GreenSquareAccord is one of the biggest social housing and care providers in England.
We believe passionately in our mission to build better lives and provide social housing and support services to 54,000 people across our four localities.
We are proud to play an active role in helping people to deal with the consequences of the housing crisis by providing affordable homes for people in our communities who need them most.
We also provide care and support to some of the most vulnerable people in society. This includes support for people who are homeless, experiencing domestic violence or are part of the criminal justice system.
As GreenSquareAccord we have:
- 25,000 homes
- 100+ care and support schemes
- 54,000 housing customers
- 4,000 colleagues
- LoCaL Homes, an off-site manufacturing facility producing timber-framed homes
- an in-house repairs and maintenance team
- a geographical reach from Newcastle to Salisbury
- a care and support team that delivers 3,000,000 hours of care every year
- an in-house design, construction, and sales team.
GreenSquareAccord was formed in April 2021 from the merger of the similar-sized Accord Housing Association, based in the West Midlands, and GreenSquare Group, based in the South West.
Both organisations have a long history of providing affordable homes and support services for people in need. GreenSquare’s origins date back to 1866 when the Oxford Cottage Improvement Company Limited established itself as a local pioneer in driving housing reform.
And the origins of Accord date back even further with the creation of the Harpers Almshouse charity in 1511 to provide lodging for poor men visiting Walsall.
For both Accord and GreenSquare, various partnerships and mergers in more recent years have brought together locally-based housing associations; and, in Accord’s case, there has been significant growth in the delivery of care and support services.
Now, this coming together of these two strong organisations has created one that’s even stronger with ambitions to do more – and do it better – than either could on its own.