Our Work

Women’s Pioneer’s vision is to make a positive difference to women’s lives.

Our mission is to provide homes and services which offer a springboard to independent women to achieve their potential. We aim to influence others to do the same.

Overall, women can expect to earn significantly less than men over their entire careers as a result of differences in caring responsibilities, clustering in low skilled and low paid work, the qualifications and skills women acquire, and outright discrimination.

The current overall gender pay gap for full-time workers is 14.1%
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Women’s Pioneer Housing is affiliated to the National Housing Federation.

One in ten people in England live in a housing association home. In 2016 housing associations built over 40,000 new homes, they use just £1 of public money for every £6 of their own private finance. Housing associations provide over 400,000 specialist homes for older or vulnerable people.

From NHF’s website

Our five-year corporate plan is linked below. Our corporate plan analyses the recent studies into the gender pay gap and women’s underemployment in greater depth, illustrating the continuing need for women only housing and how we plan on meeting these challenges.

Women’s Pioneer Housing is London’s largest specialist housing association for women. We own almost 1000 properties in eight boroughs in west and north-west London: Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham, Camden, Ealing, Wandsworth, Hillingdon, Harrow, and Westminster. 80% are studio and one-bedroom flats, mostly in converted Victorian buildings, many of which are listed or in conservation areas. There are also 90 peopper potted leasehold flats, and a small but growing number of higher rental investment properties that fund our future development plans.

Sheltered housing for older women

Our sheltered housing for single women over 60 is located in Kensington & Chelsea, where we are the largest sheltered housing provider. We have 178 flats for women over 60 who wish to live independently in their own home but with added security and back-up support on site and on call.


Years of Housing Women


Flats Upgraded in 2014


New Homes in Development


Homes For Women

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