Introducing Cardea Homes

We’re excited to announce that our directors, Guy Horne and David Searle, have recently teamed up with several key individuals, all with specialisms in the social housing sector, and formed Cardea Homes.

Cardea Homes is a social housing developer and investor, made up of industry experts on a mission to change the face of social housing.

At the heart of the company is a belief in delivering affordable, fit-for-purpose social housing, with high quality care and support services. It aims to achieve this by listening to commissioner requirements and community voices to ensure housing developments meet local plans.

The new social housing developer strives to be a catalyst for change with a fresh approach. This involves gaining an understanding of what local authorities need to deliver to meet their duty of care. As a result, Cardea Homes will combat challenges faced by care and support workers and provide what individuals and their families need to live happily and healthily in the community.

All of Cardea Homes’ developments are demand-led by local authorities and care providers, reducing investor risk and providing sustainability for all organisations involved.

A specialist team

Cardea Homes’ skill is in finding the right property solutions, in the right locations and working with commissioners, housing benefit officers, care providers and housing associations to understand what is needed to support an individual’s care and social needs.

In addition to Guy and David’s experience in property investment and development, the other team members bring with them expertise and specialisms from their former roles:

Mark Lovell – founder and CEO of Adjuvo Care, a national care company with 250 staff.

Richard Priest – director of care and support at Peabody housing association. Peabody owns 55,000 homes in the South East, Richard was responsible for 8,000 of these, totalling 1,000 staff.

Martin Parker – created and led a team of property acquisition professionals who bought £500million of social housing property in the last three years.

James Purser – created a successful group of residential care homes for young adults with autism in the South East.

Cardea Homes also support vital community causes, including Colchester foodbank most recently. The company provided a new and significantly larger warehouse to the foodbank in order to accommodate for increased demand.

What’s more, our employees climbed Snowdon to raise funds for the vital service, which many people depend on.

There is a great synergy between our company and the recently launched Cardea Homes. The team brings together a meeting of minds and expertise to expertly manage invaluable residential developments and provide key services that communities need.

Please take a look at the Cardea Homes website to find out more.