Consortium members have a wealth of experience and are deeply rooted in local communities and neighbourhoods to deliver high quality housing that meets the aspirations of their customers.

JV North works closely with Homes England, local authorities, local enterprise partnerships, investors and other partners to utilise land for the provision of sustainable, affordable housing.

Members share values to provide employment and community benefits through housing programmes, which are delivered on time and within budget.

Co-ordination, monitoring and management of the overall programme is provided by the Saffer Cooper Consultancy, which reports directly to the JV North Board.

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One Manchester

One Manchester is a provider of housing and community services, offering support to people in all areas and stages of life and circumstance.

We own and manages more than 12,000 homes in central, south and east Manchester. We make a difference to people and places by creating opportunities, transforming communities and changing lives.

As an organisation that values an imaginative approach, we are constantly seeking new and innovative ways of investing, creating partnerships and bringing people together to make a long-lasting, positive impact on our communities. We call this social innovation.

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We are an ambitious housing group in the North West of England that strives to have a positive impact on people’s lives.

A large, diverse organisation – simultaneously, landlord, property developer, commercial contractor and social entrepreneur – we take pride in achieving tangible results for our partners and stakeholders, our customers and communities, our region and our business.

With a local focus and national perspective, Torus is committed to delivering urban and social regeneration, accelerating regional growth and contributing towards a sustainable economy.

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Wythenshawe Community Housing Group

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group was formed on 1st April 2013.

We provide services to almost 14,000 properties, providing homes to over 29,000 people across Wythenshawe, with an annual turnover of £61 million per annum.

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Our purpose is to serve our tenants and the wider community, to champion their strengths and to play a leading role in creating a stronger, healthier and more resilient Wythenshawe.

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Stockport Homes with Stockport Council

Stockport Homes in partnership with Stockport Council is one of JV North’s newest members. Stockport Homes is a management organisation that acts as ‘landlord’ for both Stockport Council’s social housing and its own property portfolio.

Stockport Homes was formed in 2005 to manage housing stock on behalf of the local authority as a limited company operating as an ‘Arm’s Length Management Organisation’ (ALMO).

Now looking to the future having signed a brand-new management agreement with the Council in 2015, Stockport Homes will continue to manage properties and transform lives until 2042.

It has a development programme of 1,000 homes to be delivered by 2025.

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Weaver Vale Housing Trust

Weaver Vale Housing Trust is a Large Scale Voluntary Transfer (LSVT) organisation that formed in July 2002 and operates in Cheshire and Warrington.

The Trust manages over 6,300 properties including Shared Ownership under its Prospa Homes brand and has an ambitious corporate plan that will see significant investment in existing homes and communities along with the building of 150 homes a year between 2021 and 2026.

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Trafford Housing Trust

As one of the largest social housing providers in Trafford, Greater Manchester, Trafford Housing Trust is dedicated to providing homes and sustainable communities for the future. We don’t just look after this generation; we want to preserve a legacy of strong communities for the many generations to come.

Ultimately, each and every one of us at the Trust loves what we do and our customers and stakeholders tell us that we do it pretty well.

Since the Trust was founded in 2006 we have embarked on a period of positive change, making tough decisions, on-going improvement, which continues to provide heart-warming success stories for our 11,000 customers. We believe people help make this

Trust work – our customers, our staff, our partners and our stakeholders all add value to the Trust and by adding value we can make a long lasting difference to our neighbourhoods.

So we hope you enjoy reading about our work, appreciate our success stories, respect the mutually-productive partnerships we’re building and understand our vision to become the community that looks after the community.

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Johnnie Johnson Housing

Johnnie Johnson Housing is a not-for-profit housing association, with over 50 years’ experience, dedicated to offering quality homes in the North of England.

Over the next 11 years, the social housing provider plans to build in the region of 1,000 new affordable homes to support the current housing demand.

Johnnie Johnson Housing specialises in providing Independent Living homes for residents over the age of 55, which include innovative adaptions to help customers age well and live independently in their own home.

As part of their future development plans, these homes will be fit for the future with a focus on sustainability, technology and modern methods of construction.

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Muir Group Housing Association

Muir Group owns and manages more than 5,500 homes across the country, providing a diverse range of housing solutions and associated services to meet customer needs.

Established in 1968, it has offices in Chester, Blackpool, Burnley and Huntingdon.

Muir Group joined JV North in 2021 ahead of the current Affordable Homes Programme as it looks to grow its development work to help provide more urgently needed homes for residents.

Plus Dane Housing

Plus Dane Housing owns over 13,500 homes across Merseyside and Cheshire and has a strong social purpose.

It employs over 500 people and has an asset value in excess of £570m.

Plus Dane is a proud member of the 5% Club with over 5% of its workforce made up of apprentices, graduate trainees or work placements.

It is also the Government’s Help to Buy Agent for the North, building on its strong track record as a specialist in affordable home ownership.

Plus Dane aims to build up to 1,500 homes over the next five years.

Peaks & Plains Housing Trust

We are a Macclesfield-based housing association with homes across Cheshire and the High Peak. We exist to help improve lives by playing a part in addressing local housing need.

At the heart of our strategic plan are three key priorities – to be a great landlord, a resilient business and to create great places to live.

This final strand expresses our desire to work with key partners across our patch to shape a varied and quality development pipeline that puts people at its heart.

We want to work with others to ensure we meet local housing need and support thriving neighbourhoods. Our ambitions also focus on the development of core tenures to ensure more affordable homes that are efficient to run.

The Trust is committed to placemaking. In particular, we are building more new homes along Sunderland Street, to increase the options for town-centre living in Macclesfield.

The Sovini Group

One Vision Housing is part of The Sovini Group.

It has approximately 13,000 homes across Sefton, Liverpool, Wirral, Cheshire and West Lancashire.

The organisation formed in 2006 following a successful stock transfer from Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council operating as a not-for-profit organisation, regulated by the Homes and Communities Agency.

One Vision Housing was recognised as one of the best organisations to work for in the UK, having claimed awards in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies To Work For and UK and Europe Great Workplaces.

The organisation has an extensive development plan to create over 600 new homes in Sefton, Liverpool, Cheshire and West Lancashire in the next five years.

The new housing developments will provide quality homes for affordable rent as well as opportunities to own a home through One Vision Housing’s Shared Ownership and Rent to Buy schemes.

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Bury Council

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