A new housing association group which this week took control of Gedling Homes has pledged to build new properties to help ease the housing crisis.
Jigsaw Homes Group Ltd is a new group of housing associations which owns more than 33,000 properties across the North West and East Midlands and launched this week
The group say they have plans to deliver in excess of 2,700 new homes over the next three years.
The new organisation is now one of the largest housing providers in the UK following the merger of New Charter Group, which owns Gedling Homes, and the Adactus Housing Group, based in Leigh.
The new organisation seeks to address the housing crisis by investing in a mix of quality homes across Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire and Gedling borough – including properties for affordable rent, shared ownership, Rent to Buy, for sale and private rent.
The group say there will be no immediate change to day-to-day landlord activities, although residents will benefit from Jigsaw Rewards, an innovative Group-wide scheme of collecting points in exchange for feedback on services and plans for the future.
Adactus’ former head and now Jigsaw Group Chief Executive, Hilary Roberts said: “We have come from two successful organisations with strong track records of providing quality homes, services and support, but together we will do more and do better.”
New Charter’s current Chair, Fay Selvan, is the new Group’s Chair with Jane Clayton, former Adactus Chair, as the new company’s Vice Chair.
New Charter’s Chief Executive Ian Munro remains in the business for a period of time to help ensure a smooth transition.
For more information, visit www.jigsawhomes.org.uk or Twitter @JigsawHG.