Business with Peabody

Our vision is expressed though our mission statement and business plans. But, independently of these, we’ve also developed a strategy for communities of the future.

Working with our residents, the Institute of Public Policy Research, De Montfort University and architects, Farrells, we’ve developed a set of principles and an evolving vision for communities of the future. These principles were based on evidence-based research and underpin our work.

We’ve gathered them together in a publication called 21st Century Peabody which sets out our strategy for creating the best possible places for people living in our homes.  It explains the core principles of an exemplary 21st Century community, one that is:

  • where people feel they belong
  • where people have homes that meet their needs and are suitable for the changing circumstances of life
  • where the landlord’s service is tailored to the individual
  • where no child is living in poverty
  • where all residents are supported in their daily lives and in their longer-term aspirations
  • part of the wider, local area
  • a sustainable environment

21st Century Peabody is the cornerstone for the development of our communities over the next 25 years.

Our vision is ambitious and we know we cannot deliver it on our own. We will take small, but significant, steps and work closely with our key partners to turn this vision into reality across our estates and communities in London.

21st Century Peabody report (pdf, 4.5mb)

Peabody business plan, 2015-18 (pdf, 166kb) 

Child poverty

Peabody commissioned independent research by the University of York during 2012 to investigate child poverty on our estates, and to look at how we might use resources and work collaboratively with others, including employers, to tackle child poverty.

The video below highlights a number of findings from the research, and some of the practical steps we are taking to address the root causes of child poverty, and improve the life chances of children in our communities.


Child Poverty report
(pdf, 2.1mb)