Housing associations bpha, Futures Housing Group and Flagship Group, are in early talks about a potential partnership that will span central and eastern England. The organisations plan to combine their expertise and reach, to improve significantly the housing experience and opportunities for local people. 

The partnership would prioritise improving existing homes and customers’ experience, as well as increasing the amount of new, sustainable, high quality, affordable homes. 

In a joint statement, Chairs Paul Leinster (bpha), Mike Stevenson (Futures) and Peter Hawes (Flagship), said: 

‘This is an exciting, unique opportunity that will bring together the expertise, capacity and ambition of our three organisations to make a difference for more people, faster. Our shared ethos is that customers will be at the centre of a new partnership with services influenced by local need and customer knowledge. We share a resolute commitment to be part of strong, regional infrastructure with our partners, to improve opportunities for local people and tackle the many aspects of the housing crisis in central and eastern England. 

‘In these early stages of talks it is clear we have much in common, including geographic synergy, shared priorities, a firm financial footing and a commitment to the importance of local delivery.’ 

The organisations will continue to share updates as exploratory talks continue. 

If you have any questions about the proposed partnership, please email Futurespartnership@futureshg.co.uk