We're a non-profit-making social housing provider with affordable homes in Poole, Wimborne, Bournemouth, Ringwood and beyond.



Affordable family & shared ownership housing in Poole

Our shared ownership, leasehold and rented homes are primarily in Poole with a small number of rented family homes located in Bournemouth, Wimborne and Milborne St. Andrew.

You will need to register with BCP Home Choice or Dorset Council's Housing Register in order to become a resident.



Rented homes for older residents in Bournemouth & Ringwood

Our properties in Bournemouth and Ringwood for those aged 60 and over are designed for independent living and, although we don’t have support staff on site, we have a housing team who can point residents in the right direction for getting help and support if they need it.

All flats are linked to an emergency call monitoring service, although new tenants may be given the choice to opt out of that service. This means that help is immediately to hand via personal pendants or pull cords, emergency alarm systems within the flats and also in communal areas (where applicable). There are door entry systems in place at the main entrances to each block of flats for added security.

Set in landscaped gardens, all flats have the use of communal laundries and lift access with guest rooms and lounges at some of our Bournemouth sites.

We currently own or manage 485 affordable homes:

  • Milborne St Andrew
  • Poole
  • Wimborne
  • Bournemouth
  • Ringwood
  • Rented for 18+
  • Rented for 60+
  • Shared Ownership
  • Social Leased
  • Non-Social Leased
* includes 2 market rented properties
Updated as and when the number of properties we own/manage changes.

Who we are

We are a non-profit Registered Housing Provider with charitable status, more commonly known as a Housing Association.

Any surplus we make each year is put back into providing more homes and maintaining properties and services to existing residents.

About Sandbourne
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What we do

We provide high quality long-term rented homes, at social rent levels, to people over 60.

We also provide affordable homes, including long-term rented homes at social rent levels, for people over 18.

About our services
Thomas Hardy Sandbourne Map

From Bertram Windle’s The Wessex of Thomas Hardy (1902)

Our name was adopted from Thomas Hardy's novels based in Wessex — Sandbourne being his chosen name for the Bournemouth area.

Our History

Bournemouth Housing Society for the Elderly (BHSE) and Broadway Park Housing Association (BPHA) merged on after receiving regulatory approval from the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH).

Ringwood and District Old Peoples Housing Society (RDOPHS) merged with Sandbourne on after being noted by the RSH and receiving regulatory approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Bournemouth Ace Housing Association Limited (Ace) merged with Sandbourne on after being noted by the RSH and receiving their regulatory approval from the FCA.