PlaceShapers is a national group of more than 100 community based housing associations which was formed in 2008. Between them they own more than 700,000 homes and provide services to more than one million people.

Saffron Housing Trust is pleased to be a member of PlaceShapers and have signed up to these principles:

  • That we put our residents and customers at the centre of what we do and ensure that they have real influence on how our organisations evolve;
  • That we provide more than simple landlord services because we care about the people and places where we work;
  • That we recognise the importance of the local authority role and support all of our Local Authority partners in improving and shaping places at both a strategic and operational level; and
  • That we believe there is strength and benefit to residents and stakeholders in maintaining a strong, independent, diverse, non-profit making sector.


Why Saffron joined PlaceShapers:

“We joined PlaceShapers originally as the ethos behind the organisation fitted well with our beliefs about local community involvement and development.  Since then PlaceShapers has grown into a much larger and influential version of that original intention that is really listened to and valued in the sector.  The key to the on-going success is the ‘self-help’ nature of the organisation that encourages learning and visits between members that helps each member locally to support the communities they work in.  We are proud of our on-going involvement in Placeshapers.”


Should you wish to find out more about PlaceShapers’ work please use the link below.

Age UK The Benjamin Foundation Break National Housing Federation Placeshapers South Norfolk Council
Saffron Accreditation