Housing Associations in Allerdale

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See below for further information on housing associations in Allerdale including contact details and repairs reporting information.

Abbeyfield Society

Abbeyfield Society are a registered charity and company providing supported housing or care for persons over the age of 55 years. Their mission statement is 'To enhance the quality of life for older people and make their lives easier and more fulfilling'. Abbeyfield currently have two sheltered housing schemes in Allerdale, located at Wigton (Loveday House) and at Cockermouth (Abbeyfield House).

  • Address: Grove House, 12 Riddings Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire. LS29 9BF 
  • Telephone: 016973 45848 (Loveday House) 
  • Website: http://www.abbeyfield.com

Anchor TrustProperty Services - House

Anchor Trust is the largest provider in England of housing and care services for older people. It has been providing accommodation and support services to older people for over 30 years and has developed a range of complimentary services including sheltered housing for rent and sale, residential homes and nursing homes, home care and home improvements and adaptations. The services are tailored to meet the needs of the elderly person, such as adapting current homes to better meet needs or finding out about moving to more suitable accommodation. As a not-for-profit organisation, Anchor's charges are set to meet the costs of providing and developing services and it can often help to get benefits and grants to pay for these services.

  • Address: Milestone Place, 100 Bolton Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD1 4DH
  • Telephone: 08457 75 85 95
  • Website: www.anchor.org.uk

Derwent & Solway Housing Association

Derwent and Solway Housing Association opened for business in Allerdale in March 1999 but it has a heritage that goes back to the turn of the century. Derwent and Solway inherited both the social housing developed over the years by Allerdale Borough Council and the expertise in managing rented housing gained from those years of experience. It has a network of local housing offices and has made a commitment to invest millions of pounds over the next few years in the housing it owns. Although Derwent and Solway has a local management board which includes among its members four tenants and four local councillors, it benefits from being a member of the Harvest Housing Group, one of Britain's fastest growing and most diverse providers of rented homes.

Rent payments can be made to Derwent & Solway Housing Association using our online payments system.

Eden Housing Association

Eden Housing Association brings a wealth of regeneration and rural housing expertise to Allerdale. The team gained years of experience managing homes as part of Eden District Council before becoming a housing association in 1997. They work very closely with Westfield Housing Association who manage many of their homes in Allerdale. Eden is Allerdale Borough Council's housing partner for the Regeneration Maryport project.

Eden also manage properties on behalf of Mitre Housing Association, a small local organisation which provides homes in Allerdale and Carlisle.

Home Housing Association (includes Mitre and Stonham Housing Associations)

Home Housing Association has been providing homes in Allerdale for over 60 years and now has approximately 3,800 properties throughout the borough. It has a team of estate based housing officers and technical staff, supported by specialists such as a Welfare Benefits Officer, for advice and guidance on housing benefit; a Rent Arrears Controller, who provides help in managing money and avoiding rent arrears; a Tenancy Enforcement Officer, who works with the community to make sure everyone can enjoy their homes in peace and quiet and a Community Development Worker, who works alongside local people to develop and sustain the spirit of community. As well as investing in its housing, Home also provides substantial support to groups of people with common interests such as the elderly and young people. Much of this specialist support is provided by their special needs division, Stonham Housing Association.


  • Maryport Area Office: 2, Bounty Avenue, Maryport, Cumbria
    Telephone: 0845 606 3033
  • Wigton Area Office: 52 King Street, Wigton, Cumbria CA7 9EJ
  • Telephone: 016973 41880
  • Website: www.homegroup.org.uk
  • Repairs: repairs reporting information (external website)

Housing 21

Over thirty years ago Housing 21 pioneered the development of sheltered accommodation to provide companionship and a safe and pleasant environment for older people. Housing 21 works with both active and frail older people to encourage an independent lifestyle. Accommodation is in the form of either compact studio flats or one bedroom apartments with the support of a Resident Court Manager backed up with an emergency call system. Weekly rents cover the cost of all the services provided to the Court, including the Resident Manager service, garden maintenance, window cleaning, use of a communal lounge and laundry and a concessionary television licence. The weekly charge is also currently eligible for Housing Benefit to assist those with a low income.

Impact Housing Association

Impact Housing Association works solely in Cumbria, being founded in Cleator Moor in 1975. It manages over 2,300 homes throughout the County and has offices in Carlisle and Penrith as well as in Workington and Salterbeck in Allerdale. Impact prides itself on maintaining all its properties in good condition and has some of the lowest rents in the region. It has adopted choice base lettings to allocate properties. This provides greater choice for people to find property - more information is available on their website.  Impact houses people with a range of needs - families, single people and elderly persons as well as people with additional support needs. However, Impact sees its role as being much more than a traditional landlord. It believes it has a responsibility to communities where it works and is involved in a number of community ventures to improve local communities and create employment opportunities.

Two Castles Housing Association

Two Castles Housing Association is a well established provider of rented homes, with its roots and origins firmly based in Cumbria. We aim to address the needs of individuals and families as well as the needs of the wider community. We react positively to the changing needs of our tenants and always try to offer rehousing options in line with their changed circumstances. As we have more applications than we have properties to let, we use a simple points system to ensure that our homes are offered to those in the greatest need. It is also our policy to offer equal opportunities to all applicants, regardless of race, religion, colour, ethnic origin, sexual orientation or marital status.

Westfield Housing Association

Westfield Housing Association was established in 1950 to provide housing for key workers coming to Workington for employment in the iron and steel industry. When the British Steel Corporation withdrew from direct provision of housing, in the early 1980s, the Association registered with the Housing Corporation as an independent body. Since then, Westfield has built around 100 new homes and, in 1993 following a successful ballot of Allerdale Borough Council tenants in Westfield, accepted 223 homes from the Council. Westfield which operates solely within Allerdale - has since expanded its service beyond its own housing stock, offering a management service to private landlords and a maintenance service to home owners.

  • Head Office: The Minto Centre, Nilson Drive, Westfield, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 5BD
  • Telephone: 01900 602906
  • Email: westfieldha@dsl.pipex.com

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 01900 702702
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Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ