Paradigm Housing Group was established in April 1999 and provides a wide range of housing and support services throughout the South, East Midlands and West London.
At its core, the group has been involved in social housing since 1988 as Chiltern Hundreds 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.
The Group has a turnover of £115.5 million (2012/13 £101.2m) and total net assets of £1.1 billion (2012/13 £973m).
Our 440 staff currently manage 13,526 homes (2012/13 12,844) for around 25,000 people, however Paradigm is more than just a housing provider as it also provides a range of care and support services. Our stock portfolio contains a diverse mix of tenures including; affordable rent, shared-ownership, foyer accommodation, supported housing and some private rental.
Paradigm has again had its development offer accepted by the HCA and GLA with contracts for 2015 – 18.The housing programme is expected to deliver approximately 600 properties in the coming year.
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.
We are a proud member of Stonewall and part of the National Housing Federation project iN business. Paradigm has attained the construction industry's Client Charter Status and we were recognised as a 1* organisation in Best Companies 2010.