About Us

South Western Housing Society and Tamar Housing Society merged on 31st March 2023.

In 2020 two local based organisations, South Western Housing and Tamar Housing,  started working together in partnership, as two like-minded organisations looking to harness collective expertise, knowledge and passion for social housing, in order to benefit existing and future tenants.  The merger between the organisations means that there is capability to increase the ability to provide new homes and invest in existing homes.

CEO, Donna Johnson says “As we enter a new phase of our evolution, our focus is clear, to deliver more and for the benefit of the people that we provide services to both now and in the future.  Our vision remains to Deliver & Grow.  Our priorities for the next three years will be centred around four key areas:

People – this includes our current and future tenants, our colleagues and all of the partners we work with in collaboration as a smaller enterprise across the South West.

Property – we will work to ensure we maintain and invest in the homes we own and manage, keeping them safe, and also working to improve their fabric to deliver more sustainable homes for the future.

Place – we want people to enjoy where they live and for the new homes we build to be where people can access services and benefit from green spaces as much as possible.

Environment – we aim to be an organisation that puts sustainability at the heart of what we do, whether that is in the building of new homes, retrofitting existing ones, or limiting our impact on the biodiversity that is so important in supporting the efforts being made to manage climate change.”