Westway Housing Association began life as Grove Housing Association in March 1987, when we took over the running of a hostel from a local charity.
The following year, we registered as a Friendly Society and with the Housing Corporation. The Westway name was adopted in August 1988.
Initially operating only in North Kensington, Westway HA soon expanded into a larger area of Kensington & Chelsea and then into the neighbouring boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, Ealing, Barnet, Brent, Westminster and Enfield.
By March 2022, we owned or managed 559 homes. They included homes let at social and affordable rents, 40 units of supported housing and 19 flats for shared ownership. In addition to our core boroughs, we now have a small number of homes in Barnet, Hounslow and Hillingdon.
Our vision is to be regarded as one of the best housing associations in the UK, providing a unique and exemplary service to people who are in housing need in the communities we serve.
Our objective is to be one of the leading community-based housing associations in London, providing housing for those in need at rents they can afford, building balanced communities and giving opportunities to people who have faced discrimination especially people from the black and ethnic minority communities so that we can enable them to participate fully in the provision of social housing.
Our aim is to provide rented housing to the people who need it most and who can least afford private rented accommodation.
We also provide housing to people with support needs, be they former rough sleepers, lone parents, single people coming out of care or released from institutions, or young single people who have left their parents’ home or institutional care.