We are very pleased to announce that the Homes and Communities Agency has given the green light for the merger of Jephson and Raglan to go ahead. This is a significant step forward in the merger process.
Our new organisation will be called Stonewater and will be one of the UK’s most significant social housing providers, both in terms of assets and geographic spread with around £160 million in turnover and £1.6 billion in assets.
As you may already know, we are looking to merge with the Jephson Group – a venture which could provide thousands of additional homes.
Together with Jephson, we have now submitted a formal application to the Homes and Communities Agency. If approved, our new group will be effective from January 2015.
We will keep you up to date with any progress, and would like to involve you, our residents in decision making to make sure that we continue to deliver the best service.
To do this we have selected a group of residents from Raglan and the Jephson group to create a Sounding Board.
The purpose of the Sounding Board is to ensure that we meet our tenants’ needs throughout the merger, and the group will help us to decide how to effectively communicate the changes that will be taking place.
We are in the middle of a housing shortage. There is a serious lack of the right homes, built at the right price and in the right location. To solve the crisis more homes need to be built.
The National Housing Federation’s Yes to Homes campaign asks communities to say “yes” to development in areas that need it most.
Visit www.yestohomes.co.uk to find out more.
Raglan Housing has opened Convent Drive, a smart new £3.7 million development of 29 affordable homes on the former site of St Martin’s Convent in Stoke Golding.
The merger of Jephson and Raglan has been given the go ahead by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). The new organisation will be called Stonewater and will be one of the UK’s most significant social housing providers, both in terms of assets and geographic spread with around £160 million in turnover and £1.6 billion in assets.
Local councillors and other guests joined Raglan Housing this month (17 October) to celebrate the start of construction on a new Raglan development of 60 affordable homes at Kings Mead in Kenavon Drive, near Reading town centre.
Raglan Housing Association has appointed Lynda Lines and Marie Riordan as new Regional Business Development Managers in the South and South East.