Wandle Housing Association


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

Key contact:

Tracey Lees, Chief Executive



Number of homes in management

RentalShared ownershipSupportedPrivate rentedOtherTotal

Homes in development (2015-18)

RentalShared ownershipSupportedDirect salesOtherTotal

Wandle Housing Association news


Albany House will comprise of 36 brand-new shared ownership apartments, four London living rent homes and one home for affordable let.


Wandle, Southwark Police and other housing associations, worked together to take a stand against the gun and knife crime on London's streets


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 1,000 more by 2020.

For more information about Wandle New Homes contact Keith Harley, Interim Head of Development at KeithHarley@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 Jacqui Cayenne, Senior Community Investment Manager at jacquicayenne@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 Jacqui Cayenne, Senior Community Investment Manager at jacquicayenne@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 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.


Latest news

SBHG CEO Matt Campion with Housing Minister Alok Sharma MPSBHG CEO Matt Campion with Housing Minister Alok Sharma MP

On PlaceShapers' behalf, member SBHG hosted the Housing Minister as he met with London tenants

11 December 2017 more...


London-based PlaceShapers submitted a response to the Mayor of London's Draft London Housing Strategy.

6 December 2017 more...


Government commitment to stability and security must meet pledge of being fair to include ensuring housing of all tenures is available, accessible and affordable, says budget response.

22 November 2017 more...


10th Annual Conference brings together sector leaders together to debate the key issues.

16 November 2017 more...


PlaceShapers response to news the government has dropped plans to cap housing benefit in the social housing sector at Local Housing Allowance.

31 October 2017 more...

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