First Ark


What we do

What we do

Working collaboratively with the public, private and social sectors, we add value and create life-changing opportunities through our social business model.

First Ark Group are


Knowsley Housing Trust (KHT): providing affordable homes to rent and sheltered accommodation across Knowsley, Merseyside.

Oriel Living: offering homes for sale, shared ownership and extra care facilities.

First Ark Social Investment: supporting sustainable business growth through Social Investment Funds.

One Ark: creating partnerships to generate investment that is used to build resilient communities and create life changing opportunities for people.

Vivark: delivering facilities management and property refurbishment solutions across the North West.

Our Products and Services


Provision of Affordable Housing – we are primarily a Social Housing organisation, and our core service offering is the ongoing provision and maintenance of Affordable Housing properties across Knowsley. Alongside this, we also provide advice and support for our customers, including helping with Welfare Reform issues through our Advice Hub and in-person support.

Home Ownership – we build and develop homes that our customers can purchase via a range of ownership tenures, including Shared Ownership and Help to Buy.

Social Investment – we help local organisations grow, thrive and be sustainable for now and in the future, through a range of investment products and other commercial support.

Lifestyle Solutions - we offer practical help and a range of cost-effective services including removals, flooring and blinds.

Care and Support - we work with carefully selected partners to provide great value products and services that include: funeral planning, home monitoring services, epilepsy solutions, stair lifts and an online shop that makes it easy to access over 14,000 products designed to help people live fulfilled lives in their own homes.

Facilities Management and Refurbishment - we will work with you to establish a facilities management strategy that’s right for you, your site and your workplace culture.

Thought leadership

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