We've been working to rebuild lives for over four decades - a process that's as much about listening and learning as it is about giving.

Bournemouth Churches Housing Association was founded in 1968 by a number of local churches, to try to make a practical contribution to local housing problems.

Since then, BCHA has grown from strength to strength. We are a major provider of a diverse range of housing, support and learning services for socially excluded people. Although based in Bournemouth, we currently deliver services across the South from Plymouth to Reading. Click here to read about the work we do in your area. 

Bournemouth Churches Housing Association Limited is a charitable registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, registered with the Financial Conduct Authority No. 18497R and with the Homes and Communities Agency No. LH0155.

Registered office: St. Swithuns House, 21 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3NS. Member of the National Housing Federation.

To find out more about our regulator, the Homes and Communities Agency, click here.

Some quick facts about BCHA:

  • BCHA was founded in 1968 by local churches wanting to make a contribution to addressing the homelessness problem in Bournemouth
  • BCHA works across the South of England from Plymouth in the West, to Reading in the East
  • We manage 2079 homes, of which we own 787 (as at the 31st March 2014)
  • 54% of our housing stock is supported housing for homeless and vulnerable people. The remainder is classed as ‘general needs’ or longer term independent housing, for people who do not need support
  • The BCHA Family employ 551 staff (as at 31st March 2014)
  • BCHA also delivers support to people living in their own homes, or the homes of other landlords
  • Each year we support an average of 200 people into employment
  • Group turnover was £22.2M to the 31 March 2014. 48% of our income came from rents charged to residents, and 44% from various revenue contracts to support the people we house or work with

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