Working Partnerships

Noble Tree’s Partnerships

Noble Tree has partnered with various organisations involved in supported housing, who are focused on social housing and supported housing programmes, to do a joint venture focused on developing and managing supported housing schemes across the UK.

The Company has also developed working partnerships with Housing Providers (“HP”), including Local Authorities (“LA”) and local developers such as Postland Developments Limited, developers in Cambridgeshire, to identify local opportunities and to secure rights to developments opportunities.

Noble Tree intends to enter into long-term agreements with LAs and RPs for the provision of providing accommodation and will target minimum contract lengths of 10 years for general needs housing and 25 years for the supported housing programme. These partnerships give Noble Tree a unique competitor advantage.

The Company intends to work with the Church of England, Church of Wales and Roman Catholic Diocese to transform underused and closed churches and attached land with the joint effort to bring these buildings back into use as affordable housing and community spaces.

Charities Aid Foundation

Noble Tree are seeking to work with Charities Aid Foundation (“CAF”) to develop an offering to Noble Tree’s investors, to allow some or all of their dividend income to be donated tax-efficiently to charitable purposes identified by Noble Trust e.g. housing and social welfare.

Charities Aid Foundation is a charity dedicated to getting the best for charities and their donors around the world. CAF works with donors to maximise their charitable giving, connecting them to the causes that matter and ensuring their donations get to where it is needed. CAF provides financial services and fundraising support to charities to help them maximise their income.

In addition, the Company is in advanced talks with a number of major financial institutions with a view to borrowing an initial amount of around £2 million, to fund its first developments.

Independent Housing Limited

The Independent Housing (UK) Limited (“IHL”) team has a wealth of expertise and experience in finding and maintaining homes for vulnerable adults including people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and physical disabilities, throughout England and Wales.

As a Registered Charity and not for profit organisation, they work hard to meet the needs of the people they support – enabling them to ensure money collected in rents is used to provide high quality repairs and maintenance to each property they manage.

They have a person-centered approach that enables them to:

  • provide personalised rental housing, housing support and maintenance services
  • promote and support independence and choice
  • value the rights of the people they support
  • develop long term partnerships
  • deliver value for money

Working in partnership with care providers, local and national landlords and local authorities, enables them to service all areas of the UK.

Their person-centered approach allows them to deliver high quality tailored services to meet the needs of everyone they work with.

IHL tenants are always at the centre of their service and IHL aim to provide them with real choice about how, where and with whom they want to live.

By listening and working with them and their support network, IHL aim to match the residents housing needs.

IHL understand that over time residents requirements will develop and change so their service aims to be flexible – adapting to the resident’s needs and requirements as they change.

IHL’s service doesn’t stop when they have found the right property for their residents. They are also there to support and help residents maintain their home.

IHL help people with special need to find a new home. When they have found people their home they aim to support and help them to maintain it.

IHL’s property matching and rental service aims to meet supported housing needs and requirements. They begin by developing a full understanding of the exact requirements of individuals and then match properties to meet these needs.

As needs change over time they intend work with residents and their support network to assess and adapt the service provided to meet new requirements.

IHL also provide support and guidance for tenancy agreements and financial matters relating to housing.

First Priority Housing Association

First Priority is a not-for-profit Registered Provider of supported housing for vulnerable adults across the UK. The organisation works closely with Local Authorities across the country, many different care operators and other housing associations to ensure they are able to achieve their vision of providing a first class housing support service for their residents.

First Priority is a registered provider (RP No: 4702) of social housing and is regulated by the Homes and Communities Agency. Their particular focus and specialism is on providing own-tenancy accommodation for vulnerable adults, helping to promote independent living where possible.

They provide housing and support services to people with a range of needs including:

  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Extra care housing for the elderly and frail, including dementia
  • Temporary/Emergency housing for vulnerable adults

The accommodation they provide is typically self-contained units, but sometimes shared houses where there is need for this type of accommodation, but all residents have the benefit of their own tenancy.

Pennaf Housing Association

Ty Glas are a registered Social Landlord and a charitable subsidy of Pennaf Housing Group.

Pennaf operates across seven Welsh counties and manages more than 5,400 homes, serving a wide range of housing needs.

Pennaf has set up a new development housing association, Ty Glas which is exploring various avenues to secure development funding.  Pennaf is particularly keen to use Ty Glas for the CHF funding model.

Pennaf currently provide extra care sheltered housing schemes for vulnerable older people and are proposing significant expansion in this area.  They are also seeking to expand their portfolio and role into provision of supported housing services to meet existing and future needs within their local communities.

Additional Programme Partners

As the programme expands new Housing Association and Local Authority partners will be introduced at the appropriate time to help ensure that required services are localised. In each instance, the suitability of these partners will be determined on the basis of their experience, housing management capability and financial strength.