Consolidation update

Clarion GroupClarion Housing Group has today completed the consolidation of its asset owning subsidiary landlords, just 15 months after the merger of Affinity Sutton and Circle Housing Group.

Old Ford, the group’s subsidiary in Tower Hamlets, transferred its homes on 1 March following extensive consultation with residents and local stakeholders.

Clarion Housing Association, which is responsible for services to all of the group’s residents, is now the sole landlord in the group, replacing the ten housing associations that previously existed.

The imperative for simplifying the structures has been to provide a consistently good service for residents.

Neil McCall, Clarion Housing Association CEO said: "We are pleased to have concluded the simplification of our structures so soon after merger and our focus continues to be on improving the services to residents particularly in those parts of the former Circle Group where they had been failing. We’ve been making steady progress and the simplification of the structures will help as we seek to drive up performance across the group."