Housing Association Mergers

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Conference
2019 Community Conference and Seminar
Date
8 November 2018
Decision
Carried

We continue to see a number of housing associations merge across regions and nationally. These range from large scale mergers such as the creation of Clarion Housing Group (125,000 homes) to the medium/smaller scale such as WM Housing (30,000 homes).

These mergers present a range of challenges to us in the community sector, such as retaining membership and keeping members informed and updated across, potentially many different branches. They also however present opportunities, with the potential exposure to new members and workplaces that may not have had previous recognition or any Unison presence at all.

Conference calls on the Service Group Executive to:

1. Compose a report on membership and trends in merged housing associations pre and post-merger.

2. Produce a guide for regions on mergers in housing associations.

3. Create an organising strategy specifically for merging and merged housing associations