We provide hundreds of day-to-day services, from being a landlord, providing social care and running our museums, libraries and parks. We deliver a diverse range of services to support people who live and work in Bristol, and people who visit the city too. We are committed to building a better Bristol – a city where everyone shares in its success. To achieve our vision we must ensure the social, economic and political inclusion of everyone, irrespective of age, gender, sexuality, disability, ethnicity, religion or socio-economic status.
We have an ambitious vision to build a better Bristol that includes everyone in the city’s success.
Homes England is the government’s housing accelerator; with the appetite, influence, expertise and resources to drive positive market change. A non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, our mission is to intervene in the market to ensure more homes are built in the areas of greatest need and improve affordability. Working in collaboration with partners spanning the public and private sectors, we are creating a more resilient and diverse housing market and making homes happen. Our experts include specialists in land, investment, finance and risk management and within the next few years, we will have invested over £27 billion across our programmes.
We offer expert support for priority locations, helping to create and deliver ambitious plans to get more homes built. We welcome partners who share our ambition to challenge traditional norms and build better homes faster, and events like Bristol Housing Festival give us an opportunity to connect with regional audiences, share key messages and engage in industry debate to build confidence in our agency among potential and existing partners.
West of England Combined Authority
The West of England is one of the UK’s most prosperous regions and we want to make it even better. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) is made up of three of the councils in the region – Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
WECA also supports the Local Enterprise Partnership, which is business-led, and covers the four West of England councils, including North Somerset Council. Together, our aim is to deliver economic growth for the region and address some of our challenges, such as productivity and skills, housing and transport.
WECA is chaired by Tim Bowles (Conservative), the West of England Mayor, who was elected in May 2017. He and the Combined Authority have been given powers over spending, previously held by central government, on the region’s transport, housing, adult education and skills.