Housing Associations in Allerdale

Applying to Housing Associations

Most housing associations and councils with housing stock advertise their properties through the choice based lettings system known as Cumbria Choice. The Cumbria Choice website allows you to register online for housing association properties and search for social housing. Housing associations that are not part of the scheme receive applications directly.

Housing association lettings in Cockermouth and throughout the Keswick area are covered by a Local Lettings policy. The policy was developed to make sure that local people can access homes in areas they have ties to in places where social housing is in low supply or high demand.

There are a number of housing associations providing properties to rent throughout Allerdale:

Abbeyfield Society

Abbeyfield Society are a registered charity providing supported housing or care for persons over the age of 55. They have two developments in Allerdale, Abbeyfield House in Cockermouth and Loveday House in Wigton.  Abbeyfield Society are not part of the Cumbria Choice scheme.

Anchor Trust

Anchor Trust is the largest provider of housing services for older people in England. They have units in Cockermouth to provide residential care and care for those suffering from dementia, and accommodation for those aged over 55 in Cockermouth, Keswick, Maryport and Workington.  Anchor Trust are not part of the Cumbria Choice scheme.

Eden Housing Association

Eden Housing Association are based in Penrith, but own properties in Heskett Newmarket, Keswick, Maryport and Threlkeld. Eden manage properties on behalf of Mitre Housing Association in Braithwaite, Lorton and Workington.  Some of the properties in Workington are for shared ownership.

Home Group

Home Group are a national housing provider. They have homes for rent in the main towns in Allerdale - Aspatria, Cockermouth, Keswick, Maryport, Silloth, Wigton and Workington - and in many rural areas. They have shared ownership properties in Bothel, Cockermouth and Seaton.

Home Prime offer housing with support for those aged 55 and over through developments in Cockermouth, Silloth and Wigton.

Home Group are building a specialised rented housing scheme in Wigton. Those over 55, and adults with physical or learning disabilities or sensory impairments will be eligible for an apartments. For more information on the specialised scheme, contact 0345 1414 663.

Home Group have started work on a specialised housing scheme at Centenary Close in Maryport. The development will provide 14 units of accommodation and a support system designed to allow veterans to adjust to an independent lifestyle.  All apartments will be available to rent from Home Group for a period of two years. For more information, contact 0845 155 3222.

Housing 21

Housing 21 works with older people to encourage an independent lifestyle. They have a development in Maryport providing flats for people over the age of 55.  Housing 21 are not part of the Cumbria Choice scheme.

Impact Housing

Impact Housing provides homes throughout Allerdale.  They have properties to rent in Aspatria, Cockermouth, Keswick, Maryport, Wigton and Workington (including Harrington and Salterbeck) and in many rural areas.  They also have shared ownership properties in Cockermouth.

Keswick Community Housing Trust

Keswick Community Housing Trust provide homes for rent and shared ownership in Keswick. The Trust is not part of the Cumbria Choice scheme. 

Two Castles Housing Association

Two Castles Housing Association manage properties throughout the north west and north east of England. They have a small number of properties to rent in Allerdale, most of these are in Maryport, with the remaining properties in Cockermouth, Dearham and Wigton.

Castles and Coasts

Castles and Coasts are part of the Your Housing group. They have homes to rent in each of the towns in Allerdale, and in many rural areas as well.

Castles and Coasts also provides housing with support for older people in Cockermouth, Maryport, Papcastle, Seaton and Workington. They are working on the first extra-care scheme in Allerdale.  Greta Gardens will provide 69 units in Keswick for outright sale, shared ownership and rent. 

Westfield Housing Association

Westfield Housing Association manage properties in many parts of Allerdale. They have properties in Allonby, Aspatria, Brigham, Broughton Cross, Broughton Moor, Camerton, Cockermouth, Crosby, Dearham, Great Broughton, Great Clifton, Greysouthen, Tallentire and Workington (including Harrington). Westfield are not part of the Cumbria Choice scheme.

For more information about affordable housing in Allerdale, contact us on 01900 702570 or e-mail                                                


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