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About us

Welcome to the web page for Homes for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough - hosted by Cross Keys Homes (CKH).

Homes for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is a group of housing associations managing thousands of homes between them and have ambitious plans to build many more.

We are local housing experts with a proven track record of delivering homes and supporting people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and know affordable home provision is crucial for the overall sustainability of our region. That’s why we use our skills, knowledge and commercial nous to work with each other and with our partners, to make the most of the region’s housing resources. 

Meet our partners

We are ethical businesses and long-term investors in communities and places, leveraging significant private finance to do so, and we play a prominent role in driving the economic growth of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough – making a substantial contribution to the economy by procuring goods and services and providing employment.

Meet our Chair - Claire Higgins

Claire is an experienced housing professional who has held a number of senior positions at Circle 33 Housing Trust and Housing
21, before beingClaire Higgins appointed Director of Operations at Cross Keys Homes (CKH) when it was created in 2004.

Claire was appointed Chief Executive at CKH in 2014. She has taken CKH from strength-to-strength, increasing turnover and leading its most ambitious development programme: to build 500 homes a year and expand its geographical reach.

Claire has overseen the successful launch of Cross Keys Care, which provides care for older people in the community and in CKH’s extra care schemes, Kingfisher Court and Lapwing Apartments. Claire ensures CKH remains a commercial business with a social heart and is passionate about expanding the communities programme that changes so many people’s lives. Claire is also the Vice Chair of the Board of PlaceShapers.

In 2021, Claire was awarded an MBE for services to housing in recognition of a career dedicated to bringing affordable homes and support to the communities who need them.

Contact us

We want to build a range of affordable homes to meet local housing priorities, bringing together the right partners in the right way, tailored to communities’ needs. 

To achieve our ambitions, we work in partnership with local authorities, parish councils and other housing associations, along with private housebuilders, to drive housing growth in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and take a flexible approach to funding for land purchases and for building homes and infrastructure.

If you would like to work with us, contact our director, Karen Mayhew.