Sector: Social Housing

Social Housing

Around 4 million homes in the UK are socially rented through housing associations and local authorities, with over 1,000 separate housing associations in England alone. Alongside tenant rent, the social housing sector is funded by local authorities, The Homes & Communities Agency, and a blend of other grant schemes and revenue sources. There is a market for suppliers wishing to sell into social housing providers, as well as for housing providers to deliver other related public services.

Why choose Carley Consult?

Carley Consult’s in-house team includes former public sector commercial and commissioning offices, with a comprehensive understanding of housing and community. We work with a range of housing associations and participate in the ERSA housing and employment forum.

Sub Sectors

Housing & Facilities Management

Welfare & Benefits Services

Construction & Maintenance

Homelessness & Accommodation Support

Help to Buy Services

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helena partnerships

Helena Partnerships

We were commissioned by Helena Partnerships, a housing association in St. Helens, to carry out a detailed review and critique of a previously unsuccessful bid they had submitted to deliver an outsourced housing management service for a local authority in the North West. We provided a detailed analysis report, considering scoring and weighting factors, sales messaging, and solution differentiation, to help better inform and improve future tender submissions.


Following Ongo’s acquisition of heating service firms A. H. Hales and Coultas Plumbing, they formed Hales & Coultas, and set their sights on growth via larger contract wins. We provided a review of their bid collateral, considering the increased level of scrutiny larger procurements will provide, the competition they will face and the enhanced capability of the new organisation. This resulted in a comprehensive template proposal, an application for accreditation of their services, and more effective opportunity selection through a sales led bid/no-bid process.