Magna is a group of housing and housing related organisations
The following companies in the Magna Housing Group of companies are Limited and registered in England. Some of these companies are Charitable Industrial & Provident Societies (I&P). The Financial Services Authority (FSA) describes an I&P Society as "an organisation conducting an industry, business or trade, either as a co-operative or for the benefit of the community, and is registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965”.
The registered company numbers are:
Magna Housing Group Limited Charitable I&P Society 28717R
Magna Housing Association Limited Charitable I&P Society 26971R
Magna West Somerset Housing Association Limited Charitable I&P Society 28643R
Magna Careline Limited I&P Society 28332R
Charter (S.W.) Limited 5497316
Magna Housing Group Limited (MHGL) is the parent company. Magna Housing Association Limited, Magna West Somerset Housing Association Limited and Charter (S.W.) Limited (Charter) are all subsidiary companies of MHGL. Magna Careline Limited is a subsidiary company of Charter.
The following companies are Registered Social Landlords (RSLs), registered with the Social Housing Regulator:
Magna Housing Group Limited LH4227
Magna Housing Association Limited L3950
Magna West Somerset Housing Association Limited LH4166
For all companies in the Magna Housing Group, the registered office address is Hollands House, Poundbury Road, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1SW, irrespective of the office from which they carry out their day to day business.
The VAT number for Magna Housing Group Limited, Magna Housing Association Limited, Magna West Somerset Housing Association Limited and Magna Careline Limited is 684 5154 14 .
Magna is a member of the National Housing Federation.
MHGL, the parent of the group, is responsible for the smooth running of overall operations. It includes functions such as legal, finance, HR and communication that work across the group, providing value for money and consistency. Our day-to-day operations are managed by paid staff, but our work is directed by unpaid Boards made up of members from the local community
Magna Housing Association operates mostly in Dorset, Devon, and parts of Somerset. What began in 1993 as West Dorset Housing Association with the purchase of West Dorset District Council’s housing stock, now has 6,179 homes to let, 272 shared ownership homes and another 125 homes to rent and buy currently under construction (as at 1st April 2012).
Magna West Somerset Housing Association operates mostly in West Somerset and parts of Devon. Since taking over the ownership and management of homes and garages from West Somerset District Council in 1998, and forming the Magna Housing group along with MHA, MHGL and Careline, MWS now has 2,217 homes to let, with a further 52 properties under construction and 38 shared ownership properties (as at 1st April 2012).
Charter (S.W.) Ltd is Magna’s development company. As well as providing shared ownership homes for first time buyers in partnership with local organisations, Charter has a number of joint ventures with private developers to build open market housing across Dorset, Devon and Somerset.
Magna Careline is our monitoring and alarm service. Operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we provide peace of mind for more than 19,000 private and business customers across the south west.
We are committed to our customers and are focused on providing a quality service. We work with our residents, local authorities and our community partners to make sure the things we offer are the things that they want and need. We are passionate about our performance and regularly measure our success (and our occasional failures) against other organisations to make sure we provide the value for money service we promise.
We firmly believe in treating people properly, empowering our people and in acting with openness and honesty. This approach is embedded in everything we do, from our policies and procedures to our resident involvement strategy and our annual performance reviews.
We are energetic and innovative and are constantly looking for ways to do things even better. We welcome comments, compliments and complaints »and use all feedback we receive to help shape our services for a better future.
Magna Housing Group's headquarters is at Hollands House in Dorchester, Dorset. MHA's main office is also at Hollands House, while MWS is based at St Peter's House in Williton, Somerset.
Some of the work we do is as part of the Source Development Partnership. This is a partnership of Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) who have many years' experience providing a broad range of high quality homes in rural areas, towns and city centres.