Affordable housing: renting
Social rented housing
These are homes let by housing associations at a much lower rent than private landlords.
There are around 4600 rented homes in South Lakeland but only a few hundred vacancies each year.
These are rents that are higher than social rents but no more than 80% of local market rents. Also known as intermediate rents, they are managed by housing associations.
To apply for either social rented housing or affordable rented housing, you will need to register with Cumbria Choice. This can be done via their website or contacting your local housing association.
For more specialist housing please see the table below. To apply contact Cumbria County Council on 01228 221 548.
Contacts for housing associations
Please find a list of housing associations below including organisations which specialise in housing for older people and housing for people with supported needs in South Lakeland District.
|Housing Associations||Contact details||General enquiries||Housing for older people||Housing for people
with supported needs
|South Lakes Housing||0300 303 8540||Yes||Yes||N/A|
|Two Castles||0800 085 1171||Yes||N/A||N/A|
|Impact Housing||03448 736 290||Yes||Yes||N/A|
|Home Group||08450 606 3033||Yes||N/A||N/A|
|Eden||0800 183 3948||Yes||N/A||N/A|
|Abbeyfield Societies||01524 762165||N/A||Yes||N/A|
|Nine Oaks||015394 444436||N/A||Yes||N/A|
|Kendal Almhouse Charity||01539 739590||N/A||Yes||N/A|
|Johnnie Johnson Housing Association||0845 3055335||N/A||Yes||N/A|
|Plumtree Housing Association||015395 62661||N/A||Yes||N/A|
|Lake District Housing Association||015394 43016||N/A||Yes||N/A|
|Pele Housing Association||01539 733319||N/A||Yes||N/A|
|Gatesbield Quaker Housing Association||015394 445578||N/A||Yes||N/A|
|The Almhouse Association||01344 452922||N/A||Yes||N/A|
|Anchor (Cumbria)||0808 2523038||N/A||Yes||N/A|
|Mayor of Kendal's Homes||01539 724742||N/A||Yes||N/A|
|Carr-Gomm Housing Association||01539 722875||N/A||N/A||Yes|
| Stonham Housing Association
(now part of Home Group)
|Leonard Cheshire Disability||01539 739478||N/A||N/A||Yes|
|New Foundations||01706 835333||N/A||N/A||Yes|