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Why we are building

Access to affordable social housing is key to building sustainable communities.

With the increasing cost and unpredictability of privately renting a property, affordable rented housing is in constant demand by working families, those who've retired and many more.

From April 2017 to March 2020 we developed almost 600 new affordable homes. We have investment plans to build another 600 affordable homes across Wiltshire, Mendip, Bath and surrounding areas by the end of 2023. These new affordable homes are for social rent, affordable rent and share ownership.

These properties will provide a stable and affordable home for people.

We work with a number of partners and local councils in developing new homes.

Whilst most of our new homes help to increase our social housing stock, any profits made from the sale of homes on the open market, are reinvested into future developments.

Current developments

Shared ownership is a great way to get a foot on the housing ladder. Visit our shared ownership pages for more information.

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5 hours ago
Selwood Housing

Lyndsey Powell and Emma Andrews from our Neighbourhoods team were clearing out a bin store in Frome when they came across this hedgehog with four babies. One hoglet had sadly died. With the help of our new caretaker Simon Evans, this little family was safely delivered to Laura Pictor (group customer involvement and communities’ manager) where they settled into her garden before Kelly, a volunteer for the Hedgehog Preservation Society, was able to take over their care.

Laura named the mum hedgehog Maggie-may, as it was the song that came on the radio when she drove them to over to Kelly’s house. Kelly said when they’re old enough for her to handle with no stress to the mum (4-6 weeks) and sent this message through shortly after:

“Maggie-may has been getting up every other day for a massive drink (almost the whole bowl) and a few biscuits which suggests she's still busy seeing to her hoglets. I haven't heard a peep but then I've been avoiding the hutch and the back garden in general to keep her as stress free as possible. I have seen Maggie-may a couple of times at the door having a break. I'm going to give it till next week, then start putting my trail cam on the hutch in the hope that we will capture their first time out of the nest with mum. The hutch is really clean and she's not trying to escape which tells me it's a quick drink, rest, mouthful of biscuits and get back to her nest, so fingers crossed for them all.”

We’ll keep you updated as and when we hear more!
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Lyndsey Powell and Emma Andrews from our Neighbourhoods team were clearing out a bin store in Frome when they came across this hedgehog with four babies. One hoglet had sadly died. With the help of our new caretaker Simon Evans, this little family was safely delivered to Laura Pictor (group customer involvement and communities’ manager) where they settled into her garden before Kelly, a volunteer for the Hedgehog Preservation Society, was able to take over their care.

Laura named the mum hedgehog Maggie-may, as it was the song that came on the radio when she drove them to over to Kelly’s house. Kelly said when they’re old enough for her to handle with no stress to the mum (4-6 weeks) and sent this message through shortly after:

“Maggie-may has been getting up every other day for a massive drink (almost the whole bowl) and a few biscuits which suggests shes still busy seeing to her hoglets. I havent heard a peep but then Ive been avoiding the hutch and the back garden in general to keep her as stress free as possible. I have seen Maggie-may a couple of times at the door having a break. Im going to give it till next week, then start putting my trail cam on the hutch in the hope that we will capture their first time out of the nest with mum. The hutch is really clean and shes not trying to escape which tells me its a quick drink, rest, mouthful of biscuits and get back to her nest, so fingers crossed for them all.”

We’ll keep you updated as and when we hear more!
21 hours ago
Selwood Housing

Last year a survey went out to unpaid carers by Carer Support Wiltshire as to what unpaid carers would like to be trained on. From the results of this Wiltshire Council would like to offer a range of training to support what unpaid carers have asked for.

The first lot of face to face training will be held on 20th June 2024 in Melksham Community Campus as follows:
✅Stress awareness training 10am-11:00am
✅First aid training 11:30am-12:30pm
✅Mental capacity act training 13:00pm-14:00pm
✅Manual handling training 14:30pm-15:30pm
This training is for all aged carers.

You can book on to all of these or just the ones you are interested in by contacting BCFTeam@wiltshire.gov.uk with your name, email address and the sessions you would like to book.
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Last year a survey went out to unpaid carers by Carer Support Wiltshire as to what unpaid carers would like to be trained on. From the results of this Wiltshire Council would like to offer a range of training to support what unpaid carers have asked for.

The first lot of face to face training will be held on 20th June 2024 in Melksham Community Campus as follows:
✅Stress awareness training 10am-11:00am
✅First aid training 11:30am-12:30pm
✅Mental capacity act training 13:00pm-14:00pm
✅Manual handling training 14:30pm-15:30pm
This training is for all aged carers.

You can book on to all of these or just the ones you are interested in by contacting BCFTeam@wiltshire.gov.uk with your name, email address and the sessions you would like to book.
2 days ago
Selwood Housing

Register to vote now if you’ve never registered before, have moved house, or changed your name.
Register now: ecs.page.link/Q5FyD
#YourVoteMatters. Don’t lose it.
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Register to vote now if you’ve never registered before, have moved house, or changed your name. 
Register now: https://ecs.page.link/Q5FyD 
#YourVoteMatters. Don’t lose it.
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