Black Country Housing

We are a housing association and regeneration agency working closely with local communities in Birmingham and the Black Country.We provide affordable housing for rent, new homes for sale and a diverse a range of specialist local services.

Our strong reputation for delivering high-quality, innovative service is built on almost 40 years of local experience. We want to make a difference to the lives of people in our local area through the services we provide. Our mission 'Enabling neighbourhoods to thrive' is supported by our five core values: integrity; positive attitude; respect for the environment; respect for people and quality.


Black Country Housing Group is part of the FirstStop ‘Managing Money Better’ project funded by Comic Relief under their ‘Managing Money Better programme’ to help provide in-depth tailored advice on the financial issues that older face when making decisions about their housing and care options. The organisation is concerned that this part of its service reaches people who may be particularly vulnerable, such as those people who live in the most unfit accommodation or in particular need of advice to avoid fuel poverty.

Black Country Housing

Our services

Click a link above for more information about our service and how to contact us.

An example of the work we do

Mr. R. (75yrs) Owner Occupier, was having problems with his roof, he didn’t have the funds to have this repaired and was very worried about the problem.

A Community Welfare visit ascertained that funding could be obtained and a subsequent application was made to The Royal British Legion, who agreed to fund the full costs of the work, £1260.00.

The client had also got some problems with the taps in the kitchen and bathroom as they were leaking; this was quickly fixed and sorted by the Care and Repair team under the Wolverhampton Handypersons service, with no cost to the client!

A full benefit assessment found that he was already claiming his full entitlement. Finally, a referral was made to the Cosy Homes team for an energy survey in which he was given useful advice.

The client was delighted as these problems were causing him sleepless nights that have now been resolved! (All with no cost to the client)

Black Country Housing

Key people and contact details

  • Amanda Tomlinson is Assistant Chief Executive and has been responsible for developing the FirstStop partnership

  • The Advice team are:

    • Tracey Rilett
    • Tracey Carswell
    • Chris Cole

News from our region

Discover the Older People’s Health and Wellbeing Atlas at the West Midlands Public Health Observatory

The Older People’s Health and Wellbeing Atlas provides a snapshot profile of each local authority in England. Interactive maps and charts enable comparisons to be made nationally for over 100 indicators.

The atlas can be used to highlight deficits in the health and care of older people and large variations between local authorities across England. The information will be of use to the wide range of organisations with an interest in the health and care of older people.

You can access the Atlas through the West Midlands Public Health Observatory at http://www.wmpho.org.uk/olderpeopleatlas/default.aspx


DCLG announces new funding for FirstStop network
DCLG announces new funding for FirstStop network

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis took the opportunity of a visit to Age UK Norfolk this morning to publicly

Residents celebrate awards for best later life housing
Residents celebrate awards for best later life housing

The best retirement and extra care housing – decided by the votes of older people themselves - won nation


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