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Sanctuary Housing - South West

Sanctuary Housing manages more than 11,500 homes across 12 counties in the South West.

We have a wide range of homes available to rent or buy and are committed to providing quality homes and excellent services that meet the needs of the local community.

General rented housing provides affordable homes for people on low incomes. Our rented properties are available at lower rents than the open market.

If you would like to apply to live in a Sanctuary Housing home, please call us on 0800 131 3348 or 0300 123 3511. If you’re already a Sanctuary Housing resident or live in one of our homes in a different area of the country, you may be able to transfer.

Change of circumstances

Should your circumstances change, please let us know by filling in the 'Change of Circumstances' section on our online form.

Sanctuary provides high quality schemes which benefit from a scheme manager service, allowing residents to live comfortably, securely and independently.

Residents have their own self-contained accommodation; services include a dedicated scheme manager responsible for the management of the building and communal areas, 24 hour in-house telecare service and a separate 24 hour phone line to report any repairs or raise enquiries.

How to apply

We work with the local authorities across the South West region to provide homes through their Choice Based Letting (CBL) schemes. If you would like to apply to live in one of our homes, you will need to register with the scheme for that area. To find out which CBL scheme is in your area, please call us on 0800 917 0092 or 0300 123 3599, or contact your local authority directly.


Barne Barton Resident Consultation

We have written to the residents of Barne Barton in Plymouth to ask for their views about the future of the homes that we manage there. Sanctuary Housing does not currently own the homes it manages on the estate. We have asked our residents for their views about whether we:

  1. Purchase the site and build new homes.
  2. Refurbish the existing properties to a modern standard.

All Barne Barton residents are invited to let us know what they think at our consultation event:

  • 10.30am to 6pm, Friday 1 March, Tamar View Community Centre

We appreciate there will be lots of questions about this proposal so we’ve answered some below:

Sanctuary Housing is launching a consultation about the future of the homes it manages on the Barne Barton estate. Included in the consultation are residents of:

  • Maisonettes 1 – 60 Talbot Gardens (5 blocks of 12 maisonettes each)
  • Maisonettes 91 – 138 Savage Road (4 blocks of 12 maisonettes each)
  • Maisonettes 19 – 30 Roope Close (1 block of 12 maisonettes)
  • The owners and renters of the garages at Talbot Gardens

We are also talking to the local MP Johnny Mercer, Plymouth City Council and local councillors and local community groups.

There are two main options being considered:

  1. Sanctuary Housing purchases and regenerates the estate.
  2. Sanctuary Housing refurbishes the existing properties bringing them up to a modern standard.

Please come along to the consultation event which is being held:

Friday 1 March, 10.30am-6pm at Tamar View Community Centre, Miers Close, St Budeaux, PL5 1DJ.

We began an investment programme to improve the estate in May 2018 but we recognise that significant investment is required to bring the estate up to a modern standard and now want to ask for your views.

Please come along to the event to find out more about the options and tell us what you think.

We are planning to consult with residents until the end of March 2019. During April 2019 we will write to you to share the initial feedback and may run another event to ask for further thoughts on specific proposals. By that time we should be able to give you a better idea of how long they would take.

If owners refuse to sell, or charge a price that makes the project unfeasible, we will continue our investment programme in Barne Barton. We are committed to improving the homes we manage in Barne Barton.

Residents can also give their views and ask questions by calling 0800 917 0477 from a landline, 0300 123 3590 from a mobile or emailing BarneBarton@sanctuary-housing.co.uk.

South West News

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  • Communal facilities
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