Talking West Cheshire

Housing Trusts

There are approximately 8,359 affordable housing properties in Chester. Affordable housing covers social rent, intermediate/affordable rent, shared ownership, sheltered, supported, HOLD schemes, older persons’ accommodation, keyworker schemes, homeless prevention schemes, ‘discount for sale’ properties.

The following registered housing associations have properties in the area:

Abbeyfield Chester Society Ltd (sheltered/supported housing)

Anchor Trust (older persons' accommodation)

Architects Benevolent Society (sheltered accommodation for eligible person)


Carr Gomm Society (supported)

CATH (supported)

Chester and District Housing Trust is the largest housing provider in Chester and its stock includes social rent for general needs, sheltered accommodation and older persons' accommodation (such as over 55s).  They also have shared ownership properties and intermediate rent.

CWHA (supported housing)

Equity Housing Group (shared ownership)

Frontis (accommodation for keyworkers)

Guinness Northern Counties (general needs, sheltered and older persons' accommodation)

Hanover Housing (older persons’ accommodation)

Housing 21 (sheltered)

Manchester and District Housing Association (MDHA) through Harvest Housing (general needs)

Methodist Homes for the Aged (sheltered)


People First Housing Association (supported)

Plus Dane

Richmond Fellowship (supported)

Riverside Housing (general needs but very low stock in the area)

Stonham (supported)

For contact details for these housing associations, visit the Housing Associations webpage on the Cheshire West and Chester website.