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Enabling Independent Living

Colne is a vibrant, growing housing association specialising in enabling independent living. We want to meet housing need in East Anglia.

As a major builder we will provide a range of new homes of all types of tenure to meet the needs of our current and future customers in Essex, Suffolk and beyond.

We will encourage our customers to shape their own solutions offering appropriate support where needed. We design our services in response to our customers’ needs and provide a choice of high-quality services.


How do we do it?

It is not just what we do, but how we do it, which matters to us.

How we work with our residents, other customers, staff and partners defines who we are.

Our values are important to us as they reflect our culture, ethos and are an integral part of the services we deliver:

  • Pride  – in our organisation, in our professionalism and in our work
  • Team spirited – in our approach to shaping the best solutions for our customers
  • Taking personal responsibility – we will not pass the buck.

And we will ensure that along the way we have plenty of Fun!

We work with a commercial ethos that allows us to deliver more for less

We build relationships and partnerships that help us to do more, better and bolder but which respect and protects our social heart.

We have adopted the National Housing Federation's voluntary code on Mergers, Group Structures and Partnerships.