Orwell Housing Association was formed in 1963 in Ipswich, Today, Orwell provides a range of services including housing, support and care services. Orwell employs over 700 dedicated and enthusiastic people including relief and volunteers’ managers, delivering tailored services to meet individual requirements.
Orwell has an enviable track record of providing customer orientated services to tenants and service users. The most recent survey indicated that 93% of tenants were satisfied with the services Orwell provides.
The majority of Orwell’s housing is located in the Ipswich and Lowestoft town areas; however, in recent years Orwell has become more diverse and now has properties in all districts within Suffolk, South Norfolk, North Essex and Cambridgeshire. They also manage (as well as own the majority of) five sheltered housing schemes, twelve extra care housing schemes, eight schemes supporting adults with learning difficulties and eight temporary supported housing schemes including two women’s refuges.
Orwell is currently the largest supported housing provider in Suffolk and also owns 39 additional supported living schemes.