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SHR announces Thistle to consult tenants and residents on transfer of homes to Sanctuary

Announcement made by Scottish Housing Regulator 

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Thistle Housing Association is to consult tenants and residents this autumn about a proposal to transfer its homes to Sanctuary Scotland, the Scottish Housing Regulator has announced. 

The regulator today published an updated engagement plan which sets out the progress which has been made since intervention at Thistle.

In February this year, Thistle decided to partner with another RSL. It took this decision after carrying out an independent strategic review on the best way forward for its tenants and residents. Thistle chose Sanctuary Scotland as its preferred partner. Since then, Thistle, has been working with the support of Sanctuary Scotland, to develop a plan to address the issues that led to the regulator’s intervention.

The regulator first intervened at Thistle in 2018 after it identified serious failures in governance and financial management. The regulator currently has a statutory manager and eight governing body members appointed to Thistle Housing Associations Board.

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