Learn more about our founder George Peabody and how he shaped our pioneering history
We were founded in 1862 by the American banker, diplomat and philanthropist George Peabody, who wanted to "ameliorate the condition of the poor and needy in this great metropolis"
Our mission is as vibrant today as it was back in 1862. We want to make London a city of opportunity for all by ensuring as many people as possible have:
Our four key aims are to:
Providing a good home
We only operate in and around London and our tenures include social housing, leasehold, shared ownership, supported housing, and key-worker accommodation. We also provide homes for market rent and outright sale to support the funding of affordable homes. Some commercial units are also included in our portfolio.
Since 1997 we have allocated over £20m to an extensive range of community programmes to support our residents and create opportunities for people across the capital. These include employment and training programmes; health and wellbeing initiatives; activities for young and older people; welfare benefits advice, and family and parenting support.
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