Cross Keys Homes Celebrating 10 years

Back on 4 October 2004, following the transfer of the City Council’s housing stock, Cross Keys Homes was formed. Since then the not-for-profit housing association has worked hard to improve the city, local communities and neighbourhoods. It has seen the building of 1,000 new homes, helped over 200 people to buy their own home, supported over 500 people into work and developed strong tenant and community involvement. Most recently, Cross Keys Homes has branched out into providing a community care service with the establishment of Cross Keys Care and the building of a 79 apartment, state of the art, extra care facility, Kingfisher Court.

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Cross Keys Homes is so much more than a landlord, they know a home is not just the four walls in which you sleep but also the community in which you live and work. As Cross Keys Homes prepares to enter the next ten years, they now manage around 14 per cent of Peterborough’s households and lead on a number of positive initiatives across the city. The aim is to make a positive difference not only for Peterborough but wider across Cambridgeshire and for its residents now and the future generations to come.

Cross Keys Homes has been allocated £1.3 million, by the Homes and Communities Agency to deliver more homes and as part of their expanding development programme they are currently exploring options to raise money on the capital markets. As part of this, they have recently secured a AA- rating through Standard & Poors. This will enable Cross Keys Homes to build more new homes and support more communities over the next ten years.

So watch out for Cross Keys Homes delivering more …

  • Homes for people to get on the property ladder like Priestgate Court.  29 apartments available as share ownership in a beautiful restored grade II listed building.
  • Exciting developments like Vista, the largest zero carbon development in the UK providing homes to rent and buy.
  • Extra care homes and care services for people to live independently with support available how and when they chose.
  • Jobs and support through the pre-apprentice, working for you and families programmes which enable people to find work, training or the extra help they need.
  • Tenant involvement, putting tenants in charge of budgets and decisions like the new Customer Board and area panels where tenants determine how £400,000 is spent in their neighbourhood every year.
  • Solar Panels, over 1,000 so far for tenants with another 2,000 to go.

To launch their celebrations and the countdown to their 10th birthday, Cross Keys Homes has launched a series of short films on its YouTube channel (CrosskeyshomesUK) looking at how ten people’s lives have been transformed thanks to their help and support. To get on board and join the celebrations #CKHis10 @CrossKeysHomes.

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