Paradigm is one of the South East’s leading housing providers, managing around 14,000 homes across 33 local authorities. With our Head Office in High Wycombe, we are both a charity and registered provider of social housing, employing over 450 people.
We have 13 Board members, including residents and local councillors – and work closely with our active Residents’ Forum. In 2014/15 we had a turnover of £102million and made a surplus of £12.3million.
At its core, the group has been involved in social housing since 1988 as Chiltern Hundreds Housing Association, which was the first large-scale stock transfer to take place in the country and was absorbed into Paradigm Homes Charitable Housing Association. The Group also includes Paradigm Commercial plc, Paradigm Maintenance Limited and Paradigm Development Services Limited.
Paradigm exists to help people who are not getting a reasonable deal in the housing market. We are a charity, so we re-invest every pound we make into building new homes. As such our core purpose is to make the very best use of our resources so we can provide more new affordable homes and a fair deal for existing residents.
Areas of Operation
Paradigm Housing Group currently operates across the counties of Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and some North and West London boroughs.
Members of the Group
Paradigm Homes Charitable Housing Association (PHCHA) - the largest member of the Group formed in 1993. Whilst its core activities remain in the Buckinghamshire area, PHCHA now operate in over 30 local authority areas having developed over 8000 homes since 1988. PHCHA provide a variety of affordable homes for families and individuals including sheltered housing schemes and shared-ownership properties.
Welwyn Hatfield Foyer Charitable Trust – was established in 2001 and provides grant support to the Foyer which also opened in 2001 and offers 42 young people a home, individual support and a springboard into independent living, learning and work. The Foyer links housing and training/employment opportunities for young people in the 16-25 age range and has strong connections with the local business community. Registered charity number 1086217.
Paradigm Development Services Limited – was set up in 2009 to provide development services to the rest of the Group. Registered company number 6794551.
Paradigm Commercial Plc – was formed in January 1993 and it is a 100% subsidiary of PHCHA. Paradigm Commercial own the Group’s market rented and intermediate rented housing stock. Registered company number 2779163.
Paradigm Maintenance Limited – was formed in September 2010 in response to the termination of our repairs and maintenance contract with Connaught Plc but is now dormant.
Paradigm Foundation – the Foundation is a new initiative (set-up in 2013) designed to improve the lives of individuals and communities across the georgraphic area in which Paradigm Housing Group operates. This is achieved by awarding grants to individuals and groups with finance for the grants being provided by a percentage of the surplus of the Group being donated each year, to the Foundation. Company number 8613864, Charity number 1156204.