Hyde is a housing association working in England, owning or managing almost 50,000 homes in London, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, the East of England and East Midlands. This means that more than 100,000 people have a home at a price they can afford, with tenancies that give them the opportunity to improve their life chances.
Housing associations were set up to support people in housing need and this remains at the heart of everything we do today. The Hyde Group was established in 1967 to provide homes for those left behind by the market. We are proud to combine our social purpose with entrepreneurial drive and professionalism.
Our aspiration is to provide a great home for everyone. We know we cannot do this on our own. The need for more homes in London and the South East of England is a huge and long-standing problem, which will only be solved if we all play our part and all work together. That includes government, house builders, investors, landlords, charities and customers themselves.
The homes that we build, as well as the ones we already own or manage, include those for shared ownership, for social rent, for outright sale and for private rent. Hyde Housing Association is a not-for-profit organisation but our family of companies, which makes up the Hyde Group, includes charities and profit-making subsidiaries. All the money we make is reinvested to build more affordable homes and deliver services for our customers.
Diversity and inclusion are integral to our social purpose. As a developer of homes and communities, a provider of housing services, an employer and a partner, we are committed to the promotion of equality, and we value the diversity of both our customers and our staff. We know that this is fundamental to the effective delivery of our services and we are working to embed diversity and inclusion across all our business functions by focusing on understanding and addressing the needs of all our customers and staff. This approach is critical to delivering our vision of making a positive difference to people’s lives.
Andy Hunt, Associate Director Land & Planning (Kent & South)