Proposed Partnership

Two Castles Housing Association

Two Castles Housing Association

We have now completed a period of consultation to find out how best we can move forward with the merger proposal. Part of the consultation process included asking you for your thoughts and opinions and we were met with an overwhelmingly positive response. Only once your views had been taken into account has a final decision been made and the decision has now been approved by the Boards of Two Castles (TCHA), Derwent and Solway (D&S), and Your Housing Group (YHG) to create a new organisation, providing homes across the North of England.

As you know from our previous correspondence, D&S and TCHA have much in common, including similar principles and geographic area. We serve many similar communities within West Cumbria and as a result have experienced many of the same challenges. We believe that by joining with them we will be able to continue to provide a more locally-focussed service to you.

The partnership is anticipated to be complete by 31st July.

What happens now?

We will now work with D&S and YHG to progress the partnership and ensure that all the services you currently receive will be unaffected as much as possible. Your tenancy/leasehold agreement, rent or service charges will not change and we expect D&S staff to transfer with us too.

We will write to our residents again over the coming weeks to explain how your services will transfer to the new organisation and what this means to you. In the meantime, we hope the FAQ’s will help answer some of the questions you may have.

If you have any comments, queries or concerns please feel free to get in touch with our Customer Services Team on 0800 085 1171.