accommodates 36 units of 1 Bedroom capacity and 1 bedsit. This is under the Housing Association. 

      Church Court, Church Lane, Midsomer Norton - This Sheltered Housing Scheme accommodates 20 units of 2 bedroom capacity. This scheme is provided by our sister organisation Methodist Homes for the Aged.

      Stratton House, 16 Park Lane, Weston, Bath -This is a Residential Home.



The Rural Housing Trust  

The Rural Housing Trust

12 Home Farm




0X12 8PD

Telephone: 01235 861 552 Website:

‘Village Homes for Village people’ We provide affordable housing for those on modest incomes who wish to remain in their village but who are unable to afford to do so through the open market. Rural Housing Trust provides both rented and Shared Ownership accommodation.

There are two schemes within Bath & North East Somerset:

      Hinton Charterhouse – 6, two and three bedroom houses and 2, two bedroom bungalows. 6 properties are let to tenants and 2 others have been sold on Shared Ownership basis to people who have strong local connections to Hinton Charterhouse.

      The scheme was constructed in Bath stone and won a Royal Institute of British Architects design award. 

      Chew Stoke – 6 houses, 2 bungalows. 5 have been let to tenants and 3 sold on a Shared Ownership basis to those connected with Chew Stoke.


Sanctuary Housing Association

Estuary House, Peninsula Park, Rydon Lane, Exeter, EX2 7XE
Telephone: 0800 083 9283 Fax: 01392 813468

Sanctuary is the country’s third largest Housing Association with over 30,000 properties nation-wide.

In Bath, we are providing a wide range of affordable homes for people in housing need.

At Lympsham Green, Bath, there are 9 two bedroom bungalows especially for older people or people with disabilities. The bungalows are all fitted with a warden call system.

Our development at Milk Street in the centre of Bath consists of 37 homes ranging from one bedroom flats with balconies, to four bedroom maisonettes for families.

The development over the shops in Westgate Street, Bath, provides 18 one bedroom flats and 2 two bedroom flats. The scheme has a residential caretaker.

The Keynsham development provides 6 one bed flats and 2 two bedroom flats in the High Street. All the flats are located above the shops.


United Housing Association

174 Cheltenham Road, Bristol, BS6 5RE. Telephone: 0117 942 4600

Fax: 0117 942 1565


We are a black led association operating in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

We offer mainly general needs with a small amount of special needs and sheltered accommodation.



The Maltings
River Place
Lower Bristol Road

01225 366000
(Minicom, 01225 340537)

01225 366100 - 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.



Curo is a Housing Association. We own and manage approximately 9,500 homes for rent in Bath and North East Somerset. We have a wide range of property types and sizes across the district including 1800 sheltered homes for elderly people. All our homes are let on affordable rents.

Curo’s Equalities Policy operates in respect of the letting and management of our homes. Our vision is to deliver a high quality housing service, providing homes that people can afford. We will look to meet the needs of present and future generations and always try to put people first in everything we do.

In striving to achieve this vision we will:

      Work in partnership with residents and others and aim to earn and
keep the trust of people we work with.

      Set high expectations for ourselves and others who work with us, to
provide services always seeking to increase choices for residents, and
try to promise what we can deliver. 

 Be open, accessible and accountable, enabling and empowering
people to make decisions at the most appropriate level.
 Be innovative and willing to learn so that we can look for new and
better ways of doing things.
 Be a good employer and commit ourselves to equality of opportunity
throughout the organisation and the services to residents  
 Manage our resources effectively and efficiently.



Sovereign Housing Association

Old Chapel Buildings, 635a Gloucester Road, Horfield, Bristol BS7 0BJ.
Telephone: 0845 712 5566 Fax: 0117 935 5872.

Sovereign Housing Association provides high-quality affordable homes and services in the south of England. Set up in 1989 we have a great deal of skill and expertise in general needs housing for rent and low-cost home ownership.

We work closely with local agencies and groups, forming partnerships so that we can provide homes and neighbourhoods where people want to live. At the moment we have 20 properties across the Bath and North East Somerset area.

We are committed to improving our services and involving residents in shaping our activities. We want to give everyone equal treatment, access to flexible housing & service options; and be reliable & businesslike in the way we manage our homes.


Western Challenge Housing Association

3 Vincent Court, 89/93 Soundwell Road, Bristol BS16 4QR. Telephone: 0800 783 7837

Spectrum Housing Group

Western Challenge is one of the largest housing associations operating in the South and South West regions of the country. The Association regularly reviews its role in responding to the increasing need for social housing in this area. As well as providing homes at affordable rents, the association also assists people to buy their own homes through developing low-cost shared ownership schemes  for first time buyers and leasehold schemes for the elderly.

Western Challenge in partnership with Local Authorities has a commitment to assist those in need, particularly the elderly, young single people, people with physical disabilities and families. In the Bath area we have a number of two, three and four bedroom homes for rent.

This document/publication/leaflet about ‘Housing Associations’ can be made available in a range of community languages, large print, Braille, on tape, electronic and accessible formats from the Information Officer ( - Tel (01225 396118) Fax (01225 396489) Minicom (01225 477043)



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