At Curo we are South West specialists. We provide homes and services across Bath, Bristol and beyond, stretching from Taunton to Thornbury and Weston-Super-Mare to Chippenham.
We currently operate across eight local authority areas, which are mainly in the West of England. This area covers Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Mendip and West Wiltshire. Curo also has some stock in Taunton Dean and Cotswold.
About our area
With a population of nearly 1.3m (which grew 5% between 2001 and 2006) the West of England represents the largest concentration of business activity and employment in the South West. There are more than 700,000 jobs in the area, which is almost 30% of the regional total, yet in only 10% of the area geographically.
Although the area as a whole has relatively good employment levels, unemployment is still high in some of the eastern inner areas of Bristol, in outlying estates of social rented housing and in the Twerton area of Bath.
A third of the area's population lives in small market towns or villages - the highest proportion of any region.
By 2033, the proportion of the population aged 85+ is expected to grow by 134%. Around 100,000 people are already provided with supported housing and related services to enable them to live as independently as possible.
There are huge demands on affordable housing in the area, partly because the average house price across the South West is 12 times average regional incomes. In some parts of our operating area this rises to 14 times.
Future projections show that household numbers in the region will rise 30% by 2033, putting further pressure on the housing market and its affordability. Despite this local authorities have cut new housing targets by 13% since the Government abolished Regional Spatial Strategies.