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Adactus Housing Association Limited was formed in 1964 as Family Housing Association (Manchester) Ltd.  It is a Co-operative and Community Benefit Society and a housing association.

It was renamed Adactus Housing Association Ltd in 2005.

It is a member of the Jigsaw Homes Group.

Our history

Formed in 1964 by the Catholic Aid Society as Family Housing Association (Manchester) Ltd, the Association initially focused on addressing the problem of homeless families in Manchester with the support of grant funding from Shelter during the late 1960s.

The Association became a prominent housing association developer in Manchester and Trafford during the 1970s with a particular focus on the areas of Moss Side, Cheetham Hill and Old Trafford.  By the 1980s it had grown to become the largest Manchester-based housing association.

In 2002 the Association became a founder member of the Adactus Group Structure.  In 2004 it accepted a transfer of engagements from fellow group-member County Palatine Ltd extending its areas of operation into Lancashire and Sefton.

In 2005 the Association changed its name to Adactus Housing Association Ltd.

In 2007 the Association took on the management of 1,500 Manchester City Council owned properties under the Miles Platting PFI contract.

In 2008, the Association accepted a transfer of engagements from Neston and Parkgate Housing Society.  This included some 200 homes in Neston.

In 2009, the Association entered into a management agreement with Chorley Community Housing Ltd.  The agreement moved the management of some 1,800 AHA properties in Lancashire and Sefton to CCH.

In 2018 the Adactus Group merged with the New Charter Group and created the Jigsaw Homes Group Ltd.


Jigsaw Group uses overlapped Boards to simplify its governance arrangements and to make the best use of the shared skill-set of our board members and directors.  Board meetings for organisations within the Group are held contemporaneously using overlapped meetings.  We subscribe to the 2015 edition of the National Housing Federation’s Code of Governance.

Adactus Housing Association is governed by our Housing North Board.

Housing North Board members

  • Roli Barker (Chair)
  • Shoab Akhtar
  • Andrew Leah
  • Janet Mutch
  • Paul Lees
  • Claire Beaumont
  • Lynne Garsden
  • Hilary Roberts

Our executive team

The day-to-day running of the Association is the job of the Group’s senior team of directors led by the group chief executive, Hilary Roberts.

  • Hilary Roberts, Group Chief Executive
  • Brian Moran, Deputy Chief Executive and Company Secretary
  • Paul Chisnell, Executive Director Finance
  • Katie Marshall, Group Director of Development and People
  • Andy Marshall, Group Director of Asset Management

As a housing association, Adactus HA is regulated by the Regulator of Social Housing, which took on this function from the Homes and Communities Agency in January 2018.

Our work

Adactus HA draws on central services provided by the Jigsaw Homes Group.  These services include:

  • The Connect contact centre
  • Tenancy management
  • Income collection
  • Lettings
  • Development
  • Finance
  • IT

We retains a focus on neighbourhood investment and resident consultation.

Company registrations

Registered under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, no 16668R.

Registered with the Regulator of Social Housing, no LH0131

Registered Office:
Cavendish 249
Cavendish Street

Jigsaw Group members

The members of Jigsaw Group build, renovate and manage affordable housing for rent and sale. Together we own and manage more than 34,000 homes across the North West and East Midlands, employ over 1,400 employees and have a combined annual turnover of £194 million.

Adactus Housing Association

Aksa Homes

Beech Housing Association

Chorley Community Housing

Gedling Homes

New Charter Homes

New Charter Building Company



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