Building a new Partnership
Over the next few months the Board of Equity will be seeking to find a potential merger partner with another housing association.
This has been a decision we have been considering for some time and our Board feel now is the right time to explore a potential merger in more detail. A potential merger has always been something which we have said we would explore if the right opportunity was presented to us.
Our Board however now feel we are in a strong position to instigate discussions ourselves and forge a strong partnership that secures long term benefits for our customers.
By bringing together two like-minded companies, a new partnership will enable greater capacity to build much needed affordable homes, whilst also strengthening and potentially expanding the range of services we are able to offer to you as a customer.
We will be looking to seek a potential merger partner who understands the areas in which we work and has a sound framework of listening to and engaging with customers.
To read a copy of the letter we have recently sent out to all customers, please click here, we have also drafted a Frequently Asked Questions useful guide, which will hopefully answer any questions you may have. This can accessed by clicking here.
Will customers be consulted?
The decision of which potential partner to select is the responsibility of the Board of Equity.
However, the voice of our customers is crucial and we want to hear from as many of you as possible to help shape and inform our proposals. Our Board will be very much taking into account your views as we progress through the merger process.
We are committed to consult as widely as possible which is why we will be inviting you to attend a number of customer consultation events during the summer. We will write to you nearer to the time to inform you of the dates, times and venues for these events.
If you have any questions or queries about the process and what this means to you, as a customer of Equity, please complete the form below and we will endevour to answer your query as promptly as possible.