Orbit was established in 1967 by two people on a park bench contemplating how to tackle homelessness. The passion they felt about the inequality in the access, scale and quality of available housing was channelled into positive action, and Orbit was created.

Our purpose today is every bit as important as it was when Orbit was founded. We now manage around 47,000 affordable homes in the Midlands, East and South East of England, and build around 1,000 new affordable homes every year.

Today, over 100,000 people live in an Orbit home and our aim is to ensure the homes we provide and the places we create are good quality, affordable and safe. We are proud to be a socially driven, commercially focused organisation with a strong social purpose, reinvesting our surplus to improve the quality of our homes, services and our communities, and the provision of more much needed affordable housing.

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As a responsible business, we are committed to improving the long-term prospects of society. We do this through taking steps to protect our planet for future generations, through investing in a range of projects to support communities, families and individuals, and through ensuring we have in place robust governance standards and excellent employment practices.

We’ve built a diverse, open and inclusive culture where all perspectives are valued. We’re always working hard to make Orbit the best place to work for our 1,200 employees. We have an active People agenda that plans to build on our success as a Sunday Times Top 100 Best Company.

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