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Jigsaw Group is one of biggest housing associations in Greater Manchester. Founded in 2000, Jigsaw Group is an innovative and ‘can do’ organisation which provides a range of services which go above and beyond our traditional housing management role.

As well as New Charter Homes, the Group includes Gedling Homes in Nottingham, Aksa Hones in Oldham, New Charter Building Company and Threshold, a specialist support provider.  Together, our mission is to provide GREAT Homes, GREAT Neighbourhoods and GREAT People. 

The Jigsaw Group also sponsors three academy schools to support improvement in educational and life chances for children to help break persistent levels of deprivation evident in those areas.

Why work with us?

  • We are reliable and well-managed – as  a large social housing business subject to statutory regulation, the performance of our board and senior management is subject to particular scrutiny
  • We are embedded within local strategic networks, particularly in terms of Local Authorities, health, wellbeing and skills & employment.
  • We have experience in a range of areas from working with vulnerable individuals to securing employment for those furthest from the job market
  • As a large employer (approximately 800 members of staff) we are significant contributors to local economy in terms of physical investment (house building, improvement programmes, etc.) and are integral to local strategic planning
  • Our senior managers and leaders have established relationships with their counterparts in key strategic organisations, including the police, the VCSE sector, private sector businesses and the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.
  • Over the years we’ve formed close relationships with consultants, contractors and delivery partners. This allows us to maintain high standards across everything we do, and we’ve built up an excellent reputation for customer service and satisfaction.

What we do

We provide a range of specialist services for vulnerable groups including supported accommodation for homeless and those with complex needs. We also boast a range of programmes that meet the needs of the most isolated individuals, including Bridges Tameside domestic abuse service, Inspire troubled families team, ROOTS (supported tenancies for high-risk offenders) and the ‘Great Opportunities Programme’ which provides support into training and employment. 

We have a strong track record of providing personalised employment support both for our own tenants and others who are furthest from the jobs market. The ‘Building Better Opportunities’ Programme, which we deliver in partnership with a number of other housing providers under the banner of Motiv8, works across Greater Manchester and includes working with key delivery partners.

Our services are funded via a variety of mechanisms including commissioned contracts and dedicated grant sourcing. In addition, the Group benefits from profits made by New Charter Building Company’s contract work, which is recycled to finance our ‘More Than Just Housing’ sustainable neighbourhoods philosophy. This is focused on supporting vulnerable households groups, helping residents and their families to train and employment as well as health initiatives that support community groups in our areas of operation.

 

We work in the following areas:

Tackling Homelessness

Working with families

Pathways to Employment

Maintaining Independence

 

Contact us on 0161 331 2000 or email partnerships@newcharter.co.uk to find out how we can work together.