Forth Housing Association gets clean bill of health from Regulator

Forth Housing Association gets clean bill of health from Regulator

Sharon Brady-Wardrope

The Scottish Housing Regulator has revised its regulatory status for Forth Housing Association to compliant after the landlord worked to address areas of improvement.

An updated engagement plan published last week shows Forth Housing Association now meets all of the regulatory requirements, including the standards of governance and financial management.

Forth has been working on delivering the improvements required to ensure compliance since 2021 addressing the areas of material non-compliance identified at that time.

Sharon Brady-Wardrope, director, said: “This is very well deserved as there has been so much work put in from all our people including tenants, staff and committee as well as our business partners. The framework that Jaqueline Norwood, Full Circle Solving started two years ago laid an excellent foundation of improvements.

“I know we have asked a lot from staff in particular but they have stepped up and took on board the wide range of improvements needed I am so very pleased for everyone involved to have achieved this and genuinely proud to be part of this team.”

Sharon added: “No time to take the foot off the gas though as we keep embedding good practice and formulating further improvements in all the services we deliver.”

Ann Dickson, Forth Housing Association chair, said: “This is the most wonderful news for Forth Housing Association after the last couple of years which have been such a challenge for us. I am very indebted to our staff and fellow committee members who have been so motivated to achieve this.

“When I reflect on how far we have come since those days I am so thankful to the regulator for their support and to Jacqueline Norwood who worked tirelessly throughout her time with us then our good fortune in having Sharon Brady-Wardrope as first our interim director and now our director because with their guiding hands together we have turned Forth Housing around to be one of the best housing associations.”

Mareta Greig, head of tenant services, said that she couldn’t be more pleased and is so very proud of all team at Forth that their hard work has paid off.

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