Press release

RSH announces statutory appointments to Board of Westmoreland Supported Housing Limited

The move follows considerable regulatory engagement with the registered provider.

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The Regulator of Social Housing (the regulator) has made 3 statutory appointments to the board of Westmoreland Supported Housing Limited. Westmoreland provides supported housing, working with care providers to deliver accommodation for vulnerable adults with complex learning and physical disabilities.

It provides 1,381 supported housing units across 112 local authorities.

Harold Brown, Senior Assistant Director and head of the regulator’s Investigation and Enforcement team, said:

We have been working with Westmoreland on an on-going basis to address the issues set out in the Regulatory Judgement published in November 2018 and Regulatory Notice published in May 2019. We have made these appointments following our most recent engagement with Westmoreland, to ensure that the existing board members have support to address the weaknesses in the provider’s governance and financial management.

We will publish an updated Regulatory Judgement in due course. Our priority in taking regulatory action is to ensure that the interests of Westmoreland’s tenants remain protected”.

The current Regulatory Judgement and Regulatory Notice are available on our website.

Further information

  1. The statutory appointments have been made under s269 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008.

  2. Our regulatory judgements and notices, and Gradings under review are listed on our website.

  3. Our regulatory standards are also available on our website.

  4. RSH promotes a viable, efficient and well-governed social housing sector able to deliver homes that meet a range of needs. It does this by undertaking robust economic regulation focusing on governance, financial viability and value for money that maintains lender confidence and protects the taxpayer. It also sets consumer standards and may take action if these standards are breached and there is a significant risk of serious detriment to tenants or potential tenants. More information about RSH is on our website.

  5. For press office contact details, see our Media enquiries page. For general queries, please email enquiries@rsh.gov.uk or call 0300 124 5225.

Published 11 September 2019