The speaker at our WI meeting was
Ray Mansell from Orbit Heart of England. An organisation whose
mission is to build brighter futures for people and communities.
Their objectives are to be recognised as the leading and most
innovative provider of affordable housing in our region. To
deliver the highest standards of quality to their customers
in everything they do and to provide more affordable housing
over the next five years, working in partnership with local
They currently have 44000 properties in the Midlands up to Burton
on Trent. They supply housing to drug users, mother and baby,
sheltered housing, those with general needs, mortgage rescue
and shared ownerships.
Briarcroft in Stratford upon Avon has 64 independent one and
two bedroomed flats, for people over 55 years of age. 46 units
are to rent and 18 shared ownership. The complex provides independent
living with care. It has a restaurant, IT, laundry, library
and Well Being Centre. Orbit work with a team of architects
to ensure that the complexes fit in with the surrounding area
and are exciting places for people to live.
Further complexes in the area will be St Bedes in Bedford,
Queensway Court in Leamington Spa and at Southam.