Scottish housing co-operative in partnership talks
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities
Housing co-operative in partnership talks with housing provider
Britain’s largest fully mutual housing co-operative is holding partnership talks with a housing and care provider.
Tenants First Housing Co-operative, which manages 1,413 homes across Scotland, is considering going into partnership with Sanctuary Group.
Confirming that talks have begun, Tenants First Chief Executive Sandy Murray said: “Our committee of management have agreed that we should enter into discussions with Sanctuary Group to look at ways that we can work together.
“The aim is to benefit from the strengthened resources, in a way that will enable us to take on further development opportunities in the future.
“This is necessary if we are to continue to grow and develop Tenants First for the benefit of current and future members and to help meet the pressing need for affordable rented housing.
“The two organisations have many shared values. Both Tenants First and Sanctuary are focussed on delivering quality and affordability in housing and social care.
“Both organisations are run on a not-for-profit basis, with any surpluses being reinvested in developing services, new developments or existing properties.”
Tenants First is Scotland’s largest housing co-operative with houses in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus and Glasgow. It is owned and run by its members for the benefit of members.