Sherwoods and Teachers Housing Association – 50 Years on

The Teachers Housing Association celebrated 50 years of service to the education professionals of the UK this month and Sherwoods, one of their key service providers of Romaleyn Gardens in Paignton, were invited along to join the celebrations. Thanks for the great welcome and Party!

In 1967 the Central Council of the “Benevolent & Orphan Fund of the National Union of Teachers” decided to establish a housing association in response to concerns about the housing difficulties encountered by many elderly retired teachers. This resulted in the Teachers’ Benevolent Fund Housing Association’s formal registration as an independent housing association on 16 May 1967. Fifty years later THA continues to provide sheltered housing for older people in seven locations around the UK, plus housing for teachers and others in housing need in several London boroughs. Our mission continues to be “housing people in need, particularly those associated with education”.

More information on the Association can be found here:

*Pictured Sarah Brumpton, Ruby Brown and Deborah Potter