The problem we’re aiming to solve is bigger than us, and it’s growing.
An estimated 8.4 million people in England are living in unaffordable, insecure, or unsuitable housing.
Our nation needs in excess of 340,000 new homes to be built every year, including at least 145,000 affordable homes, along with an urgent need to build more social housing.
There is a crisis of both accessibility and affordability that is having a profound impact on the fabric of our society.
Understanding the problem.
people in England are unable to afford their rent or mortgage.
people in England are in unsuitable housing, including families and the elderly.
people in our nation are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Our challenges are interconnected.
The gap between wage levels and house prices is widening. Demand for homes is increasing and we are not building enough homes to meet demand.
Employment longevity and job security have decreased. Involuntary work and housing-related affordability relocations are on the increase.
As people move more frequently, due to those economic pressures, our communities become more ‘distanced’, and less cohesive.
We believe that business can be a force for good.
At Goscombe, we are pioneering in ways to leverage homebuilding as a vehicle to generate powerful social impact.
We create beautiful high-quality homes, with a clear focus on affordable and social purpose housing.
Our aim is to make homes accessible and sustainable for eveyone; helping people to put down roots, and so strengthening our communities.
And instead of accumulating our profitability, we redistribute our success in ways that will meaningfully benefit households, local communities, and society.