About us

We will always be guided by our purpose, our vision and our values.

At LiveWest, we believe in a home for everyone. We own and manage over 40,000 homes across the South West, from Cornwall to Gloucestershire. We have ambitious plans to invest £1bn in the South West economy and to build 5,000 new affordable homes in the region over the next five years.

This is part of LiveWest taking huge steps towards alleviating the region’s housing shortage, in an area of high housing need as well as high house prices which makes accessing housing particularly challenging for many families.

We offer homes for affordable rent and shared ownership sale. We also build homes for private sale, to generate profits which we then use to provide and build more affordable homes.

We take the time to listen to, understand and learn from our customers. We focus on thriving as a business and employer so we can deliver more homes and even better services.

As well as meeting housing demand, it’s easy to forget the vital role that affordable homes contribute to economic development and prosperity, enabling  local companies to recruit the workforce they need from their communities. LiveWest’s growth strategy will not only contribute to economic growth in the South West but sustain up to 7,000 jobs in the building industry and its supply chain.

We were formed in March 2018 through the merger of Knightstone Housing and DCH, and since then we have built on the best of both organisations. We have recently invested in new build offices in Exeter and Tolvaddon to complement our Weston-super-Mare office, where we are also making major investment. Combined with touchdown points for our many mobile workers, our aim is to offer a contemporary working environment with an emphasis on building a shared culture.

We are a member of Homes for the South West, a group of the largest developing housing associations in the south west, making the case for investment in our region.

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Our vision

Our vision is used as:

  • A description of the outcomes that will be achieved through the delivery of our strategy.

Our vision is:

  • Trusted by our customers
  • Homes and communities that people love to live in
  • Proud to work here

A growing business, fit for the future. We will measure the delivery of our vision through setting challenging but deliverable targets, not only to aim for but as a clear measure to know when the strategy has achieved its objectives.

Our values

Our values provide a clear framework for how we work and form a key part of our culture. They are the core principles that govern how we work together to achieve our strategy.

Our organisational values are:

  • We are customer focused
  • We challenge convention
  • We deliver together