Expertise

Since 1997, we have developed more than 50 housing co-ops and community controlled housing projects.

Expertise
Throughout our history, we have developed innovative and new solutions to help people apply co-operative principles to resolve housing issues.


Co-operative consultancy
Co-operative Consultancy We are the Countries leading provider of tenant designed and planned housing. We understand how to work with Communities to give them real control power and ownership in both the development and management of their own homes. Email us to find out more.


Development services to co-operatives
We are committed to delivering the very best and highest quality new affordable co-operative housing. We do this by involving our residents in the design of their new homes and by empowering potential residents to personalise their future home. As the leading provider of new co-operative housing, we have the technical skills, the financial appraisal systems and the expertise to empower and you or your co-operative in the development process. Email us to find out more.


Selling service to co-operatives
We are a top quartile performer on a range of housing management indicators. We have the latest health and safety management systems in place and we achieve unprecedented satisfaction levels from members of Co-operatives using our services. Email us to find out more.




Accord Group projects and partnerships


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Holiday Kitchen offers families learning, food and play when they need it most. The aim of this well-being project is to support families to thrive throughout the year by offering fun activities, family learning experiences and healthy community meals which promote health and educational life-chances. Holiday Kitchen is for families who could benefit from positive opportunities during stressful holidays periods when other services, such as free school meals, are less available. Through a collaboration with Family Action, we work closely with community partners to support families of pre and primary school children who are on low incomes and/or are in need of additional support. For the latest news, follow us on Twitter.


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The Accord Group made history five years ago when it became the first housing association in the country to open a factory manufacturing low carbon advanced housing manufactured (AHM) timber homes. Local Homes is a timber frame manufacturer that produces high performance closed and open panel housing systems. The homes are designed and manufactured to provide flexible solutions that can be tailored to individual needs and functions. This includes everything from floor layout and external finishes, to building form and shape. The housing products are low cost to build, fast to erect, reduce on-site waste, reduce traffic movements and offer the residents living in the homes lower running costs than brick and block built properties.


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Matrix is a unique co-operative providing affordable housing and health and social care services. As a not-for-profit co-operative of housing associations, Matrix responds innovatively to the country’s need for more affordable housing. The partnership is made up of five highly skilled associations led by the Accord Group and includes Rooftop Housing Group, Trent & Dove, Trident Social Investment Group and WATMOS Community Homes. We collectively manage over 30,000 homes across the wider Midlands region, employ over 4,000 people; have assets of more than £1.2bn and a combined turnover of over £218m. Matrix spend annually over £19m on repairs and maintenance services, £17.5m on home improvement programmes and £46m on a range of goods and services in local and often fragile economies; stimulating growth, creating jobs and generating extra economic and social value.


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InDesign is our own architecture team - the UK’s only architectural team based within the framework of a social housing landlord. Indesign blend cutting-edge design with a resident-led ethos which delivers the low cost high-quality homes that people want. We also lead the sector in developing low carbon housing solutions at the same cost of traditional homes which deliver energy savings of 50% and more. Our expertise in culturally-appropriate design means we are helping to create the safe and sustainable communities of tomorrow.


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Planning for Real® is a nationally recognised community planning process based on 3D modelling. The process allows residents to register their views on a range of issues, to work together to identify priorities, and in partnership with local agencies go on to develop an action plan for change.