Wandle Housing Association

Location:

South London (Wandsworth, Lambeth, Southwark, Croydon, Merton, Bromley, Kingston, Sutton and Lewisham)

Key contact:

Tracey Lees, Chief Executive

Contact:

traceyl@wandle.com

Number of homes in management

RentalShared ownershipSupportedPrivate rentedOtherTotal
5704104540101037253

Homes in development (2015-18)

RentalShared ownershipSupportedDirect salesOtherTotal
1402300180388

Wandle Housing Association news

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Additional services

Building homes
As a developing housing association, we’re helping to tackle the shortage of good quality affordable housing. Our recent development programmes have provided hundreds of new homes both for the people most in need of housing and those who would otherwise not be able to afford to own their own home, and we have ambitious plans to build 900 more by 2020.


For more information about Wandle New Homes contact John Walton, Head of Development at JohnW@wandle.com.


Investing in our communities
For Wandle, helping people in housing need and supporting successful communities goes way beyond bricks and mortar. Our Community Investment projects are helping residents to achieve their goals. Set-up and project managed in-house, and delivered by third sector organisations based in the communities where we work, our activity covers six core themes: Neighbourhoods, Volunteering, Young People, Training, Getting Online and Employment.


For more information about our Community Investment projects, contact Matthew Buckham, Senior Community Investment Manager at matthewbuckham@wandle.com.

Social return on investments

With a long history in nine south London boroughs, we have a detailed knowledge of the communities where we work. We use our knowledge to target investment exactly where it’s needed.


Each of the neighbourhoods where Wandle works is unique, and so are the needs of the residents in them. Before a project is set up, we carefully evaluate whether money and resources invested will provide social outcomes relevant to people living there.


We’re measuring social value using social impact tools developed by HACT, an organisation that promotes ideas and innovation across the housing sector. Their Value Insight tool helps housing providers assess the impact of a wide range of community-focussed investments.
Our Community Investment programmes provide an estimated social value of £5 million a year.


In all of our Community Investment projects, we work with partners who have a track record in delivering social well-being outcomes. We procure them carefully, using contracts which provide the best value for money.


We publish regular Social Well-being Reports, detailing progress made in our Community Investment programmers and the impact on residents.


For more information about our social value, contact Matthew Buckham, Senior Community Investment Manager at matthewbuckham@wandle.com.

Why we joined PlaceShapers

We are proud of our roots as a founding member of PlaceShapers. Placeshaping continues to sit at the heart of what we do: supporting people, across south London, who need a home.


Wandle has a nearly 50 year history of working in south London and we have maintained our roots as a local housing provider. We’ve created an organisation that’s ready to face the challenges of today whilst keeping our residents’ needs at the forefront of everything we do.

 

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