Our background

The Merton Family Housing Trust, Wandle’s original name, was formed in 1967 by a group of local people who were concerned about homelessness. They felt that it was possible to do something practical about it. They had a simple aim: “to provide homes for homeless families, regardless of colour, language, race, or creed.”

50 years on, we face the greatest housing crisis since the end of the Second World War and Wandle is doing its bit to build the homes south Londoners need.

We continue to invest in the communities in which we were founded, supporting local organisation and encouraging residents to realise their full potential.

We have grown into an organisation with over 7,000 homes across nine south London boroughs providing homes for rent (social and affordable), shared ownership, outright sale, and supported housing. We also have a small portfolio of commercial properties and garages.