Coming together with DCH
In May, we announced that we’re in talks with Devon and Cornwall-based housing association, DCH, to merge to become one brand new organisation.
The new organisation would manage more than 35,000 homes from South Gloucestershire to the Isles of Scilly. Our geography fits well with little overlap, and while both are successful organisations, committed to building safe and vibrant communities, we believe together we can be even stronger and more resilient.
Bringing us both together we’d be able to reduce our operating costs, using these savings to build more, much-needed homes in the South West. The new organisation would be able to create new communities, with the capacity to deliver 15,000 new homes over the next ten years, which is more than we’d be able to do on our own.
Home is at the heart of what we do. As a more efficient organisation, we’d be better placed to continue to invest in our existing homes and communities, at the same time as developing our digital offer so you’re able to engage with us online, in more ways, at a time that suits you.
We’re still in the early stages of our discussions on this. We’re now seeking feedback from you on our plans ahead of our Board making a final decision in November. If we decide to go ahead, we expect the merger to be completed by summer 2018.
What does this mean for you?
We’re really excited about this, but we appreciate you’ll have lots of questions about what this means for you. We’ve answered some of your initial queries in our FAQs here.
What do you think?
Your feedback on our proposal is essential to our next steps. Our Board will make a final decision in November and your views will be an important part of this.
We’ve set up a short online survey here for you to tell us what you think. We'd like you to submit your views to us by 27 September 2017.
We’ll write to all of our residents at the end of the year after we’ve collated your feedback and a decision has been made about what’s next.
Talk to us
If you'd like to know more about our plans, you can get in touch with our Resident Engagement team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.