JIGSAW Homes Group, a new group of housing associations with more than 34,000 properties across the North West and East Midlands is one of the country’s top landlords.
Just months after its launch, Jigsaw Group, whose members own around 16,500 homes across Tameside and Oldham, reached number 32 in 24 Housing’s Top 50 Landlords 2018 survey.
The new organisation formed in April this year following the merger of Greater Manchester-based New Charter Group and Adactus Housing Group, based in Leigh.
With the mission ‘Creating homes. Building lives’ and a new annual turnover of £194m, Jigsaw combines the strengths of two successful housing companies to help reduce homelessness and tackle the challenges of welfare reform, poverty, and social exclusion.
Jigsaw’s entry into the top 50 list highlights the company’s new-star rated neighbourhood plans to help build resilient, vibrant and connected communities as well as Jigsaw Rewards, a new initiative where tenants can collect rent credits or points towards high street vouchers in exchange for feedback on services.
Jigsaw Group chief executive Hilary Roberts said: “This is a fantastic achievement for especially as we’re so early into our journey as Jigsaw.
“It’s reassurance that we’re on the right track and we have ambitious plans to improve services for tenants and help solve the housing crisis by building more new homes for local people.”
Over the next few years, Jigsaw is set to build around 2,100 new homes across Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire and Nottinghamshire with properties available for affordable rent, shared ownership, rent to buy, for sale and private rent.
For more information, visit their website: www.jigsawhomes.org.uk or Twitter @JigsawHG