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Cross Keys Homes 'delighted' to retain highest possible rating from regulator

Cross Keys Homes (CKH) has retained the highest possible rating from the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH), despite all the challenges posed by the pandemic.
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The Regulator of Social Housing has confirmed Cross Keys Homes meets its highest standards (Photo: Cross Keys Homes)

The social housing provider has retained its rating of V1 for viability and G1 for governance, meaning it meets the highest standards set out by the RSH's Governance and Financial Viability Standard.

This comes as the company has continued to work through the various lockdowns and restrictions to provide support to residents. It launched its Be Kind fund, which has provided more than £800,000 of support to residents struggling with the effects of the pandemic.

CKH has also taken responsibility for letting its vacant homes within Peterborough; 25% of all allocations are made to existing CKH residents, making it easier for families to get the homes they need.

Additionally, CKH has committed to building affordable homes for the region. In the last year, the company has completed 290 new homes and was listed at 44 in the 2020 Inside Housing Top 50 Biggest Builders survey. Alongside the recent promise of £50million in funding from NatWest, plans to build approximately 2,900 new homes by 2025 are moving forwards.

Claire Higgins, chief executive of CKH, said: "I am delighted by this news especially after such a challenging year. It is a real testament to the hard work of our whole staff team, and highlights the ways in which we are getting it right for our customers whilst delivering the highest standards of corporate governance and financial viability.

"It also gives our investors and stakeholders the utmost confidence to continue to work with us to change even more lives and communities for the better in the future."