Our history

In 1966 the BBC broadcasted a play written by Jeremy Sandford and directed by Ken Loach about homelessness. The play was called 'Cathy Come Home'. The drama pulled no punches. It was so powerful it galvanised hundreds of communities to house those in need.

It was in this same year that five businessmen met in Harpenden and agreed to create affordable housing for this community. In 1968 the first 26 flats were built in Harpenden by a builder who lived at Aldwyckbury Manor. This is where the name Aldwyck Housing Group derived from. 

In the intervening years Aldwyck has grown to cover much of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. We now provide over 11,000 homes and house or help over 25,000 people.