PlaceShapers - Local benefit, national impact

Wandle Housing Association

Location: Operates in 9 South London boroughs (Wandsworth, Lambeth, Southwark, Croydon, Merton, Bromley, Kingston, Sutton and Lewisham)

Number of homes in management: 7,000

Key contact: Sara Thakkar, Chief Executive

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Why we joined PlaceShapers: "Wandle is proud of its roots as a founder member of the PlaceShapers alliance. Placeshaping continues to sit at the heart of our core offer - an offer that is reflected in our mission "to become a ground-breaking community investment social enterprise using our financial power to change lives in our core Boroughs in South London". Wandle has a 40 year history of working in South London and we have maintained our roots as a housing provider whilst creating a dynamic, flexible, responsive organisation channelling funds into housing, education, employment, health, parenting and self-management through the delivery of local Borough-specific plans individually tailored to the needs of local people, places and organisations which have a stake in the community."

Wandle News

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