Braughing Housing Association - Orchard House
The original aim of the Braughing Housing Association was to provide affordable accommodation for the elderly, single people of Braughing in need of a home. Money-raising for building housing accommodation started in October 1963, and land for the building was donated by Mrs Stuart-Williams of Causeway House. With the benefit of both the land and the award of a loan from Braughing Rural District Council, Orchard House, consisting of seven single-storey flatlets, was built on The Street opposite the entrance to Green Lane, and residents moved in during March 1965.
Each flatlet is self-contained with its own kitchen, hallway, bathroom and bed/sitting room, and is suitable for single tenancies only. Unfortunately, none can be easily adapted for wheelchairs, and they are unsuited for those in need of care. In 2017 a small conversion was made so that there are now five flatlets and one one-bedroom flat.
Braughing Housing Association Limited, registered on 25 Nov 1963, company number IP16523R, was established as a non-profit organisation under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act, 1965. It is registered with both the FCA, and the Regulator of Social Housing, and therefore the Housing Ombudsman.
The Association is administered by a small group of unpaid volunteers.
Should any homes become available a notice will be published in PS News and the Parish Magazine. Preference would be given to the elderly, most needy and those with a connection to Braughing. For more information please email here >>>