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Suffolk Housing which supplies affordable housing in the county has amalgamated with larger housing organisation Flagship Homes.

The two organisations will continue to operate under their own names and staffing will remain the same.

The partnership will mean that more than 31,000 affordable homes will be available to people in Suffolk and the surrounding area.

Suffolk Housing is based in Greenwood Court, Bury St Edmunds (28230249)
Suffolk Housing is based in Greenwood Court, Bury St Edmunds (28230249)

Three Suffolk Housing board members Carole Taylor-Brown, Matthew Peak and Steve Cook will also join the Flagship board.

Steve will become chairman of the Suffolk Board.

Last year Victory Housing Trust also joined Flagship.

Carole Taylor Brown, outgoing chairman of the Suffolk board, said: “I am really pleased we have achieved a partnership with Flagship. It will strengthen Suffolk Housing and enable us to ensure that there remains a strong focus on Suffolk and the needs of our residents.

“Suffolk Housing has been through a challenging time in recent years and it is good to reach a point where we can look forward to building on the had work of the staff and board over that period.”

The provider is looking to build 350 more homes in the Suffolk Housing area.

Suffolk Housing began in 1974 and completed its first homes, 18 flats at Steward House in Bury two years later.

By 2013 it managed more than 2,500 homes. In 2016 the organisation moved into purpose built headquarters in Coppice House in Greenwood Court, Bury.