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

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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 the Dorset Homes Choice in order to become a resident.

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Rented homes for older residents in Bournemouth & Ringwood

Due to council spending cuts, from we will no longer be offering a support service in Bournemouth. There will however be a 24/7 community alarm system linked to Bournemouth Council's Careline service, able to answer calls from communal alarm points, lift alarms, communal door entry systems and points within individual flats.

In addition, due to public funding no longer being available from , we will no longer be offering a warden service in Ringwood. There will be a 24/7 community alarm system linked to Bournemouth Council's Careline service, able to answer calls from communal alarm points, communal door entry systems and points within individual flats.

The service provided by Bournemouth Careline will also monitor for emergency care/or support calls (residents need to make emergency contact arrangements with the Careline themselves).

We currently own or manage 463 affordable homes:

  • Milborne St Andrew
    5
  • Poole
    194
  • Wimborne
    11
  • Bournemouth
    210
  • Ringwood
    43
  • Rented for 18+
    153
  • Rented for 60+
    250
  • Shared Ownership
    24
  • Social Leased
    21
  • Non-Social Leased
    15

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Who we are

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

We are a fully accredited provider of housing-related support for Bournemouth Borough Council’s Supporting People (Housing Support Team) and a member of the National Housing Federation.

About Sandbourne
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What we do

We provide high quality flats and support to people over 60 years old, and affordable housing for residents over 18.

Our dedicated team provide a wide range of services to support accomodation and communal facilities for our local residents' needs.

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 Homes & Communities Agency (HCA).

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