As the financial year draws to a close Wayfarer celebrates another successful year of partnership working and we are delighted to be lead partner of this consortium. Since April 2019 the consortium have completed 616 new homes, with 895 forecast to be completed before the end of March 2020.
Seventeen partners, including Abri (formerly Radian Group), have benefited from more than £11m investment from Homes England. This investment has had a number of positive benefits, both for the delivery of homes and for the communities Wayfarer serve.
Abri’s Natasha Wilson, Head of Wayfarer, said:
“Successful partnership working is key to our success as a housing provider in the south of England. We work together with support services, local authorities and housing developers to deliver homes that are high-quality, affordable and accessible.
“The 2019/20 financial year has been a great success for Wayfarer, strengthened by essential investment from Homes England. We now look ahead to the next year, and the ways in which we will continue to deliver on our strategic objectives.”
Funding from Homes England has also enabled the consortium to deliver affordable homes in areas of depravation and need; this has included the completion of 37 homes to combat homelessness by Society of St James & Two Saints & 35 Shared Ownership properties for older adults by Platinum Skies Living; and the start of works on 77 new homes by Winchester City Council.
“The delivery of affordable homes remains an important priority for us, so we are pleased to support the Wayfarer Consortium by providing this financial investment which has resulted in much-needed new, affordable homes for local people.” – Lisa Clayton, Senior Housing Delivery Manager at Homes England.