THE Regulator of Social Housing has announced that Ashton-based Jigsaw Homes has achieved the top rating for how the organisation is governed and for its financial viability.

The G1V1 rating came following the in depth assessment (IDA) carried out by the regulator in April 2019, 12 months after the Jigsaw Group was founded.

The IDA considered how Jigsaw’s board operates, and how key strategic decisions are made. It also looked at how the organisation manages risk and the robustness of financial and business planning. The regulator concluded that Jigsaw’s current working practices met the regulatory requirements in full.

Fay Selvan, group chair, said: “I am really proud that we have been awarded G1V1 following our In Depth Assessment.

"It has been a lot of work over the last year bringing two organisations together into the Jigsaw Group.

"As we are now one of the largest providers of social housing and a developer of new homes, it is important to be able to give assurance to the people we work for – our tenants – that we are doing a good job.”

Hilary Roberts, group chief executive, added: “I am delighted that the Regulator of Social Housing has awarded Jigsaw Homes the highest rating for governance and viability.

"This recognises the hard work of our board members and employees in the first twelve months of our new group’s existence. Our customers and partners can take confidence that Jigsaw has in place a firm foundation on which to pursue our mission of creating homes, building lives.”

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