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Peaks & Plains Housing Trust

Organisation Summary

Business Sector:Social Housing

Business Activities:Social Housing

Business Location:Macclesfield

Chief Executive:Tim Pinder


Legal structure:Company Limited by Guarantee (registered with the Homes and Communities Agency)

Peaks & Plains Housing Trust

Following a transfer from Macclesfield Borough Council in 2006, Peaks & Plains Housing Trust was created to deliver:

  • Social Housing
  • Shared ownership homes for sale
  • Telecare and Telehealth
  • Independent living services
  • Community investment

Prior to transfer, all council tenants were issued with an Offer Document, which outlined what they could expect from the new housing trust. It was on the basis of those promises that tenants voted in favour of the transfer.

In the first five years since transfer, the Trust successfully delivered all those promises, including the following:

  • All homes were brought up to Decent Homes standard, with ¬£43 million invested in improvement work
  • Services were improved significantly, such as those dealing with antisocial behaviour
  • New homes were planned and built across the region, to provide high quality, affordable housing for those in need

Peaks & Plains makes significant contributions to the local community, including supporting the Gawsworth village shop, working in partnership with a wide number of local charities and community organisations, supporting local social enterprises such as Cre8 Works, and providing work placements and apprenticeships for young people.

The success of the organisation was recognised by the government’s Audit Commission, who inspected the Trust in 2009 and rated it in the top 10% of housing associations nationally. It was also rated¬†21st in the Times Top 100 not for profit companies to work for in 2014.

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Peaks & Plains Housing Trust

Name:Tim Pinder

Title :Chief Executive

Tim has worked in the Housing Association sector for 30+ years, in large and small, local and national organisations, in both a housing management and housing development capacity. For the last 20 years he has lead a number of Associations. Tim has been Chief Executive of Peaks & Plains since he helped establish it in 2006. It has a high profile locally and a reputation for its learning style, creating a great place to work for colleagues and being an important partner in helping transform neighbourhoods.