We work with a wide range of other organisations including housing associations, Devon Rural Housing Partnership, Safer Communities, Racial Equality Council and Local Enterprise Partnerships to address housing issues across all tenures.
We also build and purchase homes to sell affordably on a shared ownership basis, or using the Help to Buy scheme. South West Homes is the Help to Buy agency for all seven counties in the south west, managed jointly by Westcountry Housing and Sovereign Housing and provides shared ownership and other equity products to help people buy their own home.
Westward initiative, Horizon Homes, sells properties on the open market to both augment neighbourhoods and to provide financial support for the continuing development of our core business, meeting our social purpose.
The affordable housing sector in the south west plays a key role in the local economy creating 11,000 jobs; valued at a £1 billion turnover.