We are delighted to announce that with effect from 1 June 2020, South Western Housing Society and Tamar Housing will be known as the Willow Tree Housing Partnership. The two associations have formed a partnership that is governed by one board and executive team, which will generate efficiencies within the businesses to build resilience going forward. The Partnership will also share staff in order to deliver more effective services to our tenants and residents wherever possible going forward.

Over the course of the next weeks and months, Willow Tree will be tracking the progress of its joint endeavour and will seek to build evidence that the benefits of working in partnership can be measured against the key drivers set by the Board, which are: to create capacity for growth, to build business resilience, to maintain and improve customer satisfaction, and to deliver efficiency savings where it is reasonable and appropriate to do so.

The two organisations continue to retain their legal identities so tenants and residents will see no change to their contractual agreements. Likewise we will continue to use our registered names for contract and payment purposes, although from now our logo and all of our branding will be in the name of Willow Tree.

Donna Johnson, CEO of WTHP said ‘as our partnership grows and matures, we will keep you informed of any new ways of working and look forward to continuing to support all of our stakeholders to flourish alongside us.’

Andre Angelinetta. Chair of the Board also confirmed, ‘I believe that this is a great opportunity for the pooling of strengths from both organisations and together Willow Tree will be a strong partnership which will cope well with the future challenges. It will also provide increased opportunities for staff and greater efficiencies together with more housing.’

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