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Our purpose

Our social purpose is at the core of what we do

We are L&Q, one of the UK’s leading housing charities and developers. Our roots date back nearly 60 years, and we've been shaping some of the most exciting, diverse and dynamic regions in the country ever since.

Our vision is that everyone has a quality home they can afford. We believe that homes matter to everyone – our mission is to combine our social purpose and commercial drive to create homes and neighbourhoods residents can be proud of.

As a regulated charitable housing association, all the money we make is reinvested into new and existing homes, creating successful communities and providing services for our residents. This makes us one of the UK’s most successful independent social businesses.

Everything we do begins with social purpose. Our roots go back to the ‘new wave’ of housing associations created in the 1960s, born out of a growing social consciousness around housing and homelessness.

In October 1963, the combined dream of 32 young professionals to end homelessness, and a total investment of £64, created the multibillion social business we are today. We set out to provide quality, affordable homes for the most vulnerable in society and it is that same fundamental mission that drives us today.

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Our history

We've been dedicated to delivering quality homes and services for nearly 60 years

We focus on the needs of our existing social housing residents by investing in their homes, local communities and services. We also create quality homes to suit a whole range of aspirations, incomes and stages of life, for private rent, shared ownership and outright sale. 

The health and safety of our residents is our number one priority and we’re proud to be an influential part of the Government’s Early Adopters Group, spearheading a vision to create an industry that puts people’s safety first.

We’re also a major residential and mixed-use developer and committed to working with like-minded partners to help solve the housing crisis. For us, this means playing a vital role to build 100,000 much needed new homes. Of these, 60,000 homes will be built or funded by us, whilst a further 40,000 will come through partnerships. Crucially, at least 50% of these new homes will be genuinely affordable, with a target of 60% in London.

50% of the 100,000 new homes will be genuinely affordable

As a charitable organisation, our role goes beyond providing homes and housing services. We are a long-term partner in the neighbourhoods where we work. We build aspiration, opportunity and confidence in our communities through our £250 million L&Q Foundation and our skills academy. We believe everyone should have the same chances in life no matter where they live.

Our care and support subsidiary, L&Q Living, also offers housing and other assistance to meet the evolving needs of older and vulnerable people in our society.

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