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About Us

Creating great homes together

We’re Magna Housing, a community-based housing association. We mainly work in Dorset and Somerset (our head office is in Dorchester) providing housing services to local people.

Officially, our story begins in 1993 when the West Dorset District Council transferred all its housing stock to us. But Magna Housing, as we’re known today, was born in 2017 when we brought all our separate organisations together.

Really though, our story isn’t about us as much as the people we create homes for. We understand that a home and house are two different things. Our job is to understand each customer’s needs and give them somewhere they can enjoy living and feel they belong. To do this, we collaborate - with our colleagues, with our customers and with our partners. We work with compassion and dedication. Giving everything to empower our customers and build true communities.

We’re creating great homes together.

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The legal bit

As an exempt charity, we are a not for profit organisation and are regulated by the Regulatory of Social Housing (RSH). Magna Housing Limited is registered under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 and its Registered Society number is 7520. The registered office is Oak House, Poundbury Road, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1SW.

In January 2021, we adopted the National Housing Federation’s 2020 Code of Governance. We have identified improvements we can make to our approach to equality and diversity to ensure we are fully compliant with part 1.3 of the code (Equality, diversity and inclusion).

We are compliant with all other aspects of the code and we will assess our compliance with this code annually.

Our policies

Our policies

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Our team

Our team

We’re an ambitious and forward thinking housing association serving customers in Dorset and Somerset. We want to be the place where talented and ambitious people enjoy rewarding and fulfilling careers in an inspirational environment.

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Help Advice and Information

Help Advice and Information

If you want general help or advice, please call 01305 216060.

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Careers

Careers

Magna is an ambitious and forward thinking housing association serving customers in Dorset and Somerset. Our ambition is be a great place to work - where talented and ambitious people enjoy rewarding and fulfilling careers in an inspirational environment.

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Publications

Publications

We produce publications to provide further information and advice to help you in your home.

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Strategy

Strategy

Our vision is to create great homes together, our three-year brilliant basics strategy provides the strong foundations needed to achieve it.

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