WCHG Celebrates 2nd Birthday – Two years on and going strong

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) celebrates its 2nd birthday today reflecting on the difference it has already made in Wythenshawe since it formed in 2013.

WCHG is the largest community landlord in Manchester, providing over 14,000 homes to more than 20,000 people in South Manchester.

Group Chief Executive, Nigel Wilson said, “The last 2 years have seen significant growth and development by the new Group.  We have managed a balance of change and service improvements to the benefit of the communities in Wythenshawe. Investing our significant efficiencies in the provision of much needed new homes and services.”

Since the Group formed it has:

  • Delivered 135 new homes for Wythenshawe
  • Invested over £13m in the area.
  • Exceeded £4m in efficiencies for reinvestment into front line services
  • Contributed over £5m into Community Investment and secured an additional £2m from a range of sources.
  • Launched a new build programme of over 500 homes between 2015-18
  • Created over 50 Apprenticeships for local people.
  • Achieved the prestigious ‘Investors in People Gold Standard’ and Customer Service Excellence Accreditations
  • Shortlisted for over 15 international, national and regional Housing Awards in 2015.
  • Started work on our landmark ‘Village 135’ development - a £20m Extra Care Scheme of 135 homes for older people.

Chair of the WCHG board, Eddy Newman added: “Since the Group was established in April 2013, WCHG has built on the strengths of both Willow Park and Parkway Green to forge a new dynamic ‘one service’ approach that has consolidated and enhanced services, increased investment and created efficiencies for both tenants and the wider Wythenshawe Community.”