Cherry Tree Housing Association is a charitable Registered Social Landlord (Registered Provider). We provide accommodation with low-level support for people with mental health needs, and care homes and supported living services for people with learning disabilities.


Cherry Tree Housing Association was founded in 1975. It was originally set up to help people who were living in Napsbury Psychiatric Hospital to move out and find accommodation in the community. Today, Cherry Tree Housing Association continues to provide accommodation for people with mental health needs, and has a mixture of self-contained and shared accommodation in south Hertfordshire and the London Borough of Barnet.


In 1996, Cherry Tree Housing Association began to develop accommodation and support services for people with learning disabilities. Currently we have two small care homes and self-contained flats for supported living. We provide some supported living services for people with learning disabilities in partnership with Life Opportunities Trust. In addition, Cherry Tree is developing a domiciliary support scheme for people with learning disabilities. This will provide a wide range of care for people living in their own homes.

We currently have a total of 38 properties, with a capacity of 75 tenants. Of these, 62 places are for people with mental health needs, and 13 are for people with learning disabilities.

As a not-for-profit, charitable Housing Association, Cherry Tree Housing Association is regulated by the Homes and Communities Agency. Our care homes are regulated by the Care Quality Commission, just as our domiciliary scheme will be.

Much of our income comes from the rent that our tenants pay. We also have funding from Hertfordshire County Council - in the form of Housing Related Support and payment for care homes and domiciliary services - provided under contract to the HCC.