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Three subsidiaries of the Plus Dane Housing Group in Liverpool CDS Housing, Greater Hornby Housing Association (Hornby Homes) and New Generation Housing Association - have today come together to form Plus Dane Merseyside.
The move, which has been approved by the Tenants Services Authority, follows extensive consultation with tenants and aims to bring together the strengths of the three housing associations and improve efficiency. It will also create significant financial savings, enabling Plus Dane to reinvest those savings to enhance the services it provides to residents.
In July 2008, Cheshire based Dane Housing Group successfully merged with Merseyside based Plus Housing Group to form the Plus Dane Housing Group.
The Group has over 15,000 homes in ownership and management across the region and works as a neighbourhood investor (Ni), spending less on running the business and more on its homes and the neighbourhoods it serves, with the aim of creating and sustaining vibrant places to live.
In merging its 3 subsidiaries to create Plus Dane Merseyside, the Group will also rename its Cheshire operations as Plus Dane Cheshire.
Ken Perry, Chief Executive of Plus Dane Group, said:
As a neighbourhood investor, Plus Dane is dedicated to providing the best possible service to our customers and maximising the resources we can put back into our homes and neighbourhoods to help improve quality of life, choice and opportunity for local people.
Amalgamating our three Merseyside housing organisations will enable us to unite their strengths and enhance the service we provide to our tenants, whilst ensuring that we continue to deliver on our commitment to spending less on running our business, and putting more investment into our neighbourhoods.