Homes for Wells

Providing affordable homes in Wells and the surrounding villages to enable the local community to flourish

Welcome

Wells is quite simply a beautiful place to live; it is a small town, with over 1200 households of 2500 residents, many of whom are intrinsically linked with the town’'s maritime and rural heritage, as indeed; were there forebears. Surrounded by beautiful coastline, an attractive and valuable natural environment, and working countryside; the unique character of the town and wide range of services available, make Wells and the adjacent villages of Warham, Wighton, Holkham and Stiffkey, an increasingly popular place to work, to live and to visit, bringing life and vigour into the area, which thrives. 


However, the high cost of property nationally, is replicated locally, with an increasing number of local properties owned as second and holiday homes. Wells and the neighbouring villages have significantly felt the impact of their success. As their popularity has risen, the number of visitors and retirees, second home owners, and holiday homes have increased with the population rising to 5000 during peak season. Whilst this brings benefits to the area, local house prices and rents have consequently risen, far beyond the reach of typical average local incomes. The local community is threatened as many, particularly those with young families, are forced to leave in their search for housing they can afford and economic opportunities. 


Our Mission


Providing affordable homes in Wells and the surrounding villages 

to enable the local community to flourish.


Our Purpose 


Since it's launch in 2006, Homes for Wells has worked to provide homes in the community at a fair and reasonable rent one which is economically viable for key workers, volunteers and local people with a proven connection to the town and local area; people who make a significant contribution to the community, economy and environment. 


All Homes for Wells properties are lived in by individuals and by families who provide essential services,  and without their skills and expertise our community would not be the thriving, vibrant place we enjoy today. Key services and occupations, often in low waged sectors or run on a voluntary capacity would be understaffed, and school numbers unsustainable. 


Growing numbers of individuals and families have been accommodated but there is increasing need, and Homes for Wells continues to work in partnership to increase our property portfolio.