Regulator announces appointments to provider’s board

The announcement is said to ensure that the existing board has support to address weaknesses in the provider’s governance.

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The Regulator of Social Housing has made three 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 – providing 1,381 supported housing units across 112 local authorities.

On the announcement, 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.”

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